Adults and Depression
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
You may have depression if you have a persistent sad or "empty" mood, or if you find it difficult to concentrate or make decisions.
Instead of asking for help, men who are depressed are likely to drink alcohol to excess, take drugs, or become frustrated, discouraged, and irritable.
Up to 20 percent of people with heart disease have serious depression—and unfortunately, many of them don’t know it.
A woman’s unique biological, social, and cultural factors may increase her risk for depression.