Major Depression results in a persistent state of sadness that may interfere with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, and physical health. Symptoms may include:
Although antidepressants can be effective for many patients, they do not work for everybody. Additionally, antidepressant medications circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body, and can result in unwanted side effects such as weight gain, decreased sex drive, nausea, sleepiness, and dry mouth. Millions of patients do not receive adequate benefit from antidepressants and/or cannot tolerate the side effects caused by them.
Depression includes the following symptoms: