Depression is a medical illness that affects the brain
Depression is more than just a feeling of being “down in the dumps” for a few days. If you are one of the almost 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not just disappear. They continue and get in the way of your everyday life.
There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants and psychotherapy. Most people usually combine these two. Sometimes, however, treatments for depression can fall short, leaving people to wonder if there is more that can be done.