Depression comes in many
forms. People experience
depression as a reaction to
situations. It's a normal part
of life. If we're  honest with
ourselves, we'll  remember
times we've been depressed.
Depression is a normal
response to certain
loss of a loved one
(and yes, pets count),
changes in life situations,
e.g. divorce, moves,
decline in health, etc.
Sometimes depression is caused by
chemical changes in the brain and may
be helped with medication. But even
for those individuals, medicine alone
will not cure the condition.
Perhaps you are reading this
because you are currently
experiencing depression and you
are wondering if it is normal, and
when will it end. Talking does help.
Some signs of depression
Last updated February 17, 2014