Depression is an illness that can involve your body, mood and thoughts. It can affect the way you eat and sleep. It can also affect the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. Depression can be felt as a numb or empty feeling, or it can feel like nothing at all. Depressive illness is very common. One in four women and one in ten men will have a depressive illness in their lifetime. Depression can be mild to very severe, even life threatening. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months or years.
To learn more facts about depression see the links below or to find a provider near you who specializes in the treatment of depression please call Carelon Behavioral Health or search for a provider online. Your PCP is another good resource to talk with if you have questions or concerns.