A REVIEW ON DEPRESSION
P. Kanchana*, S. K. Ammaji and M. Lakshmisantha
Depression is a debilitating illness and has become a leading cause of morbidity globally. Major depression is a mood disorder characterized by a sense of inadequacy, despondency, decreased activity, pessimism, anhedonia and sadness where these symptoms severely disrupt and adversely affect the person’s life, sometimes to such an extent that suicide is attempted or results. The search for an extended understanding of the causes of depression, and for the development of additional effective treatments is highly significant. Clinical and pre-clinical studies suggest stress is a key mediator in the pathophysiology of depression.
Keywords: Depression, neurotransmitters, stress, treatment, anti depressants.
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