Early recognition of this emotional state can have
significant effects on the quality of life. There are different   
forms of depression. Social circumstances such as changes
in job, loss and grief, and postpartum changes are some
of the social/personal changes which can trigger this

Depressed mood may be recognized by, but is not limited
to, symptoms such as:
•   diminished ability to think or concentrate
•   a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities
•   fatigue or loss of energy
•   insomnia or hypersomnia
•   feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
•    significant weight loss or weight gain when not dieting
•    psychomotor agitation or retardation
•    recurrent thoughts of death
(source: DSM-IV)
1. Notice what triggers depressing thoughts and feelings in you.
2. Talk to someone about your thoughts and feelings.
3. Keep a journal of your thoughts and feelings.
4. Exercise is the best anti-depressant. So, exercise and get your body moving. Some choose to dance
to music or walk every day.
5. If you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, get out under the sun or purchase a SAD light.
6. Eat healthy food (avoid processed food).
8. If signs of depression continue, seek professional help and talk to your physician and psychotherapist.