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What is Depression?

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling down, sad, or “blue"
  • Feeling tired
  • Not caring about things you usually enjoy
  • Not maintaining your interactions with other people

Depression is often associated with other health problems and can make it difficult to go through the day and do the things you need to do.

How is Depression Diagnosed?

Depression is diagnosed by talking with a doctor or other health care professional about your feelings and concerns.

How is Depression Treated?

Treating depression usually involves a combination of approaches, including:

  • Medicine
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Counseling

Contact Us

If you have depression, or are concerned that you might, contact one of our family medicine locations to schedule an appointment. 

Depression: Additional Resources

Visit the UPMC patient education materials section for more information about depression:

Visit our Health Library to learn more about depression:

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