Everyone gets a little blue every now and then, but for people who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, sadness is a frequent and debilitating part of life. Are adoptees more likely than others to have this illness?
Depression is fairly common, but catatonic depression, more commonly known as major depression with catatonic features, is unusual. Find out what defines this state of depression and how it is normally treated.
If you suffer from clinical depression, it probably feels as though it will never go away. But for some people, this debilitating psychological illness does have a cure. Just don't expect a miracle drug.