Depression in adult

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Patients may now be accompanied by visitors. Read our updated visitor policy. Everyone feels sad, blue, or disappointed at times. These feelings are usually temporary and pass within a few days. However, when feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness persist and begin to interfere with your daily life, this may be a sign of depression. If you are experiencing these feelings, the mental health specialists at NYU Langone Psychiatry Associates can help to determine the cause and best course of treatment.

Depression, Adult in Primary Care

Depression in Adults | NYU Langone Health

Family, friends, and co-workers are often the first to notice that someone they care about is struggling with depression or bipolar disorder. It can sometimes be difficult to know how to help—and sometimes the desire to help can be mixed with feelings of anger, frustration, or fear. You are in a strong position to help. You know the person. You care about their well-being. Once you learn how to offer support and encourage treatment, you will be ready to approach the person of concern. Here are some tips for when you decide to approach your family member, friend, or co-worker.

What Does Depression Look Like in Adults?

These fact sheets are brought to you through a joint partnership with the National Council on Aging. Have you ever suffered from extended periods of sadness, loss of pleasure in everyday activities, poor sleep, or feelings of worthlessness or guilt? Have you quickly lost or gained weight, or lost all energy to complete everyday tasks? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression.
Symptoms of depression often overlap with those of ADHD, making an accurate diagnosis challenging. Roughly one quarter of all adults with ADHD also experience symptoms of depression , which include feelings of sadness that last most of the day, stretch into weeks, and interfere with daily life. Depression, which typically begins to manifest around age 18, causes the sufferer and his or her loved ones significant pain.