Depression - (This definition of depression is a definition made up IN MY OW WORDS.) Depression is a DISEASE of the mind that hinders your progress (on different levels and in different ways varying from person to person) and negatively effects you both mentally and physically. (I've chosen to use the word disease because people often seem to underestimate how serious depression can be.)

Depression - a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Disease- any harmful deviation from the normal structural or functional state of an organism, generally associated with certain signs and symptoms and differing in nature from physical injury. A diseased organism commonly exhibits signs or symptoms indicative of its abnormal state.

Suicidal Depression - Suicidal ideation is one of the symptoms of both major depression and the depression found in bipolar disorder, but it may also occur in people with other mental illnesses or no mental illness at all.,mental%20illnesses%20or%20no%20mental%20illness%20at%20all.

Melatonin - a vertebrate hormone that is derived from serotonin, is secreted by the pineal gland especially in response to darkness, and has been linked to the regulation of circadian rhythms.  Melatonin is a natural hormone that controls your body's inner clock. It works by activating certain chemical receptors in the brain that encourage sleep. Melatonin production is controlled by light.

Serotonin - Serotonin  or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Its biological function is complex and multifaceted, modulating mood, cognition, reward, learning, memory, and numerous physiological processes such as vomiting and vasoconstriction.

Dopamine - Although dopamine alone may not directly cause depression, having low levels of dopamine may cause specific symptoms associated with depression. These symptoms can include: lack of motivation. difficulty concentrating.

Estrogen, depression- Estrogen: Boosts serotonin, which helps fight depression and promotes sleep. It also increases GABA, the calming neurotransmitter and raises endorphins, which help you feel good. Low estrogen levels often found in menopause can cause feelings of sadness and hopelessness.

THIS PART OF THE POST SHALL BE EDITED and more info added soon! But here's a little of my research for now.

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