Health Talks: What is depression and how is it treated?

Depression is a serious medical illness that affects more than 20 million Americans. Mental health expert Jay Fournier, PhD, explains the signs and symptoms to look for, and when to seek medical attention. Symptoms of depression can be persistent and include sadness or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, weight loss, energy loss, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, feelings of worthlessness and thoughts of death or suicide. Watch the full Health Talks video above to learn more about these topics and more:

  • Signs and symptoms of depression
  • Types of depression
  • Depression symptoms in teens
  • Difference between depression and anxiety 
  • Treatment for depression 
  • Advanced treatment options for depression 
  • Personalized treatment for depression at Ohio State 

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