Please note, this guide is currently being updated.

We will all, at times, experience low moods and sadness in our lives. Often we are aware of why we feel this way and it is a response to something upsetting, stressful or frustrating happening to us; however, there are times that we may not be able to pinpoint why we feel sad or low.

Usually these feelings pass in a short amount of time and we are able to move on with our lives. But unfortunately, for some people, they either do not stop or frequently reoccur. In these cases, the person is likely to be suffering from depression.