Anatomy of Depression

Recognizing the symptoms

Depression

A brain disorder characterized by loss of interest in activities

Anxiety

Characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear strong enough to interfere with daily activities

Substance use

Dependence on an addictive substance, particularly drugs or alcohol

OCD

Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions)

Eating disorders

Abnormal or disturbed eating habits (e.g., anorexia nervosa)

ADHD

Chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness

Schizophrenia

A brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally

Bipolar disorder

Associated with episodes of mood swings, from depressive lows to manic highs