Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps people better understand themselves and relate to other people.
Going to a group with others who experience the same challenges helps people realize they are not alone. This creates a supportive environment that allows people to open up and start building their self-image and selfworth.