Depression is a medical condition not spoken of and discussed much by people. While physical medical conditions have visible symptoms, most mental health conditions are hidden due to lack of visible physical symptoms. Some mental health conditions are so masked under normal behaviour that even the person suffering from such conditions may sometimes be unaware. The symptoms of depression vary from mild or almost unnoticeable to major ones.
From a medical point of view, depression can be defined as a major medical condition which affects the way people feel, act, and think. The severity of depression varies from person to person depending on a multitude of factors. Depending on the severity, even the symptoms of depression vary from individual to individual. However, the incidence of depression is said to be more in women than men.