Fetterman’s hospitalization: What is clinical depression?

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has sought treatment for depression.

Fetterman's depression became severe in recent weeks, but he has experienced depression on and off during his life.

Fetterman suffered a stroke in May during his campaign for the Senate seat.

Depression after a major illness such as stroke is not uncommon.

Risks for depression include genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Depression is more common after a heart attack or cancer diagnosis, and people with anxiety disorders are more likely to suffer from depression.

Medications, including some common ones, can lead to depressive symptoms.

Symptoms of depression include an ongoing sad, anxious, or vacant mood, fatigue, less interest in daily activities, changes in appetite and weight, and thoughts of death or suicide.

Clinical depression is the more severe form of depression and requires five depression symptoms every day, nearly all day, for at least two weeks.

Treatment options for depression include psychotherapy, medication, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy.


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