What is Depression?

Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or low moods, lack of interest in everyday activities, and relationships. We may experience these symptoms time to time but what sets it apart from sadness is that these symptoms are exhibited continuously for more than a period of 2 weeks.

Depression is curable. Seeking help for the problems you are facing is the first step towards self care.


Types of Depression

Major Depression

Characterized by low moods, lack of interest in everyday activities, and relationships, and the symptoms are exhibited continuously for more than 2 weeks


Seasonal Disorder

It begins and ends at about the same time every year. For most people with SAD symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making them feel moody


Psychotic Depression

It includes psychosis, like hallucinations or delusions. Psychotic depression affects roughly one out of every four people admitted to the hospital for depression


Situational Depression

Usually a stress related type of depression. It is short term and can develop after experiencing traumatic events like death of a loved one, moving to new places, or illness


Persistent Depressive Disorder

It is a continuous long term (chronic) form of depression. It is persistence over the years and affects your work, relationships, efficiency, and productivity

Perinatal or Postpartum Depression

Massive hormonal and physical changes coupled with the responsibility of a newborn can be overwhelming for some mothers. At least 1 in every 10 mothers experience this


Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder / Perimenopausal depression

Changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle may lead to change in mood, fatigue and irritability

Know that You are Not Alone

There are many people fighting the same battles. They have same questions and concerns like You.

Million people suffer from depression globally​
Increase in cases of clinical depression in past 10 years in India
Indian Mothers suffers from Postpartum depression

Talk to a Professional
Depression is curable without medicines

Therapists can help you in reorganizing your thoughts and help you find an alternative approach to life. GoodLives will connect you to the right therapist based on your requirements.

Symptoms of Depression

There are many people fighting the same battles. They have same questions and concerns like You.

Lack of energy

Feeling of tiredness persists throughout the day and especially during morning

Lack of sleep or excessive sleep

Depression affects your sleep cycles and you can experience


Loss of Appetite

Depression can impact your eating patterns as well. Excessive cravings for 'sweet' food or total loss of appetite are common changes


Inability to concentrate

Mind is often cluttered with thoughts and it becomes increasingly difficult to focus


Difficulty in getting through the day

Each task feels like a burden. Talking to other people, going to the office, or organizing your space becomes difficult


Thoughts of self-harm

Feeling of worthlessness is so dominant that some patients may try to harm themselves

Test yourself

Depression is one of the leading causes of depression. Take this test to find out if your current level of stress is a matter of concern or not.


Most frequent questions and answers

You can read our blogs to find more about the problems you are facing. Read about mental health illnesses, their causes, symptoms, etc.
If you are suffering from any mental health problem, we will connect you to the right therapist.

GoodLives offer multiple types of therapy like art therapy, music therapy, talking therapy etc. If you do not have any specific preference GoodLives will map you to the right therapist.

We take your confidentiality as the topmost priority. All therapists associated with GoodLives are bound by the confidentiality agreement.

Although GoodLives charges a minimum amount of fees to make the treatment accessible, But in case someone needs financial assistance to take therapy, you can write to us.