Depression Emotional Disorder or State of Being?

Depression is characterized by extreme sadness, a sense of hopelessness and despair. It is caused by a variety of lack factors including lack of sleep, lack of nutrients, lack of light, and lack of love. Adrenal exhaustion, cold and damp conditions in the body and hormonal and chemical imbalances can also attribute to depression. Sometimes depression is simply caused by a series of very sad, life-challenging or threatening events. Depression is the symptom, not the cause, and is an indicator that things are awry.