WELLNESS
08/20/2014 05:49 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2014

This Is What Happens In A Depressed Person's Brain

Depression is not a bad mood. It is a biological reality and a medical condition, and when we talk about it as anything less than that, we belittle the people suffering from it.

In the video above, the folks behind the YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE dig into the science behind depression and its treatment, noting also that raising awareness about depression as a disease is key to combatting it and fundraising for its research.

"It is important to remember that depression is a disease with a biological basis, along with psychological and social implications. It's not simply a weakness that somebody should get over, or even something we have a say in," the narrator says.

If we're being totally honest, the people who fight depression and its symptoms sounds like the opposite of weak. That kind of fight takes major strength.

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