WONDER #2443: What is Depression?

Question 1 of 3

Which of these is NOT a symptom of depression?

  1. Increased energy and positivity
  2. Feeling sad, anxious, or empty for two weeks or more
  3. Trouble sleeping or oversleeping
  4. Headache or stomach ache

Question 2 of 3

Which is the BEST evidence that many people experience depression at some point?

  1. “A person who has a low opinion of themselves or who are easily stressed is also at risk for depression.”
  2. “Sometimes, it runs in families.”
  3. “Sometimes, depression causes physical symptoms like headaches or stomach aches.”
  4. “[Depression] is a very complex condition that affects about one in six people during their lifetimes.”

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Depression can cause people to lose enjoyment in their favorite activities.
  2. Depression can be treated.
  3. Depression has many causes and symptoms and affects many people at one point in their lives.
  4. Depression is not just feeling sad.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-depression.