Depression is a condition that affects many people. This illness can cause many side effects, such as despondency and the lack of motivation to get through everyday life. Because of this, depression can affect both your personal life and your work life. Without a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, depression can have serious consequences in your life. Because depression can have such a major impact on a person’s life, you might want to know more about it. A number of things, such as genetics, abuse, and physical trauma, can cause depression. Something as “simple” as a car accident can lead to an injury, which could then result in debilitating depression, with long-term effects. The following infographic gives you more information on what depression is and how it can affect you. If you or someone you know has depression, it is important to seek help from a medical expert.