Some people experience depression as extreme sadness, loss of motivation, feelings of isolation, and reduced enjoyment of life. Others may experience it as restlessness, increased impulsivity, and angry feelings. Depression can be genetic or it can be related to events and changes in our lives. No matter the cause, depression often keeps us from living the way we think we should. We can work to identify how depression affects you, where it comes from, and the best course of action to help you increase resilience and seek greater connection to yourself and your life.