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Depending on the symptoms, depression can be categorized into two types. However, just being "sad" does not categorize you as depressed. There is more to it and it is always advisable to consult a licensed professional for a proper depression test to judge your situation.

Depression is a serious issue and when you are struggling with it, every minute counts.

So, do not take it lightly. Consult a therapist before it is too late..

Professional therapists at Cadabams can assist you in not only recognizing your symptoms but also with the perfect treatment plan for depression. We thoroughly plan out therapy and counselling sessions with our clients and their loved ones to diagnose the real causes of depression and offer the best solution.

Feel the need to reach out to someone who can understand your situation? Contact us and our friendly therapists would offer you the best treatment for your depression condition.


What are major causes of depression? / What is a state of depression? / What are different types of depression? / What is clinical depression? /


Meet Our Team Of Psychiatric Professionals

Dr Madhukar BR

Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist

Neha S Cadabam

Consultant Psychologist & Executive Director, Cadabams Group

Dr Priya Raghavan

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Vishal Kasal

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Arun Kumar



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What makes us different?


In the Rehabilitation, Reintegration & Recovery space


Patients reintegrated back to society every year

Through our 8 speciality centers offering top-notch treatments across the nation, we have been helping thousands of people improve the quality of their lives.

With over 28 years of expertise and knowledge, we promise to provide our clients with the treatment that suits them the best. Whether the case involves substance addiction, alcoholism, sleeping issues, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, our experts know how to handle it in a way that it's in the best interest of the client and their family.

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Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced professionals, and strong support system enable us to offer world-class evidence-based treatment that fits all stages and types of mental health concerns that you may have.

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What Our Clients Have To Say

I have been consulting the doctors at Cadabam’s for over 6 months now for my father who has dementia. The doctors and staff at the hospital are very polite and kind and have provided excellent support and care right from day one. They not only explain the treatment plan thoroughly but also take out the time to make sure we understand complications and side effects that could come along the way. If you or your loved one is dealing with any mental health issues, I highly recommend Cadabam’s.

I’m very happy with the doctors, medical staff, and facilities at Cadabam’s hospital. Apart from being highly skilled in the field, the doctors and other medical staff are also very patient and supportive. Right from diagnosing the issue to prescribing medicines and creating the perfect treatment plan, they are with you every step of the way. I am glad I reached out to the team at Cadabam’s for counseling sessions.

I have observed great improvements in my son who has autism. The treatment plan created by the doctors has helped reduce the symptoms and he now is slowly learning new skills that assist him in his day-to-day activities. I cannot thank the team at Cadabam’s enough for giving my son the opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.

Excellent doctors, excellent team of medical staff, excellent facilities. From the people to the facilities and infrastructure, Cadabam’s has everything you need to address and improve your mental health illnesses.

I’m extremely grateful to the doctors and the entire team at Cadabams for creating an action plan to help me with my anxiety. I was finding it very difficult to maintain a social life and even focus on my career because of my severe anxiety. But now that I have been meeting with the team for over a year, I can proudly say that I have gotten much better at understanding and dealing with my anxiety. Thank you Cadabam’s!

My wife and I were not able to maintain a healthy relationship due to a lot of personal issues. Just when we thought our marriage would be over, we decided to seek couple’s counseling at Cadabam’s. The team of therapists and psychologists helped us build back our relationship and taught us how to communicate better and reduce conflicts in our day to day life.

I used to run around to consult different professionals for cmy son’s treatment. At Cadabam’s, it was so much more convenient. From psychiatrists to rehabilitation, they had it all. I am really happy with how they have helped my son and I can see immense changes in him.

What really struck me was how polite and understanding the professionals were. We availed home care services from Cadabams and the professional was so understanding. They took their time, spoke to all the members, and gave us an in-depth understanding of the illness. We have now started coming in for regular sessions. It’s worth it!

It was the first time we had faced something like this. Our daughter was going through immense strain and wasn’t responding to anything we said. That was when we contacted Cadabams, and we were surprised by how prompt they were with treatment. They treated our situation as an emergency and took immense care of our daughter.

What are major causes of depression?

Depression is caused due to a variety of factors, including genetic, biological, environmental and psychological.

  • Genetic Factors

    – Having a family history of depression can increase chances of the individual developing depression. Research has shown a two to threefold increase in risk to develop depression symptoms with a family history of the disorder.

  • Social Factors

    – Interpersonal conflicts, adverse childhood experiences, environmental stresses can all contribute to the risk of developing depression.

  • Psychological Factors

    – Personality traits have also found to be a contributing factor for depression. Individuals who engage in negative thought patterns may have a higher risk of having depression.

  • Biological Factors

    – Any irregularities in the neurotransmitter systems or differences in brain structures can increase chances of depression in an individual.

What are different types of depression?

There are several categorizations of depressive disorders based on the nature of their symptoms and duration. All of these have been classified in the ICD and DSM which are clinically accepted worldwide.

  • Major Depression – For major depression to be diagnosed, depression symptoms have to be present for at least 2 or more weeks. There is usually a distinct change in behavior from previous functioning. The individual shows either or both symptoms of a depressed mood or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Major Depression is also called clinical depression.
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder – Persistent Depressive Disorder is a more chronic form of depression, also known as Dysthymia and high-functioning depression. In this disorder, depression symptoms last for at least 2 years. The individual may experience periods of Major Depression with intermittent symptoms ranging between mild, moderate and severe intensity.