adults who experienced a high level of adversity during their childhood, which results in toxic stress, have much higher rates of depression.
Stress is something that is phasic for most people. You have a stressful period and you come out of it,
Depression is, at its core, an illness of the brain. Just like we treat an infection with antibiotics, depression often requires medication. For someone with severe depression, no amount of “mind over matter” or “willing it away” will work. Instead, a person with depression needs medical treatment.