From a Chinese medicine perspective depression is largely related to the stagnation of Liver Qi. Essentially, this indicates that the Qi within the body is not flowing smoothly and results in the symptoms of depression.
Some of the common lifestyle habits which may contribute to this are:
Poor dietary habits - especially fried foods a/or alcohol
Repressed or overly expressed emotions - especially anger a/or grief
Fortunately, while depression is one of the most common health problems in the fast world, TCM offers solutions that work. It has been time-tested over many centuries for efficacy and safety.
Two of which are introduced below: