In a book I’m planning on writing, one of the characters has depression. What are the most common symptoms, and is it possible for him to do things that help with it (other than meds or therapy)? I’m not saying it would cure him but it would help him cope with it. Is that possible? If it is, what kinds of stuff would help him? Is it possible for him to be depressed without a tragic backstory or a history of trauma? I wasn’t planning on giving him either but if I have to I will.