by Kloey Cole

Definition:A state of sadness and being upset.

Facts about depression

1.Of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression that's a lout of people.

2.Two-thirds of people suffering from depression do not seek necessary treatment to help out with there problem.

3.By the year 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression will be the number two cause of "lost years of healthy life" worldwide.

4.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suicide was the ninth leading cause of death in the United States in 1996

5.Major Depression is 1.5-3.0 times more common among first-degree biological relatives of those with the disorder than among the general population

what causes Depression? how dose it happen?

Bullying,name calling, family passing away, not being allowed in gropes. May cases depression to be triggered. Some people jets depression from their jeans from their parents, you don't have to inherited it from your parents to get depression.To be sure, chemicals are involved in this process, but it is not a simple matter of one chemical being too low and another too high. Rather, many chemicals are involved, working both inside and outside nerve cells. There are millions, even billions, of chemical reactions that make up the dynamic system that is responsible for your mood, perceptions, and how you experience life.

symptoms from Depression

  • a persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
  • sleeping too little or too much
  • reduced appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite and weight gain
  • loss of interest or lack of pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • restlessness or irritability
  • persistent physical symptoms that don't respond to treatment (such as headaches, chronic pain, or constipation and other digestive disorders)
  • difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions
  • fatigue or loss of energy
  • feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless
  • thoughts of death or suicide

who tries to help with depression

mayo clinic:Treatment-resistant depression. This place helps treat depression for people who need the help. you personally can help some one by telling them your there for them and saying you love them. web MD: Depression Health Center helps show you how to be positive. family aware: helps you to know weather or not you or a family member has depression.

why is it impotent for people to know about depression?

this is a really big problem because people think there not loved that they don't matter. they self harm there self. They cut themselves they do things because they don't think that they matter. Every 18 minutes somebody dies from a suicide. Every 43 seconds somebody attempts one. People die all the time from depression it's time to stop this. This topic is vary impotent, because why should so many people die because of this?

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