Depresion

by linwood lancaster

Definition:  

  1. feelings of depression and dejection."self-doubt turns to depression"

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness.

anything can trigger depression severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life. An episode can occur only once in a person’s lifetime, but more often, a person has several episodes.

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.

Interesting facts:

-Of the estimated 17.5 million Americans who are affected by some form of depression, 9.2 million have major or clinical depression

-Two-thirds of people suffering from depression do not seek necessary treatment

-80% of all people with clinical depression who have received treatment significantly improve their lives

-The economic cost of depression is estimated at $30.4 billion a year but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated

-Women experience depression about twice as often as men

questions: How does depression happen : is very common in teens. It affects people of every age, economic situation, and race.

What are symptoms of depression

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. ...
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. ...
  • Appetite or weight changes. ...
  • Sleep changes. ...
  • Anger or irritability. ...
  • Loss of energy. ...
  • Self-loathing. ...
  • Reckless behavior.

Who tries too help depression dr.phil

why is it important that people know about depression

Depression is a common illness, but many do not fully understand it, know the symptoms, or know what to do if they are experiencing depression. Below is some information to help you better understand the illness, assess your level of depression and evaluate options for treatment.

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https://gustavus.edu/counseling/depression.php

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