A recent article was made by Neurocorecenters.com about important, eight facts concerning depression. Being one of the most common mental illnesses, 16 million (about 6.7 percent) of adults have major depression each year. This mental illness often starts in adulthood, and more so among women. Approximately two-thirds of people suffering from depression don’t seek help. The ones who do normally experience a complete remission. This is mainly due to the mental illness being a general problem; however, the following includes eight facts showing how depression have a more impact than one may think:
1. This mental illness can develop with no outside factors– a stressful life occurrence, such as divorce, abuse, unemployment, or financial problems, has a higher risk in developing depression. However, a genetic factor to depression is also suggested through research.
2. There are many depressive disorder types– major depression is when continual, inescapable sadness and low self-esteem occur daily for two weeks minimum. Persistent depression is when symptoms occur daily for at least two years without ever reaching the point of major depressive. Postpartum depression occurs after childbirth and lasts from two weeks to one year. And seasonal affective disorder is when depression symptoms occur in seasons with limited sunlight, like winter.
3. Symptoms and signs may or may not be obvious– it varies for each person. Persistent feelings of numbness, emptiness, or sadness are some general signs. Some suffering from depression may have too little or too much sleep, lose interest in activities once enjoyed, encounter weight loss or gain, experience irritability, and more. And even though some may have inner turmoil and severe negative thoughts, they may appear to function normal around others, which is known as high-functioning depression.
4. Depression can have a negative physical impact to the body– physical symptoms can include shortness of breath, general tension, stomach problems, headaches, and more.
5. Young people’s second leading cause of death is suicide with depression being the major cause of it.
6. The World Health Organization stated that depression is the leading disability cause in people age 15 to 44.
7. More depression research funding is desperately needed– depression receives only one percent of funding that breast cancer obtains yearly even though there is just as much people dying from suicide as from breast cancer.
8. Even really severe depression cases are treatable– earlier treatment is more effective; however, additional treatment may be required for more stubborn types.
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