Depression

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Depression

The percentage of people who have depression and seek help are not many. Over 80 percent of the people that have clinical symptoms of depression are not receiving spefiic treatment.The number of patients diagnosed with depression significantly increases 20 percent each year.

Warning Signs of Depression: Feelings of sadness or unhappiness, fatigue and decreased energy, irritablity or frustation even on small matters, loss of interest in facorite activities, feeling hopeless, and many more.

Reactive Depression vs. Clinical Depression: Reactive Depression refers to an inappropriate state of depression that is precipitated by events in the person's life (to be distinguished from normal grief) arising as a consequence of severe life events, for example the loss of home in a fire. Clinical Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The major difference between the two is that reactive depression is the way a person is handling a hard situation or obstacle in the environment, but clinical depression often has to do with chemicals in the body and the brain does not have enough chemicals needed to balance itself.

5 resources for someone with depression: 1.) My Depression Connection2.) Anxiety Connection3.) BiPolar Connect4.) NAMI5.) Mental Health America Statistics: -Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. -Anxiety disorders affect 1 in 8 children-Genralized Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1 percent of the US population

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Depression: Severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.

5 common signs of Depression:Depressed moodLack of InterestFeelings of worthlessnessPoor concentrationThoughts of death

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