Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Source: American psychiatry association (https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression)
Depression symptoms are known to last at least two weeks in order to feel the symptoms. It is said that approximately 7% affects in any given year. Depression is a negative energy state of mind shown by sadness, irritation, defeat, not worthiness and reduced interest in desire to do anything.
Clinical depression occurs in approximately 20% women. It is more prevalent in women due to various reasons than in men. It happens in 10% men. This problem is identified by WHO as well.
Depression can be cured through family support by deviating one’s mind into doing activities that give pleasure. Depression if occurred too much needs professional help through therapists, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, social workers in United States.
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