16 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression… But Should

Depression is a real medical condition that causes its victims to endure both emotional and physical pain
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Depression is a real medical condition that causes its victims to endure both emotional and physical pain. Happiness is what they are striving for, yet they are stuck suffering in a negative mindset and are slowly losing control over their own lives.

The good news is that people suffering with depression can prevent themselves from losing control; they can take over their lives and live the life they have always imagined. Treatments for depression usually include antidepressants and psychological treatments; however, there are also natural ways to cure depression such as exposure to sunlight, exercise, and meditation, to name a few.

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The World Health Organization explained that an estimated 350 million people of all ages are affected by depression. Major depressive disorder can develop at any age; however, the median age at onset is 32, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). “As many as one in 33 children and one in eight adolescents have clinical depression,” the DBSA also explains.

According to research, girls entering puberty are twice more likely to develop depression than boys are, and women experience depression at twice the rate that men do.

Depression can cause cognitive changes, weakened immune system, aches and pains, fatigue, mood changes, and memory problems. Here are 16 things you don’t know about depression, but should.

 

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression… But Should

 

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