By: Kamea Lambert

What is depression really?

Depression is more than just feeling down its a serious illness that impacts the brain. It can be a normal reaction to loss, life struggles, or an injured self-esteem.

Three signs of depression

1.) Feeling hopeless and helpless

2.) Your sleep and appetite has changed

3.) You can't control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try

There is so much more but those are just some really good ones.

Statistics and treatment of Depression

Depression reportedly affects 1 in 10 Americans at one point or another. Over 80% of the people that have symptoms of depression are not receiving any specific treatment for their condition. The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by approximately 20% per year.

Treatments for depression

You can talk to a therapist that is one of the best treatments for depression.

medications like antidepressants but if one antidepressant doesn't work than you might want to consider something similar to it. Your doctor may prescribe some antidepressants to you there are many they can choose from.