What to know


  • 1 in 10 Americans are effected some time in their lives by depression
  • About 6 million people are affected by late life depression, but only 10% ever receive treatment
  • Women experience depression at twice the rate of men.
  • Depression is the cause of over two-thirds of the 30,000 reported suicides in the U.S. each year
  • Up to 80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms generally within four to six weeks of beginning medication, psychotherapy, attending support groups or a combination of these treatments.

Signs and Symptoms

A person may be depressed if, for more than two weeks, he or she has felt sad, down or miserable most of the time or has lost interest or in usual activities

Signs & Symptoms
  • tired all of the time
  • sick and run down
  • headaches and muscle pains
  • sleep problems
  • change in appetite
  • sad & miserable

Types of Depression

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