Mental disorders: Depression

By Leon Masin

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Depression- What is it?

A Strong mood involving sadness,discouragement,despair,hopelessness and it lasts for a long period of time.

Signs or symptoms of depression

  1. negative feeling
  2. negative thinking
  3. low energy

How does depression effect people.

other names for depression

there are none

How is this diagnosed

through a medical exam

Interesting facts

  1. 1. Roughly 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression every year.
  2. 2. 1 in 4 young adults will suffer an episode of depression before age 24.
  3. 3. Women are 2 times as likely to suffer from depression than men.
  4. 4. People who are depressed are more prone to illnesses like colds than non-depressed people.
  5. 5. Continuous exposure to violence, neglect, abuse, or poverty may make people who are already susceptible to depression all the more vulnerable to the illness.