By: Whitlea Price

What is Depression

Depression is severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy

Different type of depression

1. Major Depression

2. Melancholia

3. Psychotic Depression

4. Antenatal and postnatal depression

5. Bipolar Disorder

6. Cyclothymic Disorder

7. Dysthymic Disorder

8. Seasonal Affective Disorder

Facts about depression

1. Depression is a condition that reportedly affects 1 in 10 American

2. Over 80% of the people that have symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any specific treatment for their depression

3. The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by approximately 20% per a year

4. Individuals that are more likely to suffer from depression are unemployed or recently divorced

5. Depression is most prevalent in people ages 45 - 64

6. Overall, women have higher rates of depression

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