Even though referred to quite often, Depression has a deeper meaning and is a serious psychiatric disorder. Feeling low or fed up because of reasons such as failure in exam, fights in a relationship, job loss, etc., doesn’t constitute clinical depression. It is a state of chemical imbalance in brain due to which the sufferer feels sad, experiences suicidal thoughts and loses interest in day-to-day activities persistently. It can impact a person for weeks, months and even years. The condition affects the way an individual feels, thinks and behaves. When not identified timely, it can lead to different types of emotional and physical problems and severe personality
A few facts that show Depression’s grip over modern-day society
- About TWO in THREE adults suffer from depression sometime in their lives. It is mild and lasts for about a few weeks.
- ONE in FOUR women and ONE in TEN men suffers from serious case of depression which requires medical attention and extensive therapy and treatment.
- The number of women depressed is more than men. Usually, they get depressed after giving birth and when going through menopause.