Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
Depression is defined as a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s behavior, thoughts, feelings, and sense of well-being. It causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression is also called a major depressive disorder or clinical depression, and it affects how you feel, think, and behave. It can even lead to a variety of physical problems. It should be known that depression isn’t just having the “blues.” It isn’t a weakness and isn’t something that can just go away on its own.
Major Depressive Disorder:
Major depression involves five of the depression systems (listed above) for a two-week period or more. An episode will interfere and disable a person to work, study, eat, and sleep. Major depressive episodes can occur once or twice in a lifetime or they can recur frequently throughout a person’s life. Major depressive symptoms and episodes may also take place simultaneously, during or after the death of a loved one, a romantic relationship breakup, medical illness, or another life event.
Persistent Depressive Disorder (PPD):
Persistent depressive disorder is a form of depression that continues for roughly two years. It’s less severe than a major depressive disorder, but it involves the same symptoms as depression. Someone who suffers from PPD may have low energy, poor appetite or overeating, and insomnia or oversleeping. PPD can manifest as stress, irritability, and mild anhedonia (the inability to derive pleasure from most activities).
Once called manic depression, bipolar disorder is when someone experiences a mood cycle that goes from severe highs (mania) or mild highs (hypomania) to severe lows (depression).
Depression may occur only one time during your life, but typically people have multiple episodes of depression. During one of these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day and nearly every day. These symptoms may include:
Many people who suffer from depression have symptoms so severe that it causes a noticeable change in their day-to-day lives. Some people feel unhappy and miserable throughout the day without really knowing why.
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