Depression has become a major problem amongst the curremnt opulation across the globe. Various research works are being conducted on people to study the patterns and varying symptoms of depression. Work life, personal problems, family issues everything affect an individual. However we cannot deny the fact, that we think a lot these days, think a lot about money, more money, promotion, self-rights, position, prestige and everything; possibly, earlier people were less thoughtful hence were less troubled. Larger concerns and lesser solutions is the cause of depression.
- Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. (Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun; 62(6): 617-27)
- It is a proven fact, that women across the world are more affected with depression than men. Depression also affects your children, because it creates a negative aura around you. A major symptom of severe depression is suicidal thoughts, and it is dangerous.
- Depression is the cause of over two-thirds of the 30,000 reported suicides in the U.S. each year. (White House Conference on Mental Health, 1999)
- For every two homicides committed in the United States, there are three suicides. The suicide rate for older adults is more than 50% higher than the rate for the nation as a whole. Up to two-thirds of older adult suicides are attributed to untreated or misdiagnosed depression. (American Society on Aging, 1998) Hence can we conclude that depression is equal to death? Can we keep ourselves away from depression? how? If we have it, how can we prevent it from being deadly?