Category Archives: Understanding Depression

What Is Chronic Depression

It is estimated that in the United States approximately 17 – 18 million Americans suffer from depression every year. Of those people, only 5 to 6 million people actually seek treatment. This is unfortunate, because depression is a treatable medical condition. About 80% of those that have sought treatment have reported that their lives were significantly improved by their treatments. While there are several different types of depression that have been defined, chronic depression is among the most frequent reported. According to the National Inst. of Mental […]

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What Is Depression And What Can Cause Depression?

Many people describe depression as a severe case in which someone feels extreme inadequacy, and feels useless within themselves the majority of the time. It can be a mental condition that can result in a lack of goals, desire and motivation and in the long-term can eventually lead to a loss of interest in what life has to offer. Many people with depression usually seek medical advice, and this can then lead to counselling support, or chemical support (anti-depressants). What Does Depression Do? Depression can rule a […]

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Understanding Depression and What Causes It

Before we talk about what depression is, let’s dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about depression. First off, if you are depressed it does not mean you are weak. Both Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln are both revered heroes — and both suffered from serious depression during their lives. In fact there are many famous people, from all walks of life suffer, who suffer with depression. Nor is depression considered a mental abnormality. The majority of people who seek counseling each you do so because they […]

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Are You Suffering From Depression?

If you have been feeling very down and out for a prolonged period of time, you may be suffering from depression. Almost everyone feels down from time to time. We all encounter disappointments and adverse events that make us feel down. However, if these feelings stay with you for several weeks, and they effect your ability to function well, it is likely you are depressed. Depression comes in many forms and the type that is affecting you will depend on many factors. Some people have what is […]

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