Depression: What is it?
The symptoms of depression are often described as “bad moods”, but are often misunderstood to mean a lack of emotion or happiness.
In fact, it’s the symptoms of anxiety, not a lack, which are often blamed for depression.
It is also the most common cause of suicide.
It’s estimated that about 1.5 million people in the UK suffer from depression, but research suggests that about 30% of people who are depressed are undiagnosed and unresponsive to treatment.
But is depression real?
Depression is not a mental illness, and it does not affect people in a certain way.
But the symptoms do have a range of causes.
It can affect the way you think and behave.
It affects how you feel and act.
It might affect your ability to learn and to concentrate.
It changes how you are social.
You might feel guilty or ashamed about feeling depressed.
Depression can also affect how you think about what you’re feeling.
For example, when you’re depressed you might think about how you’re making your life difficult.
You may find it difficult to concentrate or to think clearly.
And you may feel disconnected from the people around you.
Depression is more common in women than men.
Depression affects men more than women, but the reason is unclear.
It could be because women have higher levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which can trigger feelings of anxiety and depression.
Women who suffer from untreated depression have higher rates of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
Some research suggests depression affects women differently to men.
It may also affect men differently to women.
This may be because men have more risk factors for depression, such as being overweight, being a father or having a higher rate of depression.
Some people who suffer with depression say it affects them differently to others.
They say they are happier with their depression than they were before they started taking antidepressants.
But how does depression affect us?
People with depression often feel helpless.
They may feel like they don’t know what to do or how to get help.
And they may feel that the person with depression doesn’t want to talk to them.
But if they talk to someone, it can help them to feel understood and understood they might have a mental health problem.
It also can help to recognise the warning signs of depression and seek help.
If you have depression and have never had depression, it might be helpful to talk with a mental healthcare professional.
This will help you understand what you need to do to cope.
Some mental health professionals will refer you to a mental wellbeing professional, who can provide you with advice on how to improve your depression and other issues.
You will also need to talk and see your GP if you have any concerns about your health or about treatment.
Depression has a high mortality rate, but it is less common than other mental health conditions.
People with serious depression need to be admitted to hospital or a specialist psychiatric unit, where they can receive care and get treatment.
There are also ways to prevent depression and its associated mental health problems, such for example by staying healthy and following the right exercise habits.
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