The latest research says depression can be fun but also depressing
A study released Monday says depressed people are more likely to express their feelings in a more upbeat way than those who are not depressed.
Depression is an illness characterized by feelings of worthlessness and loss, and its treatment is widely considered to be the cornerstone of modern medicine.
The National Institutes of Health released a study Monday that found that depression patients were more likely than the general population to express optimism and self-esteem.
In fact, the authors of the study say, depression patients are more optimistic than the public at large.
The study also found that depressed people were more optimistic about their futures than the rest of the population, with a higher percentage of depressed people optimistic about the future.
“It’s a bit like saying you have an 80 percent chance of surviving in a car crash.
If you’re not depressed, you’re probably going to be dead anyway,” said David W. Hamermesh, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the study.
The researchers say depression is not a disease that should be discouraged.
It is a condition that can be managed and improved, Hamermoesh said.
In the study, researchers compared people who were depressed to the general public, and found that people who are depressed had higher rates of optimism and happiness.
The study authors say the findings show depression can help alleviate feelings of loneliness and sadness, as well as anxiety and depression.
The authors of that study said the findings could help explain why people who experience depression have more positive emotions than those without the illness.
“There are so many reasons for that, and that’s why this study was so important,” said Andrew G. Ritchie, M., M.P.H., a clinical psychologist and director of the Center for Mood Disorders at Harvard Medical School.
The findings could also help explain what causes depression, said Richard H. Ritz, M.(CNN)The findings were based on a survey of 5,000 adults in the United States and Germany who completed a self-report survey about their depression.
They also gathered data from people who had undergone clinical evaluations.
Hamermoeshes research focuses on the psychology of depression, and he said the results could help researchers understand what causes the illness in people.
“The results from this study are the most robust evidence to date that depression can have a positive effect on mood and affective well-being,” Hamer said.
Hermann M. Schumann, Ph.
D. , a professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and the study’s lead author, said the study found a link between depression and optimism.
“When we were able to study depression patients, we were also able to investigate the effect of optimism on mood, and we found that optimism was associated with a greater level of optimism,” Schumann said.
The hope is that by studying depression patients and the general populace, we’ll learn a lot more about the mental health issues in depression and how it can be treated.
Hiermann said the finding is important because depression is often treated with medication.
“We can’t tell people that they’re not mentally ill if they don’t take their medications,” he said.
“So we need to be more sensitive about depression and to take antidepressants seriously.”