What’s driving this week’s pilea depressae?
The latest pilea depressive is one of a few that’s on the rise, but there’s also another that is on the decline.
The newest spike is an uptick in the number of people in the United States who are being diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
The National Institutes of Health reported Wednesday that more than 990,000 Americans have been diagnosed with a mental disorder during the last six months, the highest rate since its inception in 2010.
While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why, a recent survey by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests there are some possible explanations.
“It’s important to note that these diagnoses do not necessarily mean that the person has a specific mental illness, or that they are at high risk for developing a mental illness,” NIMH spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins told CNNMoney.
“In fact, we see that the number one cause of hospitalizations and deaths from mental illness is not drug or alcohol use, but rather untreated mental illness.”
There are two types of depression: major depressive disorder and minor depressive disorder.
Major depression can have devastating consequences, including suicidal thoughts and feelings, poor sleep quality and a lack of energy, while minor depression is associated with symptoms like irritability, irritability and irritability.
It can also be associated with other problems, including anxiety and feelings of worthlessness.NIMBH is calling for more data to be collected to better understand what factors make up people who are depressed and how that information can be used to improve the nation’s mental health care system.
“We know that depression is a chronic condition, but it also has a number of characteristics that can increase its severity and frequency,” said Dr. Susan E. Sommers, director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the National Institutes on Aging.
The latest spike in the rate of depression and the increase in the incidence of depression, as well as other mental health problems like anxiety, can be traced back to the economic downturn.
As people look to start their families, get back on their feet and return to work, many people are turning to alcohol or drug addiction, according to NIMMH.
That has a direct impact on how people react to the stress of life.
“When a person experiences an acute stress event, that person may react negatively to stressors or may even exhibit more extreme coping behaviors,” Sommer said.
“These behaviors may include, but are not limited to, binge drinking, using illicit drugs, engaging in risky behaviors, and even taking a substance that can exacerbate symptoms of depression.”