Which of the following causes of mental illness causes people to be depressed?
The Globe and Mail is reporting that the proportion of people in Canada who suffer from depression has tripled in the last decade, to 11 per cent.
The numbers also show that in the US, the number of people who are depressed has nearly doubled to 12 per cent, while in the UK, the figure is 11 per 100,000.
Dr. Richard Lichtman, a psychiatry professor at the University of Ottawa and co-author of the study, says these numbers are “quite alarming.”
He points to the fact that more and more people are suffering from depression, especially among the young.
“This is a serious, disabling illness that we know is a major cause of disability in many communities, and we know that there is a real, persistent, growing risk of the disease reaching epidemic proportions,” Dr. Lichtmans said.
“So we know we need to be doing something to help people with depression.
We need to change the way we think about it.”
But many people are still reluctant to talk about it.
“When I was in my 20s and 30s, I had a lot of social anxiety,” said Dr. Darlene Dutton, a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with depression in her late 20s.
“I would often think that if I didn’t have it, it was because I was not good enough, I didn.
But I found out later that I had the illness in the same way I found it: by getting depressed.”
Dr. Michael Reuter, a professor of psychiatry at York University in Toronto, said there are “very few” research studies examining the link between depression and the internet.
But he noted that there are plenty of studies on how the internet has affected people’s mental health.
“One of the things we know about the internet is that it is a really powerful tool for the control of emotions,” Dr Reuter said.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Reuter and his colleagues surveyed people aged 18 to 44 who said they had used the internet to cope with depression and found that those who used the website had higher levels of anxiety and depression than those who had used social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
“Our study provides a strong case that social media can affect psychological health,” Dr Dutton said.
The study was led by Dr. Christine E. Cunha, a mental health therapist and researcher at McGill University in Montreal.
She said that while depression can be linked to social isolation, she doesn’t believe that social isolation is a “primary cause” of depression.
“There are lots of factors that influence depressive symptoms.
It’s just that people tend to experience depressive symptoms more strongly and more acutely,” she said.
While depression is not caused by loneliness or isolation, Dr Cunhas said there is some evidence that it could be linked.
Dr Reutts comments on depression and social isolation are “not necessarily mutually exclusive.”
“There is a link, but not a strong link, between social isolation and depression,” Dr Cunnas said.
He also points out that while the link is still not clear, the findings of the research do suggest that social isolating behavior can contribute to depression.
A person who experiences depression has more difficulty functioning socially, Dr Reuters says, because he or she is “more likely to engage in a pattern of self-harm.”
“We think that a lot more people in society are actually being bullied in some way,” he said.
But Dr Reuthers is more cautious about the idea that social ostracism can cause depression.
He says that although social ostracs are more likely to have depression, he doesn’t think the effects of social ostracers on depression are “completely clear.”
The effects of ostracizing are a bit more complicated than that, Dr Tristan said.
People who have high levels of social isolation or depression may also have difficulty with coping with social pressures and are more at risk of developing depression themselves, she said, but they are not the main causes of the condition.
“If you look at the symptoms, the symptoms are not related to the underlying cause of depression,” she explained.
“They’re just related to social exclusion.”
Dr Darlena Dutton says there are a number of reasons why people are reluctant to discuss their depression.
While she thinks it is important to talk openly about it, she says that many people do not feel comfortable sharing their own symptoms or having their symptoms be reported to authorities.
“People feel like they can’t talk about their problems and they’re ashamed of being depressed,” Dr Ritter said.
It is not just people who have depression that are reluctant or afraid to share their symptoms, though.
A 2011 survey of 1,200 Canadians, by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, found that more than half (57 per cent) said they would never talk to anyone about their mental health problems, while 20 per cent said they do not want to tell anyone their mental illness is