It may surprise people to know that depression can develop at any time and does not discriminate; anyone going through a stressful event or major life change can be susceptible. If there is a family history of depression, this can factor into how likely someone is to get depression as a result of stressful factors.
Although millions of Americans suffer from major depression, it is often surrounded by stigma and mystery both for those suffering and those affected by depression in loved ones. A shocking two-thirds of those people battling depression never seek help for their disorder. In an effort to remove some of the stigma surrounding depression, Neurocore compiled a list of 8 facts to help educate what this disorder entails and how treatable it really is. Learn more about Neurocore at Crunchbase.
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Depression does not manifest in the same way for every person and symptoms can vary; for example, it is possible for depression to cause some people to sleep too much, while others sleep far too little. Many experience fluctuations in weight and the loss of interest in things they used to enjoy.
However, it is possible that some may show no outward symptoms at all while experiencing deeply negative inner thoughts. Similarly, there are several different types of depression that one can be diagnosed with. Some of the most common depressive disorders are Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Feeling depressed goes well beyond just feeling sad. Those suffering from depression typically have symptoms which begin to manifest physically, such as headaches, tension, and breathing problems from dealing with the stress of their depression. Left untreated, depression can become a debilitating disability, impacting one’s daily life, career, and home.
Most cases of depression can be treated, but those suffering must seek out treatment. Treatment usually involves some form of therapy and sufferers may be prescribed a medication to help combat their symptoms. It is important that those with depression remember that they are not alone and that seeking professional help can make all the difference in their life. See more information at Linkedin about Neurocore.