Taken from Every Day Health which can be found HERE.
Do you wonder if that blue feeling you have is depression? While everyone experiences sadness at a loss or disappointment at certain points in life, a surprising number of people are affected by major depressive disorder, an unrelenting form of sadness and despair.
The statistics are staggering. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 10 American adults say they have depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 6.7 percent of American adults have MDD, or major depressive disorder, during an average year. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance states that depression affects more than 23 million Americans every year and that it is the most common serious brain disease in the United States. Numbers from the World Health Organization estimate that about 350 million people…
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