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Depression

Depression is experienced over a long period of time and while a traumatic event can make depression worse, it is not the sole cause of it People who suffer from depression experience the symptoms very frequently and sometimes there is not a clear reason for it.

In the USA, 4 times as many males commit suicide than do females. We think depression is not that common in males because they usually do not talk about it. The reason for high suicide rate might be because they do not seek help, and instead, they try to deal with their feelings by themselves-often unsuccessfully. Also, men have different symptoms when they experience depression such as anger and not meeting daily responsibilities that women often do not experience.

While being sad can be a part of the depression, depression lasts much longer than sadness. It ranges from a few weeks to an entire year. Sadness gets better with time, but depression might not go away without help from psychiatrist or antidepressants.. Moreover, depression constitutes many other emotions such as emptiness, anxiety, being tense and loneliness.

Antidepressants have shown to be very effective in treating depression as they alter the brain chemistry and they help with biological causes of depression. However, they may not always cure depression and sometimes talk therapy is needed alongside antidepressants.

One of the most common misconceptions is that people experiencing depression are weak because they let themselves wallow in sadness. However, depression is a mental illness caused by chemical imbalance in the brain and is not related to someone’s personality.

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