1. Researchers of the New-York University established that depression destroys nerve cells
in the front part of the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for optimism. When the
way to restore them is found, it will be possible to overcome depression.
2. The World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second highest
medical cause of disability by the year 2030, second only to HIV/AIDS.
3. The American Psychiatric Association has made up the rating of the most depressive
-Baby-sitters, nannies, nurses and the unemployed (12.7%),
-People working in public catering: waiters, cooks and barmen (10.3%),
-Doctors, nurse and social workers (9.6%).
4. About ¾ of population of the USA take antidepressants.
5. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. Women may be at a
higher risk for depression due in part to estrogen, which may alter the activity of
neurotransmitters that contribute to depression.
6. Researchers have recently found that those who suffer from depression are at risk for
low bone mineral density. Depressed women are especially at risk for developing
7. Abraham Lincoln first fell into a deep depression after Ann Rutledge, his first love,
died. Lincoln reportedly suffered from chronic depression his entire life.
8. As many as 15% of those who suffer from some form of depression take their lives each
9. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), more than 6% of children suffer
from depression and 4.9% of them have major depression.
10. Depressed people get colds more frequently than non-depressed people.
11. Sufferers of depression are more likely to have a heart attack than those who are not
depressed. Additionally, people who have heart attacks or heart surgery are more at
risk for depression.
12. Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, affects nearly 6 million American adults in a
13. It was noticed that we have a depression not because of troubles, but because of the
lack of positive emotions.
14. It is depression, which leads to 75% of all visits to the psychotherapist.
15. The average video gamer is typically 35-year-old male who is most likely depressed,
overweight, and introverted.
16. A depressed woman is more likely to give birth early, increasing health risks for both
the woman and the baby. Between 14 and 23% of pregnant women experience some
sort of depressive disorder,Eating seafood rich in Omega-3 may help pregnant women
17. Long-term use of marijuana leads to changes in dopamine production and has been
implicated in the onset of depressive symptoms
18. Antidepressants cannot help in dealing with disease if the person cannot refuse his or
her former lifestyle, which has provoked it.
19. The earliest medical description of depression dates back to Hippocrates, the Greek
“father of medicine,” who attributed depression, or melancholy, to an imbalance of
the body’s four humors. The theory was that too much black bile created a
melancholic temperament—literally melanin (black) and cholia (bile). To overcome
depression, Hippocrates recommended re balancing body systems using relaxation and
healthy living strategies as well as blood-letting and leeches.
20. Many creative individuals have experienced depression, including Robert Schumann,
Ludwig van Beethoven, Peter Tchaikovsky, John Lennon, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark
Twain, Georgia O’Keefe, Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
and Sylvia Plath.
21. On a worldwide basis, depression ranks fourth as a cause of disability and early death
according to the Global Burden of Disease Study.
22. Some diseases are interconnected with depression, such as thyroid problems, heart
disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, obstructive sleep apnea,
and chronic pain.
23. The total cost of depression in the Untied States are estimated to be $44 billion: $12
billion in direct costs of treatment, $8 billion in premature death, and $24 billion in
absenteeism and reduced productivity at work. These do not include out-of-pocket
family expenses, costs of minor and untreated depression, excessive hospitalization,
general medical services, and diagnostic tests.
24. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is the term for depressive periods that are related to
a change of season. SAD is four times more common in women than in men.
25. There are about 5% of people in the world who never have depression. They are also
called “Sunny people”. But most of us have been in such condition not once.
26. Depression can lead even to prison. So Harry Mackinnon was so much afraid of aliens
that after some time, has got a depression. To get rid of depression he cracked 97
servers of NASA looking for information about UFO. Now he is sentenced to 70 years
27. 80% of all people with clinical depression who have received treatment significantly
improve their lives