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Some Facts About Depression That Everyone Should Know.


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 
      given year.

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 
      with depression.

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



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