What is depression? – Mind Video

 December 21, 2015

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
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17 comments on “What is depression? – Mind Video

  1. …another thing we must consider…the ''monetary or profit conspiracy'' that invade all parts of our lives…where would the doctors and ''big pharmaceuticals'' be without ''victims''…peace…

  2. Depression can make the healthiest person the sickest person in the world.. Drugs is only a temporary fix to what could be a long-term problem. I personally believe in fighting it with sunshine and plenty of vitamin D and make yourself do things you really don't want to do.. people tell you to snap out of it but you just can't do it.. Know your body and sometimes simple things can make a big difference <3 Peace

  3. …depression is an ''emotional affliction'' which henders the ''thought process'',it begins with ''frustrations'' of various sorts and ''morphs'' into self-pity and self-loathing…a sense of helplessness…to some this will become their ''identity'' and they will become comfortable,even empowered by this new sense of ''self''…the power of self-pity,the power of avoiding personal responsibility as in an ''excuse''…and all the attention they want along with the pity of others…this becomes the ''mental illness''…peace and love…

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