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Depression. How To Survive.

Depression is something I think I have had for a long time.  I think there are people that may not realize they have it, so I thought I would broach the subject. Always Depressionfeeling under the weather? Never in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you’re suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they’re doctors who can actually help you out with your problem.

Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the United States, around 9.5 percent of the American population actually suffer from some sort of mood disorder, however, not all of them get to be treated. Depression and its ill-effects hinder people every minute. This illness may seem quite simple to treat but in reality, it takes more than a little cheering up to actually cure depression. Constant visits to a therapist is suggested, as well as taking all the prescribed medicines that the doctor will ask the patient to take – none of these exactly come cheap, but the amount of suffering that a person is going through because of depression is enough reason already for others to start taking notice and face depression head on.

Here are some other stunning statistics

    26.2 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder
    6.7 percent of Americans suffer major depression
    18.1 percent of Americans suffer from an anxeity disorder
    10.1 percent of American commit suicide

Depression often times can easily get in the way of an individual’s daily activities and his or her’s normal functions, one’s zest for life can quickly and easily dissipate due to depression. And in place of an individual’s sunny disposition is more or less a person who hates his or herself, having no self-confidence, trying to isolate one’s self from the world and basically just not caring about living any more. More so, a person suffering from depression isn’t the only one who’s going to suffer from this destructive illness, his or her loved ones are sure to follow suit.

Check out Part 2 of this conversation here.

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Nancy Miller has a masters degree in psychology and has a successful Life Coaching practice. She has personally suffered from depression and won! She wrote about in her book 7 Steps to a Depression Free Life. This just isn’t someone writing about, it’s someone who has lived it.

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