10 Facts About Depression

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Most major depressions do not occur during the Holidays, they happen in summer. Here are ten other little known facts about depression.


1
Even positive events such as graduating, getting married, a new job can lead to depression.

2
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men.

3
At some point in their lives, about one in four Americans will experience depression.

4
Depression is the leading form of mental illness.

5
As many as 15% of those who suffer from some form of depression take their lives each year.

6
Approximately 80% sufferers of depression are not receiving treatment.

7
The average video gamer is typically 35-year-old male who is most likely depressed, overweight, and introverted.

8
Exercise is the easiest and least expensive cure for depression.

9
Alcohol is a depressant. So is marijuana.

10
Depression makes you selfish.