Despite depression being the leading cause of disability among Americans 15 to 44 years old, there are still many misconceptions about the condition.
This is true even with the ongoing shift to a more public health approach from being considered a taboo subject which means a continuous public health campaign is necessary not unlike the need for an emphasis on substance disorder treatment in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Thus, as a provider of mental health therapy and counseling services at WCAP Counseling, we are listing down some of the most important facts you need to know about depression.
- Depression can happen without any “good” reason. You don’t have to have experienced tragic events or serious setbacks to be depressed, you can be depressed for several reasons that are totally out of your control such as brain chemistry imbalances, hormones, and even seasonal changes.
- Depression has many faces. You can still smile even with depression, although chances are, that wouldn’t be genuine. You can even excel at work or at school, but this usually would be a form of a coping mechanism to compensate for feeling numb.
- Depression is treatable. With the right combination of therapy (in-office or telehealth therapy), medication, and lifestyle changes, you can get back and live your life.
Did you know these facts? If you have, make sure to let someone else know about these. Remember, the more informed people are, the faster the stigma can be alleviated, and the more people can be encouraged to get treated.