Depression Myth & Fact #1 #MHM #MHAM

Myth

Depression is not a real condition.

Fact

Some people discredit depression by claiming that it is not a real medical condition, and that it is some sort of choice or personality trait instead. This is not true.

Depression is a well-established condition that causes both emotional and physical symptoms. In fact, around 63.8%Trusted Source of adults who experienced at least one episode of major depression in 2017 were severely impaired by the condition.

Doctors have also linked depression to a mixture of biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Source: Medical News Today via NAMI Merced County

Check out the SITREP Mental Health resource page.

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