In the past few decades we have come a long way toward recognizing the importance of psychological health. Less than a century ago, anybody with any kind of mental disorder would be locked away in mental institutions and kept away from the general public. “Out of sight, out of mind” was the general consensus. Now it is much easier to seek actual help for disorders such as depression. People used to be afraid to admit that there may be something wrong — now, many know they don’t have to go through it alone.
What is depression?
Depression is actually a more general term for something called “Major Depressive Disorder,” though depression can be symptomatic of other disorders as well. Worldwide, over 350,000,000 people are affected by depression. Low self-esteem, reduced sex drive, withdrawal fro (more…)
23 May 2016