Major depression is one of the most common conditions affecting about 16 million adults in the U.S every year. Although the condition is mostly associated with adult women, it doesn’t discriminate and anyone can get it. A higher percentage of all the people who receive treatment for depression experience full remission. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with depression and mental conditions, in general, is still high. Here are facts about depression that are worth knowing.
Depression can be Genetic
Some unfortunate life events such as unemployment, loss of a loved one, financial problems, abuse, and divorce can cause depression. It can also occur without any outside forces if your family has a history of depression.
Depression occurs in Different Ways
There are different types of depression. They include; the major depressive disorder, characterized by low self-esteem and unavoidable sadness and can last for two weeks; persistent depressive disorder, which lasts for two or more years; and postpartum depression, which happens after giving birth and can last two weeks up to one year.
Symptoms can be hard to detect
There are some signs that are common in depression patients such as lack of sleep or sleeping too much, sudden weight gain or loss, lack of interest in activities, and poor concentration among others. Sometimes these signs can be absent with the patient looking okay from outside but is suffering from inside.
Depression can manifest physically
Sometimes the symptoms can be physical such as headaches, breathlessness, stomach problems, and general tension.
Suicide is the second highest cause of suicide in youths; depression is the major cause of suicide
The intense symptoms of depression can predispose patients to suicide. It is also the third source of issues at workplaces. Fortunately, depression is treatable no matter how severe it may be.
Neurocore was founded in 2004 with the aim of helping people of all ages improve their sleep, concentration, and stress management. The centers use training programs and data-driven assessments to help their patients.
Over the years, Neurocore has established itself in the field of neuroscience. So far, they have managed to open nine brain performance centers in Florida and Michigan. Patients’ neurofeedback is tested using visual and auditory feedback that helps monitor their brain activity.