Depression now the #2 cause of disability in the world

A study published this week puts depression as the #2 cause of disability in the world now, after vision and hearing problems. Depression can occur in people as young as 3. It is the cause of 8.3% of all disabilities in men and 13.4% in women, impacting their working life severely and therefore imposing a huge financial burden on themselves and their families.

But it does NOT have to be like this. Learning all you can about depression can be one of the best ways to relieve the symptoms.

Depression can sometimes be linked to a specific event, such as after a woman has had a baby. This is usually a joyful time in a woman’s life, but can have a darker side. Postpartum depression can affect 1 in 6 women, and often goes untreated because doctors do not distinguish depression from the tiredness that a new mom often feels.

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As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, the days get shorter and shorter, with less sunlight. This is a triggering event for another form of depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), with the person feeling ‘down’ due to the lack of sunshine. Some people find the end of year holidays fun and exciting; others dread it and feel lonely, isolated, depressed.

Many people who have depression do not even know it. It is commonly linked with certain diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis. Did you know that up to 75% of people who have heart disease such as atrial fibrillation or coronary artery disease caused by high cholesterol and other lifestyle issues experience depression?

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Some people who think they might be depressed do not seek treatment because they do not want to be thought of as ‘crazy’. They also do not want to ‘lose control’ or ‘not be themselves’ because of the medications for depression, many of which come with side effects.

Fortunately, there are many effective remedies for depression and anxiety that are completely natural and pose fewer risks of strong side effects. Treating Depression and Anxiety with Natural Remedies offers a range of options for treating depression and anxiety using different tried and tested alternative and complementary techniques.

If you think you might be depressed, or have a loved one who is struggling with this issue, learn as much as you can about the options available for effective treatment of depression. You and your family deserve the very best.

Don’t let think depression is something you can ‘just snap out of’. Don’t let depression become a disability. Learn all you can about this disease and find the right solutions for your health.