20 interesting facts about depression
Depression, this scourge of modern times, has become a particularly serious problem for young people. We often feel lonely, upset, dissatisfied, misunderstood and we hope that this will soon pass. What happens to us in such cases – is it just a bad mood or already the threat of depression?
We have collected 20 interesting facts that will help you answer this question and get to know this demon of our epoch closer.
1. People with depression tend to have a more realistic perception of the world.
Positive-minded people are partly blind, they wear rose-colored glasses and tend to ignore the bad side of reality.
2. A regular 8-9 hour sleep will protect against depression and thoughts about suicide.
So all things aside and go to sleep!
3. Depression forces people to lie to themselves. The person begins to deny the problem instead of facing her face to face.
Only recognition of the problem is the path to liberation from this mental illness.
4. Psychologists say that depression is often the result of excessive thought. Our mind creates problems that really do not exist.
What can be done? Just deal with the problems that really exist.
5. The two most effective ways to cope with depression are physical activity and communication with animals.
Bring home a cute animal and swing muscles for healthy mind and body.
6. Contemplation of dawn or sunset at least 2 to 3 times a week will overcome depression and help you live longer.
It’s simple, it’s free and it helps better than any medication.
7. Music is more effective in combating depression than counseling a therapist.
Listen to your favorite songs when you go to work, head home, or during a boring business meeting.
8. Depression can make you fantasize 3-4 times more than usual.
We wish you to wait for the day when you can say: I have nothing to dream about, I have everything and I am 100% happy.
9. In people with high IQ, the likelihood of developing depression is three times greater than in others, due to increased brain activity.
Yes, it is a disease of smart people.
10. Video games are more effective in dealing with depression than the advice of a psychotherapist.
Do not be afraid to spend time on video games, if they make you happier for a while.
11. Singing can help avoid depression and anxiety.
Have you ever seen a depressed person who sings without stopping?
12. About 20% of teenagers experience depression even before they reach adulthood.
This is alarming, but unfortunately, this is true.
13. Positive thinking actually hurts some people and can lead to depression and anxiety.
Happy people often prefer not to notice the problem and postpone their decision until later, but the problems from it only get bigger.
14. By the roughest estimates, 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression every year.
One in four young people have already experienced depression before reaching 24 years of age.
15. Women are two times more prone to depression than men.
Be attentive to the women you love, give them flowers, console them. They need it more than you.
16. Depressed people are more prone to illness, such as the common cold, than non-depressed people.
Fight the cold with music, sing, contemplate sunsets and sunrises, eat oranges and bananas.
17. There is a link between depression and physical health. For example, cardiovascular diseases can lead to depression and vice versa.
Take care equally about your body and your soul.
18. The World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second largest medical cause of disability by 2030. Only HIV / AIDS will overtake her.
Share your kindness with those you love and try to make them happier, and therefore healthier.
19. Many creative personalities have encountered depression in their lives. These are Ludwig Van Beethoven, John Lennon, Edgar Allan Poe, GiorgioKifi, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Silvia Plat…
In general, it will be better if you do not add to this list. 20. A person who has been abused for a long time, not receiving care, living in poverty, especially those prone to depression, becomes more vulnerable to the disease.
Just give a helping hand to those who need it.