About depression

Why is depression more common in women than in men?

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. Researchers are still examining potential causes and contributing factors to the high rate of depression in women.  Biological and hormonal factors play a role in depression. Women as a group suffer from several forms of depression, such as postpartum depression, premenstrual depression and …

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How common is depression?

Around 5-8 % of people are currently suffering from depression worldwide. It’s most common in people aged 18-29.  Depression is twice as common in women than in men and 20-25 % of women will experience a depressive episode during their lifetime.

What causes depression?

We have a lot more to learn about the root causes of depression, but it’s clear that depression has a genetic component. Relatives of a depressed person are at higher risk of developing the disorder. Additionally, depression can be linked to certain life experiences. Childhood abuse or trauma increases the risk of depression (although everyone …

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What is depression?

Depression, clinical depression or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a mood disorder characterized by a low mood and a loss of interest in activities. The symptoms of depression can be mental, physical and social and cause difficulties in important areas of life, such as work, school, daily chores or relationships. Read more about depression here: …

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Am I depressed?

Feeling blue most of the day, nearly every day, and losing interest in activities are the hallmarks of depression. When going through depression, the symptoms don’t disappear like you would expect them too if you were just experiencing ordinary sadness or fatigue. There are several depressive symptoms and criteria to consider before receiving a diagnosis …

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