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5 Myths About Depression

5 Myths About Depression

Myth 1 - Depression is unusual - 350 million people suffer from depression around the world, 5% of the population.

Myth 2 - Depression is just a kind of sadness - It's a real and complex illness Symptoms include apathy, loss of appetite and sleep problems.

Myth 3 - Depression is a rich world problem - It's the leading cause of disability worldwide. New mothers are more prone to depression in developing countries.

Myth 4 - Depressed people aren't high achievers - Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln are among great leaders who lived with depression.

Myth 5 - Depression is hopeless - There are effective treatments, from talking therapies to exercise to drugs.