Depression: Is dangerous because it is estimated that one in 16 diagnosed with depression die by suicide; It is thought that approximately 65% of depressed people also complain of pain; Absence of the ability to feel pleasure & is a typical symptom of depression; Often runs in families; Biological – low serotonin levels; People who stay active are less likely to get depressed; affects family, work/school life, sleeping, eating habits & health generally; some have co-morbid anxiety disorders; symptoms include: depressed or irritable mood, poor concentration, insomnia, changes in appetite, loss of interest; thought to be anger turned inwards; it is a disease – it is not being lazy & people just cannot “get over it”;


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