The World Health Organization predicts that in the next 20 years more people will be affected by depression than any other cause of ill health worldwide, and it will represent the biggest burden on society.
Depression symptoms include lack of pleasure in anything, difficulty making decisions, poor eating (often over eating), poor sleeping and difficulty doing daily tasks. What are the consequences of these symptoms? Reduced immunity, increased stress related medical problems like high blood pressure, obesity, gastrointestinal problems and cancer, reduced productivity at work, loss of jobs, loss of income,increases in addictions, reduced quality of life which all increase depression and keep the spiral going DOWNWARD.
What do we do? The next set of articles will talk about how to stay sane in an insane world.