Depression & Mood Disorders
Depression and other mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, dysthymic disorder) affect roughly 20% of the U.S. population at some point in an individual’s life. Depression is a disease that not only lowers a person’s mood, but also effects energy level, sleep, concentration, enjoyment of activities as well as physical health.
Depression is a serious illness that not only robs a person’s enjoyment of life but also puts their physical health at risk. Untreated depression is associated with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and worsens the course of just about any disease an individual may have. Unfortunately, depression is also severely under treated.
The best estimates are that 50% of people with depression go untreated and of the people with depression that do receive treatment, a staggering 60% do not get adequate treatment. However, when treated under the guidance of a qualified physician, depression is a very treatable illness.
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