The unexpected demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has shocked the film industry. A 34-years-old actor who committed suicide was battling depression. Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from it.
Depression is often a silent killer, a mood disorder, yet, many people who suffer from mental health disorder never seek help during their entire lives.
It is often misunderstood that depression is just a feeling sad. Here are some ten surprising facts about depression you may know:
1.) Comedians are usually more depressed than average
As per research, comedians are any more likely to be depressed than the average.
2.) People using internet are more likely to be depressed
People who spend a lot of time browsing the ‘Net’ are more likely to show depressive symptoms,
3.) Childhood bullying can lead to lifelong depression
Depression can be a direct result of bullying and can have a lasting impact on your child.
4.) Women more likely to suffer from depression than men
Women are about twice as likely as men to develop major depression. They also have higher rates of seasonal affective disorder.
5.) Depression can cause nightmares
Unfortunately for your sleep pattern, depression can contribute to a night of not-so-sweet dreams. You dream up to 3 to 4 times more than you normally would.
6.) Depression affects the body negatively
Although depression is a mental illness, it can also cause physical symptoms. Pain, stomach upset, fatigue, and restlessness are just a few potential physical.
7.) France is the most depressed country in the world
France has become one of the most unhappy people in the world. This figure is confirmed by the fact that France is regularly found in the top ranks of European consumption of tranquilizers, alcohol, cannabis, and has a very high cancer rate.
8.) Severe depression can cause us to biological age more
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the aging process in our cells, research suggests.
9. Depression can be treated
There are several very effective treatment options available for depression, including medications and psychotherapy.
10. Untreated depression can lead to suicide
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 45% of those who commit suicide are suffering from some sort of mental illness.
If someone you know is showing signs of depression, make sure you learn more about depression, including symptoms and treatment as well as myths, misunderstandings, and stigma.
People who are depressed often feel a deep sense of guilt. They may believe that they are a burden to those around them.