Did you know?
Depression, a common but serious medical condition is the primary symptom for almost all behaviour disorders.
Between 7.9% - 8.6% of adult Canadians will experience a major depression / anxiety in their lifetime and 5% in a given year.
Individuals with mood disorders are at high risk of suicide.
Depression has a various types, severity, and duration.
Persons with severe mental illness face the highest depress of stigmatization in the workplace.
There is hope
Depression is the most treatable mental illness. With early diagnosis, intervention and treatment, people can recover and lead fulfilling lives.
Employment and support strategies are available. A local peer support group is available.
Types of Depression
Dysthymic disorder is a common milder form of depression, which lasts for at least two years. Persons are able to function, but are not capable of feeling good or fully enjoying life.
Post-partum depression is experienced by some new mothers. It can last from a few weeks after delivery to a few months. A small percentage of these women may develop more severe symptoms of depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is commonly associated with reduced daylight hours. Many people notice a change in energy or mood as winter approaches. For some people, the depression becomes disabling and affects their jobs and relationships.
Situational (Reactive) Depression is a reaction to something that happened such as stress on the job, in personal relationships or the loss of a loved one
There is no one cause of depression. Factors contributing to depression may include:
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Symptoms may include:
Treatments for clinical depression are: