This weeks post is contributed by Anne Freier, writer and editor focusing on science, psychology, the environment & technology.
“When it happens, I just want to be alone. It’s like cancer eating through my soul, a deafening silence, the absence of all that once felt good or right.” I asked a friend what depressive disorder felt like; this was her answer.
Over 300 million people suffer from depression, making it one of the most common mental disorders worldwide. Nearly 800,000 people die from suicide each year and although treatments exist, just 10% of patients receive care for depression. Read more “What If Depression Actually Causes Other Diseases?”