There are countless stigmas and misconceptions about depression. Find out what is true and what is false, and begin helping yourself, or a loved one today.
Myth 1: Hard Work Beats Depression. For a mild case of the blues, this may indeed help, but depression is a different animal. Overworking can be a sign of clinical depression, especially in men.
Myth 2: Depression is all in your head. Depression is a psychological, social, and biological disorder. It’s chronic and takes treatment to manage.
Myth 3: Help Means Drugs for Life. Asking for help doesn’t necessarily mean your doctor will advise medications, although medicines can often be very helpful for significant forms of depression. Medication is only one type of depression treatment. Therapy is another option.
These are only 3 of more than a dozen common myths. Stay tuned to know more. Write in comments about what have you heard about the depression and we’ll answer if it’s true or false.