By On January 28th, 2015

10 Statistics That Show The Real Impact of Depression


Depression is one of the most underestimated illnesses known in the modern world. While it devastates countless lives, many people still think of the condition as a “minor” affliction or a temporary mood problem rather than the crushing illness that can often feel inescapable it really is.

Those who experience depression struggle through feelings of hopelessness, complete loss of energy and interest in former hobbies or pastimes, sleep problems, and even weight changes and unexplained aches and pains. But, for those lucky enough to never experience depression, the condition can seem foreign or abstract.

Below you will find several statistics that provide insight into the reality of depression around the world and how it affects their everyday lives:

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