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How to Deal with Depression

In the U.S., depression has hit nearly 7 percent of the population, with around 2 percent suffering from severe depression. Statistics show that women are more prone to experience depression compared to men by a margin of 70 percent. Blacks are a lot less prone to suffer depression than whites by as much as 40 percent.

Depression is not a small problem. Rather, it is dangerous condition that could lead to death as a result of suicide. In addition, this problem does not only affect the person afflicted but also their family and friends.

While experts cannot pinpoint the exact cause of depression, they believe it is a result of a brain chemical imbalance. Factors that contribute to the likelihood of depression may include genetics, emotionally traumatic experience, drug or alcohol abuse and other medically identified causes.

A person suffering from depression may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss as a result of a corresponding change in eating habits
  • Extreme difficulty in concentration
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Feeling of self-hate or guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
  • Sleeping problems
  • Withdrawal from activities usually enjoyed

Depression must be treated as soon as possible. If left unattended, this condition can affect the way the afflicted person functions in society. Also, this problem could worsen.

In addition to common antidepressants and other medications, depression can be treated by counseling and therapy. Discussing the problem with a licensed professional and/or with a support group can help alleviate depression.


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A Doctor's Personal Story


by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."