Who Gets Depressed?
About 2 in 3 adults have depression at some time in their life. Sometimes it is mild or lasts just a few weeks. However, an episode of depression serious enough to require treatment occurs in about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men at some point in their lives. Some people have two or more episodes of depression at various times in their life.
What are the causes of Depression?
The exact cause of depression is not known. Anyone can become depressed but some people are more prone to it. It can develop for no apparent reason or for one or more of the reasons listed below.
Depression can be like Panic Disorder in that there are similar negative cycles you can fall into. You can become depressed about being depressed and your thoughts and behaviour ABOUT your depression can MAINTAIN the problem.
DEPRESSED MOOD’ CYCLE