Still in our day and age a person who suffers with major depression is likely misunderstood by family, friends, and others. Appropriate and necessary support may not be there. One’s suffering is not because of a lack of faith or a weak will. It’s cruel to say “snap out of it.” A person’s suffering is mentally and emotionally agonizing. Thoughts of helplessness and hopelessness may dominate. Little or no energy underlies an overall debilitation. Initially, psychiatric care may be necessary as well as follow up care. Psychotherapy is recommended for continuing mental-emotional health. We still have much to learn about this mental health issue so that we may better understand depression and it’s impact upon a person.
Major depression diagnoses on the rise in the U.S., study finds