About 1 out of every 14 people suffers from depression. What causes depression in the brain? Is depression inherited? And importantly, does depression medication work? In this video, we discuss the cause of depression, the changes in the brain, common disorders like major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder, and medicines used to treat depression.
When you are in the midst of it, you may think that depression is your fault, or that it is impossible to overcome depression. But that sadness and stress don’t have to rule your life. Here are some resources that may be able to help you or a loved one with depression:
Resources for college students and professionals: https://nndc.org/initiatives/task-groups/college-mental-health/resources/
Depression resources: https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/guide/resources/
Mental health resources: https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/ask-and-learn/resources
Learn about depression: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml
Learn about treatments: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Depression/Treatment
Find a therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
If you or a loved one is suicidal, there is help available. Please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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