Anyone can get the blues, but if it seems that sadness and feelings of worthlessness and/or despair have become part of your everyday life, it may be time for you to talk with your doctor about depression.
Depression affects so many people. It is an illness that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, class or gender. Depression affects more than 19 million Americans each year, and more than 350 million people of all ages globally. This condition can affect your ability to work or go to school, have deep relationships, and make your daily activities more difficult to perform, as well as cause physical symptoms including headaches and physical pain.
One way of combating depression is by understanding depression triggers – life events that lead to or worsen depression. Watch the video below to learn about common depression triggers and how you can deal with them.