How To Help Someone With Depression

Pathological sadness, better known by specialists as depression, affects about 5% -10% of the population, although it is estimated that a much higher percentage of people will go through a state of depression at some stage or multiple stages of their lives. Many experts predict that depression will become a massive epidemic and one of the leading causes of mental disability worldwide. The paradox of the situation is that as more and more people turn to anti-depressants yet more and more people are being diagnosed with depression. Often the first people to detect depression are not physicians but the people closest to the patient as they are the ones who are directly effected by the patients depressive behavior. Seeing someone you care about going through depression can be very distressing and frustrating. Often before anyone actually realizes...