Christian help for depression is a website designed to help Christians overcome and get free from the ravages of depression.
First the Statistics:
Depression afflicts 20 percent of the population in the United States and worldwide, Approximately one in five adults in the United States suffer from depression one time in their lives.
Twice as many women as men experience depression.
15% of depressed people will commit suicide.
Affects more than 17 million Americans each year, hundreds of thousands of medications are given out each year to treat depression.
Men are also more likely to hide depression from themselves and others by self medicating with alcohol or drugs or working excessive long hours.
The onset of true depression increases sharply during the teenage years, then gradually rises to peak around age 40. Average onset age is 30 with treatment beginning usually about 3 years later.
Major Depression – characterized by a deep sense of sadness or unhappiness and a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy such as hobbies, friends, or sex.
Bipolar Disorder – characterized by alternating periods of depression and elation. The high periods are called mania
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Published on: Jul 2, 2011
Author: Pastor Pat Buckley