Depression is real

2019-01-29 06:00

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email

Depression, not all in the mind.

A mother in her thirties came to see me with severe depression and generalised anxiety.

I was quite shocked when she informed me that l diagnosed her with depression at the age of seventeen but her parents refused to accept the diagnosis.

They told her that there was no such thing as depression or anxiety and threw her tablets away.

She never sought professional help for the next 17 years and suffered from her depression and went through two marriages.

She plucked up the courage to see me because her anxiety and depression was getting the better of her.

She stayed in her room, rarely went out, felt down, lost weight and had no interest in doing pleasurable things.

She was just not enjoying the idea of living.

Depression has many causes. Loss of a job, losing a home, divorce, breakup, major financial loss, unhappy environment at work, school and home, being constantly picked upon at school, home or work, having major illness like heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, cancer are some of the causes.

There are, however, many instances where there is no cause for the depression.

Whatever the reason, depression is a real and debilitating condition that can lead to substance abuse and even suicide if it is not treated.

Unfortunately, many depressed people in the world do not seek professional help out of ignorance or because of a lack of mental facilities.

People with depression perform poorly at work, school, suffer in their marriages and at home and end up having no social life.

Depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions and treatment is highly rewarding.

Having a mental illness is not something to be ashamed of because mental illness knows no class, race or age group.

Everyone of us will suffer a bout of depression in our lives at some time or the other.

If we can’t deal with it, we should not hesitate to seek help.

We are extremely fortunate to live in an age when we have a wide array of good and affordable treatments. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the overwhelming ignorance about this treatable condition because of outdated beliefs.

It is time to abandon groundless beliefs about mental ailments and treat them. We no longer live in the stone ages.

Dr Ellapen Rapiti, email
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