Facts about depression
Qualitative and quantitative research
By Michael G, Josh N, Jai´Quan S.
Up to 25% of those with depression have a relative with some type of mood disorder.
30% of those with moderate to severe depression say that social media is ¨very¨ important to them for feeling less alone.
33% of all 14 to 22-year-olds have successfully connected with health peers online.
Those with moderate to severe depression are twice as likely than people with no symptoms to say that social media help connect them to useful resources.
Symptoms of depression include sad or depressed mood, lack of interest and pleasure in almost all activities.
Depression can make you feel worthless, sad and desperate. Causes your mood to either elevate or lower to extreme levels
Older adults are more likely to suffer from recurrent depression.
Antidepressants are prescribed to people with depression to help them.
People find that working can help with their depression symptoms.
10 to 20% of all adolescents experience a significant period of depression.