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10 Things About Depression You Never Knew
Published: Sep 6, 2016

Depression is a real disease that many people struggle through. The subject is taboo in our society as people feel others are just sad and need to ‘snap out of it’. Nothing could be further from that.

Here are some facts about depression

1. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men

Source: businessinsider.sg
Source: businessinsider.sg

2. Depression can cause you to dream 3 to 4 times more than normal

Source: engaged-brains.wikispaces.com
Source: engaged-brains.wikispaces.com

3. Severe depression can cause us to biologically age more

Source: helpguide.org
Source: helpguide.org

4. Comedians and funny people are usually more than average

Source: sparkpeople.com
Source: sparkpeople.com

5. People who spend a lot of time online are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable

Source: venturebeat.com
Source: venturebeat.com

6. Sigmund Freud recommended cocaine as a treatment for depression

Source: freudquotes.blogspot.com
Source: freudquotes.blogspot.com

7. Elephants and chimpanzees have shown patterns similar to depression

Source: guerrillaworldpress.wordpress.com
Source: guerrillaworldpress.wordpress.com

8. France is the most depressed country in the world with 1 in 5 people having suffered from depression

Source: france24.com
Source: france24.com

9. Gratitude can give you the same effects anti-depression pills can

Source: michellestortz.com
Source: michellestortz.com

10. Moderate exercise can help treat and prevent depression

Source: onlinenews.com.pk
Source: onlinenews.com.pk

If you feel like you’re suffering from depression you MUST seek professional help.