A recent study has shown that people are finding it difficult to recognize the symptoms of depression in themselves or other people. In fact, it was found that those who live in urban areas (and particularly younger people) found it more difficult to recognize the signs of depression. Men also find it tougher to recognize depression.
This may have something to do with how we tend to push depression aside – with a survey of 4,600 people showing that 62% said they associated depression with some form of shame or disgrace. This stigma may cause some people to ignore the symptoms of depression or simply brush them aside as “feeling sorry for yourself.”
Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University, who authored a study on depression, explained:
So, how do you recognize depression? Read more…