About 18.8 million American adults experience a depressive illness

Depressive Disorders

About 18.8 million American adults experience a depressive illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Depression affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. People with a depressive illness cannot just “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.

source-SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,

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