Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Depression on the rise in America

With unemployment rising close to 10 percent. Many Americans are depressed. The so call stimulus money has about 14 percent of the money gone. None of it went to shovel ready projects. Families are struggling to survive. Healthcare that Obama proposes will cost the middleclass approximate $7000.00 out of pocket or you go to jail.

If you're living with depression, you know too well how it feels for you. But each person experiences depression in his or her own way. One may sleep too much, while another sleeps too little. Some people don't eat enough and lose weight, while others overeat and gain weight.
Of course, depression is more than just a collection of symptoms: it's a common and serious medical condition that can feel overwhelming and interfere with your ability to function. It may occur once, but for some people it can occur several times in their lives. It is estimated that depression affects about 14 million Americans in a given year, or approximately 1 out of 6 adults over a lifetime.
Even so, if you're suffering from depression, there are things you can do that may help improve the way you feel. Explore the links to the left to learn more about some different options for managing depression, including lifestyle choices, antidepressant medications and talk therapy.

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