Depression in modern society is not uncommon, it is talked about, it is studied tested and is being afraid of. However, many people, experiencing all “delights” depression, deliberately refuse from treatment, dooming themselves to long and dangerous tortures. Why is this happening? The reason for that is deeply-rooted myths about depression in particular and about mental illnesses in general, which often keep people from care they need. Too many people who observe warning signs at themselves are ashamed to talk about them, because people think that depression is a sign of weakness.
Canadian Health&Care Mall experts conducted research and found out the most common myths about depression.
Myth: Sadness Leads to Depression
Grief caused by severe emotional distress can cause depression, but often it is carefully suppressed anger. Feeling sadness caused by loss or separation – well, it just shows that you are healthy, but long and not disappearing sadness, unfortunately, often is already a sign, a symptom of depression.
It is believed that women should not get angry and come out of temper, so very often we replace “I’m angry at you” or “you annoy me” by more neutral “I’m disappointed”. And do our best to suppress strong negative emotion.
But what is being suppressed tends to eventually break out of control.
Myth: no Sadness, no Depression
Bad mood during depression can not be described simply as a sad or grieved, it’s much more complicated. If general dull and unpleasant condition are accompanied by other symptoms that last for several weeks, and interfere your life, work, sleep, eating and, of course, if you are thinking about suicide, you should immediately seek for help.