Depression is one of the largest health concerns facing the medical community today. It affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and the number of diagnosed patients is increasing twenty percent each year. Depression takes its toll not only on the mind but on the body as well. Sadly, only a small fraction of those who show signs of clinical depression are receiving treatment for the disease. This is an increasing concern because depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-68. Continue reading
Suicide now kills more Americans than car accidents.
In 2010, less than 34,000 people died in car accidents, while more than 38,000 people took their own lives that same year. Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.