Depression is not “having a bad day.” It is not a weakness. It is not a temporary mood swing. It is not a flaw in a person’s character, and it is not something for which one should ever feel guilty or ashamed.
Luckily, in partnership with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, we've created a depression screening tool.
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is a very real medical condition characterized by specific emotional, behavior, cognitive and physical symptoms. It is reported than 16.2 million people in the United States have had one major depressive episode - and that number is rising. It is also estimated that depression is one of the leading causes of disability around the globe, with more women than men prone to experiencing depression, especially those with a family history of the disease.
Even with rising numbers of diagnosed individuals, and a steady growth in education and information, many people still opt not to seek treatment because of a number of reasons: fear of judgement, cost, or lack of belief in treatment.
Take our free depression assessment to learn your risk of anxiety.