Myths and Facts About Depression

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

Depression is widely misunderstood by many.  For some reason, various misconceptions about its causes and its symptoms, have lodged themselves in the public psyche.

WebMD has posted an excellent slide show that sorts the facts from the myths, and provides an excellent overview of depression.  Through a series of short simple snippets, the slide show debunks 9 myths and reinforces 9 facts that everyone should understand.

I recommend you click through to view the presentation, but I will share a sampling of their message here:
  • Myth: Depressed People Cry a lot
  • Fact: Exercise is Good Medicine
  • Myth: Depression is a Part of Aging
  • Fact: Depression Imitates Dementia
In the full slide show, each of these Facts/Myths is supported with a short summary of the scientific truth behind statement.  It is an enlightening overview, well worth the 3 minutes it will take you to view it.

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