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Do you know your facts on depression?

Mar. 6, 2013
 
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Questions

1. True or False? A child will just outgrow their depressive disorder.

2. True or False? Grief is normal and people may not need counseling for it.

3. True or False? Women are more prone to depression than men.

4. True or False? Young adults commit suicide more than other groups.

5. True or False? You will probably not become depressed if it doesnít run in your family.

Answers

1. False: Children who develop depression often continue to have episodes as they enter adulthood.

2. True: However, grief that is complicated and lasts for a very long time following a loss may require treatment.

3. True: Depression is more common among women than among men. Biological, life cycle, hormonal and psychosocial factors that women experience might be linked to womenís higher depression rate.

4. False: Although many people assume that the highest rates of suicide are among young people, older white males ages 85 and older actually have the highest suicide rate in the United States.

5. False: Depression can occur in people without family histories of depression, too.

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