According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 20.9 million adults in America (9.5% of adults) suffer from a depressive illness in any given year.
Depression presents itself into two main types. Major Depression impedes a person’s ability to function in all areas of his life (work, family, health). Dysthymia, a mild but long-term (chronic) form of depression, is not as severe but still impedes a person’s ability to function at normal levels.
Treatment for depression is effective 60-80% of time, however, less than 25% of individuals with depression receive adequate treatment (AAS).
Refer to the Depression Checklist below provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, and honestly evaluate whether the symptoms below are reoccurring in your life.
If you suffer from five or more of the following symptoms of depression and these symptoms are present for two weeks or longer without physical cause, you should contact Fairmount Behavioral Health System at 215-487-4100. Fairmount provides free assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A psychiatrist is on site at all times. We are one of the leading treatment centers for depression and mental health counseling in Pennsylvania.
In the workplace, depression may be recognized by:
Still unsure if you are suffering from depression? The World Health Organization’s “I have a black dog, his name is depression” is a great example story of how it feels to live with depression on a daily basis.
If you feel or if a loved one feels you might be struggling with depression, find ways to manage your depression or discover more about Fairmount’s admissions to a mental health program that will best suit your needs.