Free Guide: Signs of Depression That May Surprise You
More than half of people with ADHD will experience a depressive episode, yet many signs of depression go unnoticed, leading to missed diagnoses and incomplete treatment. Here are six unexpected signs of major depressive disorder.
The term “major depressive disorder” was coined in the 1970s with the idea that we might find minor depression, but we never have. Instead, we found that every depression is a major one.
MDD impacts millions of Americans annually. The World Health Organization ranks depression as the single largest contributor to global disability.1 More than half of people with ADHD will experience a depressive episode, yet many signs of depression go unnoticed, leading to missed diagnoses and a lack of treatment.
Major Depressive Disorder affects every aspect of a person’s life, making it seem like life is not worth living. It’s a serious problem that requires treatment.
In this download, you will learn:
- Why it’s critical to understand how depression manifests
- How MDD looks different in teenagers
How depression differ from “reactive” or “situational” depression
- Why sadness is not the most common symptom of depression
- Unexpected signs of MDD
- And more!
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1Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017, https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/254610/WHO-MSD-MER-2017.2-eng.pdf