DEPRESSION IS OFTEN SEEN AS THE HEALTH EPIDEMIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY, BUT IT IS NO LONGER A TABOO SUBJECT.
It is one of the mood disorders. As the most common psychological disorder, it can become debilitating in everyday life. In Switzerland, one person in five suffers from depression at least once in their life. And depression affects both young people and adults.
So, faced with this complex illness, it is crucial to beware of preconceived ideas about depression.
Caution is required whether you are experiencing symptoms of depression yourself or dealing with the depression of a close family member or someone at work.
It is extremely easy to get caught up in preconceived ideas and prejudices, which may lead to ignoring the illness or trying to help someone inappropriately.
Confronted with preconceived ideas about depression, it is not always easy to decide between true or false. In fact, there are different levels of depression with a variety of origins. So let us review some common preconceptions, and even beliefs about depression, cautiously and judiciously.