Depression: THESE are the myths about depression that you shouldn't believe

Depression is not sadness, depression is not a delusion, it is a mental-illness and here are some myths about depression that you should stop believing right now.
Depression: THESE are the myths about depression that you shouldn't believe Depression: THESE are the myths about depression that you shouldn't believe
  • 0
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Depression is not a choice. No one chooses to be depressed. Depression is a mental illness just like any other physical illness. But people often fail to understand that depression is more than being sad, stressed or anxious. Depressed people are not taken seriously and are not taken care of. People usually give them a pity party and shoo them away when they express how they feel. And because of this attitude and mindstate, not many people can talk about depression freely. 

 

People who experience depression face discrimination due to the stigma attached to mental health disorders. To help combat this stigma, it’s important to learn the facts about depression. However, it's also important to shatter some myths about depression. Read below to find out some myths about depression that you should stop believing right now. 

 

Depression is not an illness:

 

As sad as it sounds, but it's true. Many people think that depression is mere sadness or even a weakness of character. But in fact, depression is a complex mental health disorder. And can be treated in a variety of ways. If you think that you're depressed, talk to your doctor and get help. 

 

You can get out of it:

 

No one chooses to be depressed. Some people think that depression is a choice, but the truth is that it isn't. Depression isn’t a sign of self-pity, weakness or laziness. It’s a medical condition in which your brain chemistry, function and structure are negatively affected by environmental or biological factors. 

 

If your parents are depressed, so are you:

 

Just because your family or other members have experienced it, that doesn't mean that you'll have it too. It’s good to be aware of your family history. But try not to worry too much about risk factors you can’t control. Instead, focus on factors that you can manage. 

 

Depression only affects women:

 

Due to the societal pressure, men don't talk about the depression that often. But that doesn't mean that they aren't facing it too. And hence people end of believing that it's women who are likely to get depressed. That’s simply untrue. Women commonly report symptoms of depression, but it can affect men as well. It can have serious consequences for men. They’re more likely to commit suicide than women. 

 

Antidepressants change your personality:

 

People suffering from depression take antidepressants. It changes your chemistry. And people think that it'll change you as a person. But the truth is that antidepressants are designed to change only certain chemicals in your brain. They may help relieve your symptoms of depression without changing your underlying personality. After taking them, many people with depression begin to feel like themselves again. 

"Stay in sync with the latest and hottest" & "SUBSCRIBE TO PINKVILLA"

Add new comment