Dr. David Morilak, interviews for The Source program on Texas Public Radio about Depression.

Millions Of Americans Battle Major Depression But Don’t Get The Help They Need

By Kim Johnson & Dallas Williams • Dec 17, 2019

It’s normal for people to occasionally feel sad in response to life events or experiences, but being sad is not the same as having depression — a serious but treatable mental illness that can have devastating effects if left undiagnosed and untreated.

The Source host David Martin Davies, left, with Dr. David Morilak.

Major depressive disorder is a potentially debilitating medical condition that can affect the way an individual thinks, feels and acts. It can provoke feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness. People with depression can feel apathetic, fatigued, or even have thoughts of suicide.

An estimated 7.1% of American adults and 13.3% of youth ages 12 to 17 experienced a major depressive episode in 2017, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Of those adults, 35% did not receive treatment for their depression. Parents often have trouble spotting the warning signs…. Read More on Dr. David Morilak’s interview.  Clink on link >>> Texas Public Radio’s The Source

 

 

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