The Depression Tsunami Is Coming
Economic worries are causing a rise in the use of antidepressants. The number of prescriptions for the drugs have risen more than 40% over the past four years. Figures from from the NHS Prescription Services shows a huge increase in the number of prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs – with the number of prescriptions for anti-depressants rising by 43% in the past four years to nearly 23million a year nationwide.
Depression is an illness that affects about 20% of people at least once in their lifetime. About half the people get well within six months but about 10% of sufferers are still unwell after three years. From then on the proportion of people who get well is much reduced with only about one in ten getting better every year.
So What Does This Mean?
So what we have is a grim picture. More and more people suffering from depression every year. Less and less of them getting fully better. The amount of time that they are depressed getting longer and longer. AND the rise in these figures is incremental. Incremental is a hard word to fully understand. What it means is that it is going to get worse and worse.
One of the reasons could be that depressed people spend a lot of their time trying to depress everybody they can. I have written about this a few times on this site.
Like a Tsunami, depression is just growing bigger and stronger. It is spreading out destroying people and lives wherever it touches.
What Can You Do?
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