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According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 20 million Americans each year have a mental illness. These include major depressive disorder (MDD) and dysthymia, both considered forms of clinical depression.
While some people experience depression throughout their lives, others develop symptoms later in life, and this is especially true for women who tend to experience depression earlier than men.
Because women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from depression, they often don't seek treatment due to the belief their symptoms are typical, or they should get over it.
If you are one of those who commonly avoid tasks or specific situations, it could be for many reasons. But before you can work on solving or completing a job you’ve been putting off, it’s essential to narrow down what type of avoidance you are using to evade something in your life, so you can know how best to combat it.
If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “What you resist persists,” you have been introduced to the fundamental reason why your avoidance and how you cope can increase anxiety.
It's well-known that traumatic experiences in childhood increase the likelihood of depression and other mental health problems in adult life.
However, an investigation suggests that there could well be an upside to these childhood experiences as well.
People who reported that they'd experienced the death of a close family member or parental separation before the age of 17 showed increased levels of empathy, a greater ability to see things from alternative perspectives and had a better understanding of other people's emotional states.
If you are wondering what brain fog is, it’s basically just the opposite of when you feel calm, optimistic, level-headed and motivated.
It’s understandable why it can rob one of happiness and inspiration, increasing the likelihood of depression and anxiety.
Even the medical fraternity has not recognized this ‘condition’ as a real, specific health condition - in medical literature; brain fog is usually described as a ‘mild cognitive impairment’. And coffee doesn’t help!