As you have seen from this presentation, depression is a serious and real illness. It can make a person feel exhausted, worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. But depression is treatable, and the negative views that are part of depression fade as treatment begins to take effect.
Successful depression treatment is more than just taking medications. It involves understanding the disease, getting help from qualified professionals, seeking support from friends and family, and learning successful strategies for dealing with depression.
The future is looking up for those with depression. If you or a loved one suffers from depression and have not sought help, you need to. No one, young or old, has to accept feelings of depression as a necessary part of life.
We hope you have found this presentation helpful. If you would like to learn more about depression and its treatment options, talk to your healthcare provider and visit the depression health channel on eMedTV at depression.emedtv.com.