Characteristics of Major Depression
1.) Affects 10-20% of the population
2.)Will haunt 18 to 20% of the population before they die.
3.) Affects 15% of all adults
4.) Usually affects people whop live in cities.
5.) Affects middle-aged (35-50) years with surprising frequency.
6.) Doubled suicide rate among 20 year olds in past 10 years.
7.) Affects Christians as well as unbelievers.
8.) Deeply unhappy, finds little pleasure in life, holds a negative opinion of self and others, believes the future is bleak, see no reason to live, increased or decreased sleep, increased or decreased appetite, loss of interest in sex, loss of energy or excessive energy, difficulties concentrating and making decisions, far more likely to commit suicide.
9.) - Adversely/negatively change changes a person's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.