Essay About Depression In The Philippines

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According to the World Health Organization, one in four of us will have depression at some point in our life. And 1 in 10 of us have mental health problems right now. That means in this class of 40 there are people that might be suffering from depression or anxiety. Are you one of them?
The idea that the mind can deny its own illness is a frightening thought, but it is almost always the case when it comes to mental disorders. Mental disorder is a broad term used to group physical and psychological symptoms that cause abnormal thoughts and behaviors. The most common types are anxiety and mood disorders. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worrying, uneasiness and sometimes uncontrollable panic, like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress
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Based on studies and government statistics, the Philippines has the highest number of depressed people in Southeast Asia wherein 1 in 5 Filipinos suffer from a mental disorder. Depression is a disorder which causes feelings of sadness, loss of interest, worthlessness and undying thoughts of death or suicide. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems which decreases a person’s ability to function. Despite of the increasing concerns and advocacies regarding mental disorders such as depression, the society still lacks compassion and understanding because of the misconceptions attached to the illness. Depression is a word thrown around so easily. The word used to describe a bad and sad feeling, to a feeling of emptiness and loss of will to live. People would normally equate depression with sadness, which is one of the biggest misconceptions regarding depression. They would regard it as a sign of weakness, that it is only temporary and it is all in the person's head. Did you know that there is an increasing number of celebrities suffering from depression? The beloved talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres , international pop stars Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga, worldwide bestselling author

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