Depression is a crippling condition that many people go through at different stages in their lives. Some people experience it in ebbs and flows, while others deal with it on a daily basis. No matter the frequency or severity, depression can certainly have vastly negative effects for a person. Depression can affect your relationships, productivity, and concentration. But there are new advances in medicine that can work wonders.
Every year more than 14 million people in the U.S. suffer from major depression. Of those who seek help, about 60% to 70% will improve or fully recover with standard antidepressants. That leaves 30% to 40% of people who suffer from depression still living with its effects daily, even though they’ve made the brave choice to seek treatment. These people tend to have a greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts.