About depression

Learn more about depression here including conditions like bipolar disorder and what it means to be medically diagnosed as depressed.

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Depression affects about 350 million worldwide and is a leading cause of disability. Here's a look at what depression feels like to those who suffer from it.

Depression common after time in ICU

ICU survivors have physical, cognitive and psychological problems that impair their reintegration into society, return to work and being able to take on previous roles.

Depression may be 'in the genes'

Finding associated genes should help make it clear that depression is a brain disease, which will decrease the stigma still associated with these kinds of illnesses.

Bipolar diagnosis may take up to 6 years

The early phase of bipolar disorder can be difficult to diagnose because mental health clinicians are sometimes unable to distinguish the depressed phase of bipolar disorder from other types of depression.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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