Your Depression Guide

Depression is a medical illness which affects one’s mood, body, thoughts and feelings. There are several types and sub-types of depression including bipolar disorder and dysthymia. Although the exact cause is unknown, several biological, genetic and psychosocial factors have been identified as playing a role. With appropriate treatment 80 percent of sufferers will improve and 60% will recover fully from depression symptoms.

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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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