Depression is probably one of the most publicized and well known disorders in the US. With the growth of the condition and the major hazard it is to society in general with its prevalence, there seems to be much awareness created via the media and other means. However, considering the complexity of the disorder, there are some aspects, even simple ones that may be misconstrued or overlooked by the general public. This article will look at 3 independent facts regarding the condition that will assuredly increase your knowledge about the disorder:
Is depression a disease?
This is a rather simple question however the answer may be a little complicated and something that most individuals may not be clear about. In the classic sense of the term “disease”, without a doubt, depression is a disease as a disease as defined in a dictionary is “an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning”. However, diseases are usually characterized by maladies caused by foreign organisms such as bacteria or viruses. In this sense, depression is not a disease but a condition or disorder.
Is there a link between depression and heart disease?
Depression appears to be one of the most well connected disorders with several health conditions being linked to the malady. Numerous studies conducted have revealed that the disease is linked to an array of conditions from diabetes to other psychological conditions such as alcoholism. In recent times, studies have suggested that a link between depression and heart disease exists. Cardiovascular conditions can be quite difficult to deal with and can break down even the toughest of people. the insidious, unpredictable nature of the condition can make it more difficult to deal with. Around 1 in 5 people with heart disease appear to have symptoms of clinical depression.
Is there a link between celiac disease and depression?
Celiac disease is one of the most common chronic digestive disorders to affect people in the United States. The condition is mostly genetic and can cause a number of digestive as well as neurological symptoms. Similar to heart disease, the stress and strain that comes with living with such a condition can be overwhelming for some people resulting in a reasonable population affected by the condition to develop major depressive disorder at some point in their life.
Besides the aforementioned factors, there are numerous hidden facts regarding the disorder. Being more knowledgeable regarding the disorder will assuredly help you possibly detect a case of the disorder and potentially save someone a lot of trouble due to its widespread existence.