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Depression can be successfully treated – the first step is getting an assessment

Depression - Dr Massimo Bernini

Dr Massimo Bernini
MD, Associate RCPsych - Consultant Psychiatrist

About Depression

1 in 5 adults will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives, differing from normal sadness in terms of severity of emotions felt. There are several types of depression that can affect people.

Types of Depression

Treating Depression

Getting help for depression can be especially hard; sufferers may feel hopeless, guilty or unable to talk to anyone. The more someone feels this way, the more use treatment will be.

Medication for Depression

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  • “1 in 5 adults will experience depression in their life time.”

    Kessler et al (1994) Lifetime and 12 month prevalence of DSM-11-R psychiatric disorders in the US Archives of General Psychiatry 51(1994) 8-19

  • At any one time 1 in 10 adults will have depression.

    Office of National Statistics

  • The average age for a first episode of major depression is 25-29; the over 50’s are more likely to suffer with mild depression.

    Office of National Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will require treatment for their depression.

    Office of National Statistics

  • The World Health Organisation predict that depression will be the second biggest contributor to ill-health world wide by 2020.

    Murray and Lopez(1998) The global burden of disease: A comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability from disease, injuries and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020 HUP:Boston

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