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Month: May 2021

DEPRESSION: HOW DOES JOY TURN OFF IN THE BRAIN?

DEPRESSION: HOW DOES JOY TURN OFF IN THE BRAIN?

Everyone loves to discuss depression, for example, over a drink. But what do we really know about her?More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression today. It is one of the most common mental illnesses and the leading cause of disability in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to these data, depression causes about 800 thousand people to commit suicide every year, and this is the second leading cause of death among young people aged…

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General characteristics of the problem and psychological approaches to depression

General characteristics of the problem and psychological approaches to depression

The urgency of the problem of depression is due to its high prevalence and severity of the consequences. According to the WHO, approximately 4-5% of the world’s population suffers from depression, while the risk of developing depression during their lifetime reaches 20%. Depression is a chronic relapsing disease, with recurrent episodes occurring in about 60% of patients. About 15% of people with depression commit suicide; among all cases of suicide, 60% of them are caused by depression. Thus, mortality from…

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