Depression is a serious illness affecting over 100 million people worldwide. It can have damaging effects on emotions, behavior, physical health and appearance, job performance and the ability to handle everyday decisions and pressures.
The good news is that depression is one of the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 and 90 percent of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms.
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