In this article from Psychology Today, the evolving understanding of depression’s significance is explored. The traditional comparison of depression to the “common cold” of mental health is reconsidered as research and awareness grow.
The article highlights how depression is being recognized as a complex and multifaceted condition with far-reaching effects on individuals and society.
“The risk of dementia was more than doubled for both men and women with diagnosed depression. The persistent association between dementia and depression diagnosed in early and middle life suggests that depression may increase dementia risk.”