Can you die from depression?
Depression is like slow poison. It kills you slowly and slowly. It's a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and will. It weakens you from inside and when it bursts, people think of suicide. Eventually it leads to death. And death from depression are not so easy. Depression itself doesn't kill but it leads to the environment where we prefer dying rather than living.
Story of My Brother.
Talking about my own experience a well known brother of mine, not actually the blood relation but brother killed himself by depression. He was depressed about his girlfriend. She betrayed him and he told he was in true love. He survived nearly 2 years after their breakups, trying to be a couple again.In those 2 years he was so changed emotionally and physically. He suddenly started taking drugs. Every night alcohol was his girl. He stopped talking with his parents, family members and even neglected his friends. One day he killed himself. There was blood filled Bath tub. He cut his arms, legs and chest. Doctors later examined him and told in the report that there were 248 wounds altogether and he was poisoned. He killed himself by cutting himself before the poison showed any effects. His death was not so easy. May his soul rest in Peace.
Some facts about people in America
25 million Americans suffer from depression each year.
- Over 50 percent of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. If one includes alcoholics who are depressed, this figure rises to over 75 percent.
- Depression affects nearly 5-8 percent of Americans ages 18 and over in a given year.
- More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
- Depression is among the most treatable of psychiatric illnesses. Between 80 percent and 90 percent of people with depression respond positively to treatment, and almost all patients gain some relief from their symptoms. But first, depression has to be recognized.
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