Mental health is an extremely complex issue, which is why this infographic attempts to break down at least some of the kinds of depression. From website Help Yourself. Help Others., 'Getting an In-Depth Look at Depression' explores the debilitating disease many downplay.
The chart lists major depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder as the three main kinds of depression, plus a host of common symptoms, from thoughts of suicide or death to physical ones such as chronic pain and digestive problems. The infographic includes many other statistics. For example, 9.2 million of the 17 to 20 million Americans developing depression every year have major or clinical depression. Other topics cover depression in adolescents versus older adults, the economic and social cost as well as how depression is treated.