Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mental Health Myths

People get depresses because bad things happen to them. Depression has physical roots in the brain, so some people develop it because of a change in brain chemistry. Others may experience a negative life event (like a divorce or death) that triggers severe depression but it's not the cause. It's normal to feel down for a little while when bad things happen but 90 percent of people bounce back after about a year. THose who stay down are likely genetically predisposed to depression.