depression, emotional stress, adults
Adult depression is a fact of life. About 18.8 million adults endure a depressive illness (National Institute of Mental Health). Depression af¬fects both the young (see ExEx14062, “Thriving in Today’s Times: Childhood and Adolescent Depression”) and the old and both males and females. Depression often occurs in conjunction with other medical problems, psychiatric illness, or substance abuse. Depression affects people from all walks of life. People who suffer from depression are not weak or failures—they have a serious medical condition.
Daniels, Ann Michelle, "Thriving in Today’s Times:
Adult Depression" (2009). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 446.
Updated June 2009