Few realize that a mood disorder is the world’s leading cause of disability, but depression does indeed hold that dubious distinction.
Across the globe an estimated 350 million adults will suffer from clinical depression in any given year, and that number includes 19 million Americans (7 percent of the adult population).
Men and women with depression may seem fine on the outside, but on the inside their suffering is profound. Like a psychic vampire, depression drains its victims of energy and motivation, making it next to impossible for sufferers to function normally. If left untreated depression can lead to broken relationships, unemployment, multiple health problems and even suicide in the most extreme cases.