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Common Concerns - Depression

Self- Screening and Important Facts

Depression affects more than 19 Million American adults, making it one of the most common serious but treatable illnesses in the United States.
(NIMH, 4/99)

Did you know?
Two-thirds of Depressed People Do Not Receive Appropriate Treatment…

Because Their Symptoms:

  • Are not recognized.
  • Are blamed on personal weakness.
  • Are so disabling that people┬ácannot reach out for help.
  • Are misdiagnosed and wrongly┬átreated.

Did you know?
80% of People with Serious Depression Can Improve Significantly

Symptoms can be relieved, usually within a matter of weeks.

Did you know?
Each Year, Depression Affects 12% of Women and 7% of Men.
Throughout a lifetime, 20% of Women are Affected by Depression.

Information Provided by the National Institute of Mental Health (1999)

If you would like to speak to a counselor about your concerns about depression, contact the University of Maine EAP at 581.4014 or 1.877.EAP.3315.
EAP is a free and confidential service for University of Maine faculty, staff, and their immediate family members.

Look here for other links to information about Depression and other Mental Health Issues

National Institute of Mental Health

American Psychological Association

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

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