The importance of a breakdown
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What is depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
Would winning the lottery make you happier?
Imagine winning a multi-million dollar lottery tomorrow. If you’re like many of us, you’d be ecstatic, unable to believe your good luck. But would that joy still be there a few years later? Raj Raghunathan describes a phenomenon called hedonic adaptation, which may shed light on the answer.
Are you headed for a mental breakdown? - Forbes
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 26% of American adults are currently suffering from mental health disorders—18% of us from conditions that are rooted in anxiety. Are we on the verge of a nation-wide mental breakdown?
Why mental health disorders emerge in your early 20s - VICE
Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
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