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What Is Depression?


Nowadays, many people are talking about the symptoms of depression as millions are suffering from it. This is in line with reports on the mass media and print media about torture, fights, or even suicide caused by depression or depression. Depression is a serious mental illness that would worsen and has a negative impact on both mental and physical health and it is one of the common illnesses around the world. In the United States, close to 10% of adults struggling with depression, but because it is a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand.

Depression can have a lot of different symptoms; a low mood, loss of interests in things you normally enjoy, loss of appetite, feeling worthless and a lot more. According to the National Health and Morbidity Review in 2015, at least 4.2 million Malaysians or about 29% of Malaysians are found to be struggling with mental illness and this includes depression. Recently, a 20-year-old Malaysian artiste, Haqiem Rusli has been reported to suffer from moderate depression due to the hateful comments he receives every day, which had led him to consider quitting his career as a singer. However, many speculations were made by the netizens as he was accused of creating the news just to promote his new single. Netizens and other artistes are still debating whether his illness is true or a lie because depression is a serious illness that can cause suicide, but his actions were seen as to ridicule those who are suffering from depression.

There is a range of effective ways to treat depression according to the severity of the illness advised by the psychologists such as to seek help from your therapists and to take medications as these treatments complement each other. If you know someone who struggles with depression, please encourage them to seek out help and gently help them to take the steps forwards to reduce the risks of suicide.