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16 Damaging Myths About Depression You Need To Stop Believing

"Can't you just snap out of it?"

1. MYTH: Depression = sadness.

2. MYTH: You can “snap out of it.”

3. MYTH: Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

4. MYTH: Depression feels the same for everyone.

5. MYTH: Depression comes in one form.

6. MYTH: Depression is all in your head.

7. MYTH: It’s a women’s disease.

8. MYTH: You can always tell when someone is depressed.

9. MYTH: Your depressed partner will eventually get better if you love them enough.

10. MYTH: Depression is cured by antidepressants.

11. MYTH: You have to be on antidepressants for the rest of your life.

12. MYTH: How you deal with depression is a sign of mental strength or weakness.

13. MYTH: You need a reason to be depressed.

14. MYTH: You can be too young to be depressed.

15. MYTH: There is nothing you can do yourself to alleviate symptoms of depression.

16. MYTH: A depression diagnosis means your life is over.