Depression is a condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts, with symptoms persisting for at least 2 consecutive weeks.
In 2017, around 7.1% of all adults in the United States experienced at least one episode of major depression. This makes it one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S.
Despite this, many myths continue to surround depression. This is mostly due to outdated science and cultural, social, and medical conceptions of it.
Keep reading to learn about some of the most common myths surrounding depression, why they are misleading, and the facts to know.