This course is focused on a easy to understand overview of depression and anxiety. This course was developed to help women who believe they may be experience symptom of depression and/or anxiety.
Fact about depression are listed below to support the need for this clear understanding and how you can help.
- Every month, about 20 percent of Americans have at least one symptom of a mood disorder, and it can happen to anyone, old or young, any race and ethnicity [source: Mental Health America]
- One in 10 adults -- about 19 million of us -- experience symptoms of major depression every year, a disabling combination of symptoms that interfere with daily life [source: Mental Health America].
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from major or chronic depression; however, the discrepancy between the sexes remains unclear.
Overview of Depression and Anxiety
Beck Depression Inventory