Depression has many elements. Almost everyone has experienced depression in one form or another. Sometimes, however, it becomes a full-scale disorder that needs to be professionally treated. "It is estimated that at any given time three to four percent of the nation’s population will be suffering from a major depressive or manic episode,"
"Depression can result from any chronic or severe illness and is a common reaction to stress and disability," . People with physical handicaps are "more prone to depression" because they often think and worry about their loss or disadvantage. "Lacking true intimacy with God, yet desiring it, can also lead to depression, particularly if the person uses a standard defense mechanism of blaming God for everything that goes wrong,"
hmmmp am i depressed?