Ever wondered if the people you work with will find out you're a fraud and that you don't belong there? Even though you have the qualifications and are good at your job, are you are convinced deep down that the only reason why you got the job you was because of luck or mistake; that one day someone will see you as the fraud you really are?
This article from The Guardian aims to answer the complicated question "what is depression?" in response to a commonly googled phenomenon. We recommend a read through this comprehensive article to learn from these interesting perspectives and in this post will share some points that stood out to us.
Many of us know that mental illness is complicated and impacted by countless factors. Mental illnesses present themselves differently in every person, and treatment options will affect two people differently as well. This article highlights the uncertainties that medical professionals have about depression, and shares some theories about why the illness exists. Despite having such a high prevalence, causes of depression are mostly guesswork at this point. Symptoms vary from individual to individual. Treatment options are often trial and error and it takes a great deal of time to develop a suitable and long-term treatment plan for each individual.