Pubblicato in: Demografia, Devoluzione socialismo, Psichiatria, Unione Europea

Germania. 5.3 milioni di adulti depressi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-12-29.

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Mental disorders on the rise in Europe

«Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety attacks, as well as neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, are affecting 38 percent of Europeans. ….

The authors found that every year almost 165 million people suffer from mental illnesses, in particular depression, anxiety and insomnia. Addiction and eating disorders are also a concern for more than 15 million people in the 30 countries analyzed»

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Anti-depression drugs are on the rise in Germany, but do we know what we’re taking

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«Depression can take a massive toll not only on the sufferers, but also on their loved ones»

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«A study by the German Depression Foundation found the illness caused relationship breakdowns for almost half of those affected»

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«Around 5.3 million people in Germany suffer from depression each year»

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«around 17 percent of German adults will experience a persistent depressive disorder in their lifetime»

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«Eighty-four percent of respondents stated that depression caused them to completely withdraw from social life, 72 percent experienced feeling disconnected from people in general, and 45 percent broke up with their romantic partner»

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«The high number of separations shows what a profound illness depression is»

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«is often the cause, rather than the consequence, of partnership conflicts»

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I dati sono questi.

Possono essere discussi in ogni modo e maniera che tali rimangono.

La cosa strana è che la gente si accapiglia nel cercar una qualche causa a suo dire efficiente, e sembrerebbe invece che nessuno si domandi cosa si possa fare.

Sicuramente un più facile e precoce accesso alle cure psichiatriche sarebbe il benvenuto. Quasi sempre queste patologie prese all’inizio tendono a regredire, se curate allo stato dell’arte. Spesso i pazienti tendono a considerare patologici non tanto sé stessi, quanto gli altri che li circondano.

Vi è poi una generalizzata tendenza a guardare con sospetto gli psicofarmaci, salvo poi utilizzarli in modo incongruo. È un vezzo sociale che si paga ben caro.

Una considerazione finale.

Se i consulenti matrimoniali e gli avvocati razionalizzassero che nella metà delle coppie che loro si presentano uno dei coniugi sarebbe da inviare per consulenza allo psichiatra, molte unioni potrebbero superare il momento di crisi e riprendere con comune gradimento.

Già: consulenti ed avvocati onesti: mica si è detto poco.

Nota.

Non ci si illuda. La depressioneè una patologia psichiatrica frequente, ma mica che si l’unica…

Deutsche Welle. 2018-11-29. 5.3 million Germans suffer from depression each year

Depression can take a massive toll not only on the sufferers, but also on their loved ones. A study by the German Depression Foundation found the illness caused relationship breakdowns for almost half of those affected.

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The German Depression Foundation has published its 2018 Depression Barometer, offering an insight into how widespread the mental disorder is in Germany, and the impact it can have on personal relationships.

The foundation interviewed 5,000 people between ages 18 and 69 for the study.

Eighty-four percent of respondents stated that depression caused them to completely withdraw from social life, 72 percent experienced feeling disconnected from people in general, and 45 percent broke up with their romantic partner.

“The high number of separations shows what a profound illness depression is,” German Depression Foundation chairman Ulrich Hegerl said.

Around 5.3 million people in Germany suffer from depression each year, and around 17 percent of German adults will experience a persistent depressive disorder in their lifetime, the foundation said.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 322 million people worldwide suffer from depression — that means roughly every 20th person you’d walk past in the street.

What are the typical symptoms?

Listlessness, insomnia, feeling emotionally drained — the symptoms of depression are diverse, and the illness itself is still taboo.

For a clinical diagnosis, symptoms have to be present for more than two weeks. It’s not just about feeling a bit down at the end of the day. People suffering depression are often permanently exhausted and have trouble sleeping.

“People suffering from depression lose their drive, their interest … they withdraw and see everyday life through black glasses,” Hegerl said. “People lose their appetite, and hopeless thoughts and thoughts about self-harm swirl in their brain. Clinical depression is very different from sadness or stress.”

These changes can have a destructive impact on relationships, which is why depression “is often the cause, rather than the consequence, of partnership conflicts,” Hegerl added.

Still stigmatized

The German Depression Foundation warned that a lack of knowledge about depression had resulted in a stigmatized view of the disease in society.

According to its barometer, 56 percent of people think that living the wrong lifestyle can cause depression. About 30 percent said having a weak character was to blame.

The study, which also looked at how families respond to depression, found that 73 percent of relatives reported feeling guilt and responsibility for the suffering of a loved one.

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