Depression is an insidious illness that can affect every part of a person’s life. The signs of depression can be subtle and difficult to detect. Not everyone who is depressed reacts to the disease in the same way. Depression is not simply a persistent feeling of sadness.
“Mental health problems are common and often treatable,” says clinical psychologist Debra Bailey, Ph.D. estimates show that around one in five American adults, which is approximately 44 million people, will experience a mental health problem in a given year.
Actively taking steps to take care of your mental health and well being is important. Although sometimes life can get busy, and this gets forgotten, it is essential always to be mindful of your mental health and well being. It is, however, understandable that sometimes doing big things like taking a vacation or changing jobs can be stressful.
Clinical psychology is a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems and disorders. Clinical psychologists are university-educated healthcare professionals with the required Ph.D. credentials to practice clinical psychology. Related but different from psychiatry, clinical psychologists deal with the visible signs of mental health problems and disorders, while psychiatry deals with the invisible (chemical, biological) signs of mental health problems and disorders.