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A new survey, finds 99% of people diagnosed with depression suffer from cognitive dysfunction during the course of their disorder, but only half have ever been asked about these symptoms by a healthcare professional.
There is a deep myth surrounding depression, that it is somehow connected to happiness. 'What did he have to be depressed about? He was rich, had a family, funny, popular, et cetera....' Somehow, depression has become a word synonymous with feeling low or sad and not with mental illness.