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Depression by the Numbers

2015-0307 Depression

Recently, I was asked to share a post about the relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression. I knew what I wanted to say, but I also knew the topic required several posts. This is the first post in the series. Thankfully, Healthline.com already wrote the first part for me. This post answers the following questions:

  • What is depression?
  • How many people experience depression?
  • Who are the people mostly likely to have depression?

Please note: The following data does not appear to include statistics about the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder experienced by military personnel. Furthermore, the statistics reported by Healthline.com may be different than those reported by other companies.

Depression statistics infographic

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.