Based on an article by Mike Albo | Good
In the United States, close to 10 percent of the population struggles with depression, but sometimes it can take a long time for someone to even understand they are suffering. One difficulty in diagnosis is trying to distinguish between feeling down and experiencing clinical depression. The following TED-Ed video explains the difference. The video uses simple animation to clarify clinical depression lasts longer than two weeks, and has a range of symptoms such as changes in appetite, poor concentration, restlessness, sleep disorders (either too much or too little), and suicidal ideation. The video briefly discusses the neuroscience behind the illness, outlines treatments, and offers advice on how you can help a friend or loved one who may have depression.
Thanks to Mike Albo for writing the article that inspired this post; Good, a magazine for the global citizen, for committing its resources to the article; TED-Ed for assembling the educators, animators, voice over specialist, and others to create video; YouTube for hosting the video; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, text, and video in this post.