Everyone feels down every now and then, but the symptoms experienced by people who are suffering from depression are much more severe than ocasional sadness. Depression can have serious effects on your quality of life, and your capacity to work and function in your day to day.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million adults in the United States, or about 18 percent of the population, is affected by an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, and although they are highly treatable, only about 37 percent of people suffering receive treatment.
More people suffer from depression than from any other mental health condition worldwide, and the United States is no different. Among people over the age of 18, about 16.1 million American adults, or roughly 7%, are affected by depression in a given year. With numbers like that, there’s a good chance that you or a loved one has experienced depression at some point.
If you’ve ever had difficulty concentrating on something important, thinking clearly, or remembering a certain event or important item, you have experienced brain fog. Brain fog happens to the best of us after a sleepless night or during periods of exhaustion. So, what is brain fog and how do you get rid of it?