According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the most disabling diseases in the world. However, with treatment, 70 percent of the reported cases of depression can improve in a matter of weeks. While this may seem a bright and promising picture — the downside is about two-thirds of depression victims are reported avoiding treatment and expert counseling on how to get through their problem.
This has brought devastating consequences such as broken marriages, work absenteeism, personal suffering, health problems, and in some extreme cases death.
The question which needs to be addressed is – what keeps depression victims from seeking professional and medical help? Discussed below are the top five reasons why this often happens: