• November 26, 2022

Depression over 340 million people in the world suffer from it

Depression, over 340 million people in the world suffer from it

Depression is currently considered by the World Health Organization to be the second cause of disability in the panorama of physical and psychological illnesses. An estimated 340 million people worldwide suffer from depression. The most affected age group is between 30 and 49 years.

Depressive disorder is about twice as common among women. Over the last few years the prevalence of depression has steadily increased and at the same time the age of onset has decreased. The most recent data tell us about a growing and necessary attention towards psychiatric diseases.

The BRF Onlus Foundation – Institute for scientific research in psychiatry and neuroscience has been involved for years in developing independent research and promoting scientific dissemination and training for doctors and specifically psychiatrists.

Focus on depression, symptoms

“Feeling Depressed – explains Prof.Donatella Marazziti, research manager of the BRF – it means seeing the world through glasses with dark lenses: everything seems more opaque and difficult to deal with, even getting out of bed in the morning or taking a shower. Many depressed people feel that others cannot understand their mood and are unnecessarily optimistic.
The most common symptoms of depression are loss of energy, fatigue, concentration and memory difficulties, motor agitation and nervousness, weight loss or gain, sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia), lack of sexual desire and physical pain. The typical emotions experienced by those suffering from depressive disorder are sadness, anguish, despair, dissatisfaction, a sense of helplessness, loss of hope, a sense of emptiness.

Cognitive symptoms are difficulty making decisions and solving problems, rumination
mental (thinking about your discomfort and possible reasons), self-criticism and self-evaluation,
catastrophic thinking and pessimistic thinking. The behaviors that distinguish the person
depressed are social isolation, passive behaviors, frequent complaints, reduction
sexual activity and suicide attempts.
Depression can occur as a single event in the individual’s life or as a recurring condition, or be part of bipolar disorder, with various more or less severe subtypes, in which depressive episodes follow others of opposite polarity. The social impact of mood disorder is enormous, in terms of quality of life and social adaptation of those who are affected and costs for society ”.

The appointments of March

Monday 12-Junì March 15, 2018, Castel di Sangro

“Strategic care objectives in complex psychiatric disorders”. This is the theme of the annual conference
Organized by the Italian Society for Training in Sipif Psychiatry. Four days of relationships e
Appointments which will also take part in the research manager of the Brf Foundation Onlus – Institution
for research in psychiatry and neuroscience Donatella Marazziti, who will hold the lessons “Disorders
Schizoaffective: multiformity and customization of care “and” The latest follies of the new millennium: behavioral addictions “.

Friday 16 March, Lucca, 9 pm.00

IMT – School for Advanced Studies Lucca in collaboration with the BRF Onlus Foundation and Cineforum
Ezekiel 25.17 presents the film “I have friends in heaven” currently nominated for the David di Donatello, and
object of great critical and public acclaim. The film, shot in the Casa San Giuseppe
of the Opera Don Guanella, addresses the issue of disability with intelligence and irony. Will be present the
director Fabrizio Maria Cortese.
Guinigi Chapel Auditorium, Complex of San Francesco
More information at this link, where you can also find all the interesting appointments
promoted by IMT Lucca for the week of the brain.

Saturday 24 March, Cagliari, 9 am.40

The Italian Society of Psychiatry – Sardinia Section and the Regional Section of the Italian Society of
Andrology and Sexuality Medicine organize the conference “Affective Disorders and Sexuality” which
will be protagonists of an intense day of study. The Research Manager will also take part
of the Brf Foundation – Institute for Research in Psychiatry and Neuroscience Donatella Marazziti,
who will speak in the morning with the lectio magistralis “The chemistry of love passion”.
University Citadel, Congress Room of the Didactic Spina, Monserrato, Cagliari.