It is estimated that over 100 million people over 15 years old suffer various mental illnesses in China, according to epidemiological investigation of mental disorders carried out in some regions. Out of those people, 16 million are believed to be severely affected by their conditions, most of whom suffer from mental and psychological disorders like depression and autism.
According to medical experts, everyone may be in a low mood and transitory gloom is not a disease. But the state of unrelieved gloom that seriously affects one’s work, study and life is diagnosed as depression. Minor depressive disorder can be cured by emotion regulation and attention diversion of oneself and counseling with medical professionals. But sufferers of moderate and serious depression should receive psychological therapy and medication to have their conditions brought under control.
Serious mental disorders are mainly related with genetic causes. However, the main cause of depression is psychological stress-related disorder rather than hereditary disorder. For example, if one suffers from bad moods like being cheated by others, and misunderstood or neglected by family and friends for a long time. When an accident happens to him all of a sudden, it may turn into the last straw.
Tips on relieving depression
Keep expectations low but try your best.
Try to understand others when you are not happy.
Try relaxing activities, like listening to music and jogging.
Believe that you are stronger than you think you are.
Let go of the things beyond your control.