Summary:

      Numerous scientific studies around the world indicate that a significant proportion of people carry an outdated, negative picture of psychiatry and mental illness. Still, the mentally ill is seen as a failure, unable to cope with the challenges of life; which is inherited as such. Social reasons are often neglected, which make some people unsuccessful and therefore develop mental disorder. Poorly informed people put patients under a common denominator. They do not distinguish mentally ill from psychosis from the one with weakness or severe depression, not to mention the many patients with functional, neurotic disorders. All mentally ill cause are feared, so they are avoided. All over the world, everyone would prefer to be physically ill, but no-mentally ill.

dpMyth 1. Depression is not a disease. Popular opinion is that depression is a "modern conceit" and happens to everyone, just a man gives vent to his bad mood and does not need any medication. On the contrary - it is quite real, serious illness, even possible death (suicide). Of course, with mild anxiety, anyone can do it alone, but in severe cases, untreated depression can continue for years to amplify and grow as in manic-depressive psychosis. 

Myth 2. If you have a diagnosis, you need to be in psychiatry. Depression, like any disease can not be shameful. It is not the fault of the people, but unfortunately,  whom it came to, and oppression is absurd. Even in case of chronic depression one can not be held by force in psychiatry (unless explicit statutory cases).

Myth 3.  Depression leaves a mark on your whole life. When adequately treated the depressive episode should be forgotten about the disease. Forever.

by Annie Shkodrova

When you are sent to a psychiatrist for the first time, the most common reaction is insulting and disgusting. You usually go to persuade your relatives and the doctors you have consulted so far that you have not "gone mad" that you really have a problem that you are not a simulant. You do not understand how a psychiatrist can help you, since your problems are not imaginary - they are quite real. Read the immortal Kissie and you do not want to become a participant in a local improvisation of Flight over a Cuckoo's Nest or something of the sort ... You remember how people around you told you to get in your hands and help yourself and desperately start to repeat that you do not have a problem ... You are not so bad that you go to a psychiatrist ... And that's your right. However, there is a moment when it becomes more wise to go to this consultation.

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