According to Dr. David Burns depression has been called the world's number one health problem. The impact of depression on the individual, their families and society is enormous. Most people have been touched by someone who is struggling with depression and can see the fallout from this illness.Many people who are depressed also experience a lot of anxiety.They often go hand.The good news is that there are effective treatments that teach you how to elevate your moods and overcome the depression.Depression brings with it: . a general sense of unworthiness . a lack of motivation do do things you enjoyed at one time . Ongoing negative thoughts . A negative change in appetite or sleeping patternsIf you recognize that you struggle with depression getting help is one of the first key steps.Suffering in silence is doing a disservice to yourself and those that care about you.