Depression affects an estimated 350 million people around the world, and is the number one psychological disorder in the Western world. The incidence of depression has increased dramatically in the last decade, and this growth is seen most amongst teenagers.

Depression is the leading cause of disability for both males and females, with an estimated one in twenty people reporting having an episode of depression within the last 12 months.

This talk by Drew Ramsey at TEDx Talks may shed some light on the underlying causes of depression and what you can do to help yourself.

Look out for our up-coming article on foods to help combat depression. In addition to these articles, there is a thread on depression under 'Health conditions' in the forums, join up to share your experiences, learn more and ask questions.