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Deepika Padukone:“My father said it’s ok to go to a psychologist, it’s ok to take medication,”

It is really.

56,675,969 people suffered from depression in India as of 2015. And these are just on-paper statistics. (Source: WHO) Acknowledge

Deepika Padukone, alongside Farah Khan, showed up on an episode of the TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. During the episode, the star discussed her fight with depression. She has time and again, come out in the open to discuss depression and the seriousness of the illness as well as the need to address it and treat it. Accept

Deepika’s quote from a leading publishing house is proof enough to provide evidence to ample misconceptions one could have with regards to depression.

“Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don't look so, while someone sad will look sad. The most common reaction is, 'How can you be depressed? You have everything going for you. You are the supposed number one heroine and have a plush home, car, movies... What else do you want?"


Some deductions from her above statement clearly wipe off the wrong notions about the illness. It is essential to understand that: It can hit anyone

Depression is not bias to anyone. The rich can get hit with depression as much as the poor. It can hit the popular ones as much as the un-popular folks. You could have a happy childhood and yet suffer from depression. So, making judgmental statements about people suffering from depression is the last thing one should consider.

Sadness is not the same as depression

As she rightly pointed out, one can look happy and yet be depressed. It does not mean being one hundred per cent sad and cranky all the time. There are, surprisingly, also times when you might feel fine, but after bursts of short, happy moments, even a small trigger can feel like your entire life has come crashing down. It NEEDS to be addressed

It is as serious an illness as a physical illness. One needs to address it and treat it. Medications are an essential component of adjusting your chemical composition of your brain and bringing it back to normal in order for it to function properly and feel rejuvenated and happy again.

It was equally prevalent earlier, today it’s just accepted better

Depression was largely prevalent before as much as it is now. It is just that people are more sensitive and accepting to this illness thanks to celebs such as Deepika coming out in the open and addressing it. What Xanadu does

“Nurturing resilience” literally means prevention of suffering from

. While Xanadu healthcare believes in nurturing resilience, it aims at boosting the mental well-being of the people and advances the physical and intellectual health of an individual.

The final aim at Xanadu is to prevent and/or eliminate the harmful effects of strain and encourage returning to baseline healthiness and normal functions of the mind and body. Xanadu healthcare helps individuals be engaged owing to a vibrant set up which is patient-friendly.

The mavericks at Xanadu follow some baseline ethics: empathy, security, faith, transparency, compassion and communication.

Let’s try to come together and make the world a happier place to live in. And let us help you do that.


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