And while about 74% of women said their partners knew, only 52% of men said the same.However, respondents told their partners about their diagnoses didn't seem to differ by gender.Sometimes there may be no clear reason for your depression but, whatever the cause, identifying what may affect how you feel and the things that are likely to trigger depression are important first steps.The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery.Of course I panicked, thinking he was going to say he had changed his mind and wasn’t that into me, or that he had some hyper-contagious disease. As far as I was concerned it was the common cold of mental health issues.So when the words, “I have depression” came out of his lips, I was, frankly, relieved. So while it should have been our watershed moment, it wasn’t.In most relationships, there is a point where the romance clears, and you really see each other for the first time.
Depression can happen suddenly as a result of physical illness, experiences dating back to childhood, unemployment, bereavement, family problems or other life-changing events.
For the survey, Psych asked 2,140 people about their relationships and their mental health.
The results showed that not all respondents' partners knew about their diagnoses.
Depression is more than feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.
It is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy and poor concentration.