MYTH NO. 3: "I HAVE MORE TENSION AND NOTHING HAPPENS TO ME WHEREAS HE GETS DEPRESSED AT THE SLIGHTEST STRESS FACED BY HIM ".
Fact: the comparison is wrong and does not help in proper treatment.
In a family, only one develops tuberculosis, while others remain healthy although all are having similar contact with tuberculosis and breathing the same air. In this case, family members do not say " why do you have developed tuberculosis, while I am healthy". In fact, they sympathize with the patient and help him get treated.
When physical resistance to an infection is less, the patient is at a greater risk of catching that infection. Similarly, in depressive illness (a combination of hereditary, psychological and social factors), when psychological resistance due to any of the factors is less, the patient is at a great risk of falling prey to depressive illness. The family members need to help him get treated and help build up his psychological resistance both during and after the treatment.