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Depression is a complex problem which affects mind and body with complex set of symptoms.

Five or more symptoms for a minimum period of two weeks or longer
  • Sad anxious or ‘empty' mood
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Feeling of wordlessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities that were once enjoyed including sex
  • Decreased Energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death, suicide/suicidal attempts
  • Irritability
  • Physical problems like headache, digestion problem not satisfactory relieved with just physical treatment

  • Major Depression
  • Minor Depression
  • Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder )

MEDICATION: There are various kinds of medicines are available to treat depression& they are called ANTIDEPRESSANTS

Talk Therapy
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
Brain stimulation Therapies
  • ECI(Electro Convulsive therapy)
  • RTMS (repetitive Tran cranial/Magnetic stimulation)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Depression & Physical Problems
Depression is a co-existing problem with many medical problems and unless depression is treated the medical problems continue to get complicated
  • Diabetic mellitus-Depression can lead to diabetes and diabetes can lead to depression
  • Depression can lead to heart diseases.
  • HV/AIDS-1 in 3 people with HV/AIDS suffer from depression
  • Suicide-90% people committing suicide have depression
  • Osteoporosis- Depression reduces bone formation

Intriguing Facts
  • Depression is 2 to 3 times more common in women
  • Long standing physical problem can also lead to Depression
  • Depression affects people of ages, races & incomes worldwide
  • Medication with structured talk therapy is effective for



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