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You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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Mystery of Motivation Thought

How many of us decided to wake up early & do the exercise or Yoga, just to stop after few days. How many of us enthusiastically stopped all cigarettes, started workup, guitar classes, aerobic training program… Etc.  Only to stop after a while, due to lack of motivation. We quickly lose motivation and stop pursuing […]

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Are You at Risk for Depression?

Depression

The words ok, fine, good; awesome would have been the commonest answers, for how are you? These might sound simple, but we may not know the underlying meaning.

Feeling low and getting back to the normal is a natural process. But prolonged sadness is something which shouldn’t be taken lightly. Some individuals are at higher risk for developing depression when compared to others.

Identify the signs of depression

If you want to know whether you are at the risk of depression or not. Here are the common signs of depression that you can check for:

  • Feeling low or sad.
  • Loss of interest in pleasure in activities- not enjoying the activities once you used to love.
  • Change in appetite, weight gain or loss unrelated to your diet.
  • Sleep- you can experience the changes in the sleeping patterns like disturbed sleep, sleeping too much.
  • Lowered speech and movements- which can also be observed by others.
  • Feeling fatigue or loss of energy most of the time.
  • You might feel unworthy, useless, guilty or hopeless.
  • Difficulty in paying attention, thinking, decisions making.
  • Some people also get the thoughts of self-harming, thoughts of death or may even suicide.

 

And the most important thing of all, these symptoms may last at least for two weeks for the diagnosis of depression. There are exceptions for medical conditions, like thyroid issues, brain tumor or vitamin deficiency, which mimic the symptoms of depression and can be excluded.

Few facts about Depression:

  • In any given year, Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%).
  • One in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some point in their life.
  • Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s.
  • Women are more likely to experience depression than men. Some researchers show that one-third of women will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime.

 

If you are aware of the above mentioned alarming signs, it would be really be helpful in preparing yourself in coping with depression and stress in a better way. If you think that you cannot fight all alone then it is vital you do seek the help of your family and friends and if things go beyond get an help from medical professionals, and discuss the possible courses of treatment to address your condition.

If the above tips don’t help or if in case you need additional guidance, to address your concern, then seek the right kind of help from our professionals by making an appointment call right away at +91 96111 94949.

 

 

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