Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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Chronic Depression

 Depression

Do you know at least 6% of the people in the world suffer from Chronic depression? People suffering from this disorder often go with lifelong depression. But, what does this Chronic Depression mean?

 

What is Chronic Depression?

 

Chronic Depression is also termed as Dysthymia depressive disorder. This form of depression usually is said to last for at least two years. It is often characterized with longstanding symptoms of depression where the sufferer is depressed for more days or say for a time duration of two years or even longer.

 

On some days the individuals may feel comparatively fine or even have the moments of happiness. But the good mood sometimes lasts for no longer than a few weeks to some months. Experts say Chronic depression as a paradoxical state because it appears to be mild day by day but gets brutal in a long way. How do you know you are dealing with chronic depression. Know the symptoms first.

 

Symptoms of Chronic Depression

 

As chronic depression is a major depressive disorder, negative and depressed moods are common along with anxiety, restlessness, and irritability. Other signs of chronic depression include-

 

  • Being underweight or overweight
  • Loss of Interest in activities usually you enjoy little time
  • A family history of Chronic depression
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Increase in the negative reactions to criticism
  • Lowered speech
  • Minimally visible emotion

 

What can be Done for Chronic Depression?

 

Chronic Depression largely goes undiagnosed and untreated. The problem with it is that most of them mistake the symptoms with their personality. Perhaps, they sometimes assume they are moody or self-conscious. After battling for many years, people get to see the visibility of depression as a normal functioning. If they seek a treatment, then it is usually for other problems such as physical issues or relationship problems.

 

Chronic Depression- Do Psychotherapies work?

 

Many kinds of Psychotherapies can be considered along with being patient and setting to improve daily functioning. Cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, family therapy, and group therapy works well for Chronic Depression.

 

Some of the medications such as antidepressants as well help in reducing the symptoms of Chronic depression.

 

Although chronic depression can be distressing in all the areas of a person’s life, still many of them believe they may get rid of the symptoms by themselves. Because of this reason, people diagnosed with chronic depression don’t recognize their disorder is treatable or avoid seeking a treatment because of the stigma.

 

You might be reading this article for yourself or your adored one. So, delaying a second too can make a big difference towards negativity. To make it positive and lead a quality life, reach to Cadabam’s @+91 96111 94949.

 

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