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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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