Why do you need Mental Health ...

Every day we learn of suicide and individuals engaging in mass murder. Most of these individuals actually suffer from mental illness. From the youngest to the oldest all are at risk when it comes to mental illness. So what do we do in times like this? We provide Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First […]

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When does Psychological First ...

  The world is going through a crisis. From disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, traumatic events, ongoing discrimination towards sections of society, criminal activities etc. causes a large number of victims and affected family members of such victims undergo a major psychological breakdown. At times like this Psychological First Aid helps to prevent their health from […]

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Mental Health First Aid

In a first aid an injured person is given essential help until a professional medical treatment is given. The main aim of a first aid is to save life, prevent any kind of further harm, promote recovery and provide comfort. Mental health first aid (MHFA) does the same for individual developing mental health problems. Mental […]

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What are the other medical pro...

Dementia refers to a loss of mental function which compromises a person’s cognitive thinking. It results in declining memory and linguistic skill as well as behavioural changes. It is a progressive disease caused by brain damage. This means that the symptoms and effects will progressively worsen over time. The effects can range from physical or […]

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Say No to Cocaine in all forms...

We live in a world where taking cocaine is trendier than fashion. Its availability and use is not limited to a certain class of the society or an age group. The ‘Happening’ drug is easily available at the hidden corner of the street nearby. Whether it is to boost self-esteem or just succumbing to peer-pressure, […]

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Handy guide distinguishing between ‘Feeling Blue’ & ‘Depression’

FEELING BLUE BLOG POST-02There are numerous reasons for feeling blue, or low in spirit. Some feel blue after seeing an old building in utter neglect. A friend of mine used to feel blue around his holidays. A few others feel so because life did not go as per plans. Still, some others feel down as they have worries about money matters. All these feelings are ephemeral in nature and are just like passing dark clouds. They don’t last long, unlike depression.

Blue or sadness?

So, how come a color like blue has come to signify a low state of mind?  The noun blues, meaning “low spirits,” was first recorded in 1741 and may have come from blue devil, a 17th-century term for a baleful demon, or from the adjective blue meaning “sad,” a usage first recorded in British poet Chaucer’s Complaint of Mars in 1385.

When emptiness and despair take hold and won’t go away, it may be the first sign of depression.  Unlike the temporary “blues”, the lows of depression make it difficult to function and enjoy the life as one would have done earlier.

Blues don’t last

Generally, the feelings of blue pass.

  1. Blues last for short duration of time
  2. Blues don’t cause any chemical imbalance in the brain
  3. Blues can be controlled by individuals
  4. Many start to feel a bit blue as with the change in seasonal patterns

Depression Haunting!

However, if the low mood begins to interfere with routine lifestyle and continues for over a couple of weeks and keeps revisiting for several days at a time, you or someone close to you could be suffering from depression. So there is a thin dividing line separating blue from depression.

  1. If Blues last for more than a couple of weeks then it can result in depression
  2. It is with you 24/7 and can be seriously debilitating
  3. It can manifest in deep emotional symptoms such as depression
  4. Depression is much more than a passing bout of the blues

Cadabam’s Group has over 23 years of experience in treating people suffering from mild to severe degrees of depression. Its team of psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals have the experience to diagnose and treat depression.

For any help related to depression you can reach out to: +91-97414-76476 or visit www. Cadabamshospitals.com