How I lost my job?- Cadabams R...

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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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Heed early warning signals, keep depression at bay

depression blog image-04Feeling crestfallen or sad or losing interest in your immediate surroundings or people whose very mention till the other day would make you jump with excitement? You sensed it right: it might as well be a bout of depression you are reeling under. But hold on!

Ignore at your own peril

Do you know what depression is and more importantly about its early symptoms that would help one diagnose it and initiate the treatment process. Yes, it’s true that depression if left untreated can play havoc with your overall being and mental health with far reaching ramifications.

The reasons for the debilitating impact of depression is not far to seek: it impacts the brain. Depression can be attributed to genetics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical conditions, stress, grief or difficult circumstances in one’s life. The combined impact of one or more than one of the mentioned factors can spark off changes in brain chemistry and resultant symptoms of depression.

Read early symptoms

So, what are the early symptoms of depression? Depression commonly affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviors and your overall physical health. Here are some of the most common symptoms that point to the presence of depression in a person:

Disrupting Feelings:

  1. Sleeping too much or too little
  2. Feel inclined to suicide
  3. Losing interest in life
  4. Poor eating habits
  5. Too high or too low levels of energy
  6. In a sadness mode all the time
  7. In a state of hopelessness
  8. Urge to cry or crying all the time
  9. Disruption in decision making process
  10. Loss of concentration
  11. Nagging pain and aches unresponsive to medication
  12. Feeling miserable and helpless

Disrupting Thoughts:

  1. One has trouble concentrating
  2. One has trouble remembering
  3. One has thoughts of self-harm
  4. Delusions and/or hallucinations (signs of severe depression)

Behaviourial Changes:

  1. Turning reclusive
  2. Resorting to substance abuse
  3. Missing work, school or other commitments

However, it is important to note here that occurrence of any one of these symptoms on its own does not constitute depression. Psychiatrists or doctors generally look for a group of symptoms occurring over a period of two or more than two weeks to make any conclusion on depression.

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

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