You are depressed if you find yourself feeling extremely hopeless and disheartened or dejected most of the times.
Depression is an illness which involves your body, mood, thoughts and attitude and affects your eating and sleeping pattern, as well as other habits.
Depression is not a “phase”. It cannot simply be done away with by wishing so. Seek help- call us now- +91 96111 94949.
If not treated, the symptoms of depression can last for weeks, months or even years
Among the many Depression Symptoms, some of the more prominent ones are:
These Depression Symptoms may often be dismissed as ‘just a phase’, but they are not.
Although the exact cause for depression cannot be pinpointed, only a few factors may be the possible root cause of this condition. Some people may experience depression if they are suffering through a serious illness, while others undergo depression with major life changes- such as moving from one city to another, or change of jobs, et cetera.
Still others go through this with a family history of depression, where they feel sad for anonymous reasons.
Some of the well-known causes of depression are:
This is also called “Major Depressive Disorder”. You have this kind of depression if you feel depressed for a majority of most days of the week. The symptoms of Major Depression include loss of interest in pleasurable activities, weight loss or gain, difficulty concentrating or making decisions and thoughts of suicide.
It can be treated with therapy and medications, and if both of these methods fail, then electroconvulsive therapy or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may be used, as well.
Depression that lasts for two or more years, is known as Persistent Depressive Disorder. Priorly, it used to be known as dysthymia. Symptoms include changes in eating and sleeping patterns, loss of energy, lowering of self-esteem and feeling of hopelessness.
If you have this, it can be treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both.
Bipolar disorder used to be known as “manic depression”. Here, you may experience mood periods, swinging between the extremes- ranging from “up” and happy moods to “low” and depressive periods.
If you have Bipolar Disorder, you may be treated with medication, drugs, antidepressants as well as psychotherapy.
If you experience major depression during the winter months, you are undergoing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This happens only during the winters as the duration of the days grows shorter, and you do not get sufficient sunlight.
The treatment includes antidepressants as well as light therapy. Light therapy requires you to sit in front of a light box for about 15 minutes to half an hour everyday.
Psychotic Depression is when you have depression, accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.
It may be treated with a combination of antidepressants and antipsychotic medicines. Electroconvulsive therapy may also be used.
This kind of depression can be treated using antidepressant drugs.
Your doctor may refer to this as “stress response syndrome”. Situational Depression is when you feel depressed while dealing with some stressful event in your life, such as the death of a family member.
The treatment includes psychotherapy. Depression treatment available for when you are diagnosed with depression. If someone you know if suffering through depression, or if you notice any of these symptoms in your loved ones, urge them to seek help. Because suffering through depression alone can be tough. Speak your mind.
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