Depression is a mental disorder that is related to loss of pleasure or interest, low self-esteem, depressed mood, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep, poor concentration and low energy level. Depression should not be mistaken for feeling sad or down, as they are both different. Everyone has a moment of unhappiness and feeling sad which can happen at a various time, and this often occurs for a reason, maybe because of losing a loved one.
Depression causes people to experience severe hopelessness, helplessness, a severe emotion of anxiety and negativity. In the case of depression, this negative feeling often remains with them instead of going away in the case of feeling sad or feeling down. Depression is a medical condition that can affect anybody, even the most successful people on earth can be depressed, and people of all ages also suffers from depression.
Most of the individuals that have been depressed may experience it only once on life, while some will experience it again and the time it takes to recuperate is usually between six months to twelve months. Depression is a condition that is capable of affecting people around someone that is experiencing it. How can you know you are depressed? Most people are depressed, yet they are not aware of it, but if you feel a combination of the following signs and symptoms, then chances are you are battling depression.
What are the symptoms and signs of depression?
Some of the symptoms of depression include:
Loss of appetite
Having difficulty concentrating
Feeling hopeless and helpless
Inability to enjoy an exciting and pleasurable thing
Loss of energy and tiredness
Loss of sex drive
Strong feelings of worthlessness
Having guilty feelings
Loss of self-worth and self-confidence
A frequent sense of anxiety
Inflicting harm on oneself
Difficulty in sleeping- which may include trouble falling asleep, staying profoundly asleep and frequent waking up during deep sleep
Avoiding people who may even include loved ones
Difficulty functioning well in school or place of work
The continuous thought of death and suicide
Experiencing physical pains and aches
The above are the signs and symptoms of depression. If you notice a combination of up to five or four of the listed signs, you should consult your doctor for immediate care.
This is a medical condition that is rampant among people more than it’s known. If immediate proper attention is not given, it may be dangerous. Below are some of the ways depression can be treated.
Engaging in regular activity is one of the best means of treating depression. Training is a natural way of alleviating the effects of depression. It is a known fact that exercise improves mood and motivation. If you are managing depression or you are close to someone that is treating it, exercise should be one of the treatment to try.
Due to the nature of depression, you will find loads of anti-depressant tablets that can help relieve the symptoms. You can try as many as you until you see the best option that will work for you. There is a high potential that you will find the tablet that will relieve your condition.
This is another natural remedy that has proven to be effective in relieving the signs and symptoms of depression. People that are depressed are often advised to go for counselling, and it will help to instil belief and removes most of the negative feelings experienced by people treating depression.
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