What is Depression?
This is a question every person would have wondered about at least once. To define Depression theoretically, it is a condition of extreme despondency and dejection, meaning extreme unhappiness, sorrow, sadness, gloom, despair and low spirits.
Clinical depression is more than just the "blues” or having temporary feelings of sadness. It is a serious condition that affects a person's mind and body and all aspects of everyday life including eating, sleeping, etc. When in depression, a person may feel like nothing will ever change, and people who are clinically depressed cannot simply will themselves to feel better or just "snap out of it." If they do not receive appropriate treatment their symptoms can continue for weeks, months, or years. Depression means being dejected the whole day constantly for no apparent reason.
Signs and Symptoms
- The person feels hopeless all the time
- The person experiences listlessness and loses all interest in activities they previously enjoyed.
- The person feels irritated and angry for no apparent reason.
- The person is unable to stop thinking negatively.
- The person experiences strong feelings of worthlessness and/or guilt.
- The person has trouble taking decisions and making simple choices.
- The person has suicidal thoughts.
If you experience these symptoms/signs or doubt you have any, do contact us without wasting any time.
Nobody knows what causes depression specifically. It is hard to pinpoint a cause. There may be many triggers or no trigger at all. Some of the most common causes are
- Major life-changing events
- Serious illness of self or a loved one
- Abuse: Physical or mental
- Conflicts between family members
There are many complications that arise due to depression. Some maybe physiological as well. Here are a few of the complications that may arise due to Depression:
- Weight-gain or Obesity
- Alcohol or Substance Abuse
- Social Isolation
- Familial disputes/ Relationship difficulties
- Change in sleep-patterns
- Loss of Libido
- Suicidal tendencies
- Rage and Uncontrolled anger
- Decrease in thinking abilities
These are just a few to name.
Depression is the most common mental disorder with an estimated 350million people being affected worldwide.
- 11%percent of adolescents globally are affected by some form of depression.
- 70% more women experience depression as compared to men.
- 14% Women experience postpartum depression.
- 30% of students feel depression and it disrupts their performance.
- DEPRESSION is completely curable with timely intervention and proper care.