Depression | Symptoms & Remedies

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Depression is a disease of the modern era. it is a mood disorder. It is a common & serious medical illness that negatively affects our feelings. The continuous low mood will make you feel sad, low, and lost interest in life.

“PHSCIATRIC LABELS ARE STILL A STIGMA”

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Depression Symptoms

Followings are the symptoms of low mood:

  1. Feeling sad/feeling down
  2. Loss of interest in routine life activities.
  3. Change in Appetite, Any sudden weight gain or weight loss is dangerous.
  4. Decreased ability to make decisions
  5. Mood swings/Diurnal variations in mood, WORST MOOD IN MORNINGS
  6. Irritability, Anger &agitations are often the most noticeable symptoms in depressed teens, not SADNESS.
  7. Slowness in movements

07 Early Symptoms of Depression

Causes 

followings are the major causes of low mood:

  1. Loneliness-major factor in the modern era, men are more lonely and more prone to have low mood
  2. Recent loss of job
  3. Prolonged Illness or chronic disease
  4. Divorce
  5. Death of closed Relative / Friend
  6. Postpartum Depression /Mood swings after childbirth
  7. Twins especially monozygotic twins are more prone to depression if separated for a long time.
  8. Biological changes in neurotransmitter level in the brain. there is an excessive level of the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor (5HT2)in the frontal cortex of the brain.

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SEVEN EARLY SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION | NOT TO BE IGNORED

WHY LOW MOOD IS IGNORED/MISMANAGED

Still people are in fear of psychiatric labels,they don’t want to go to psychiatric clinics

IGNORANCE | Lack of awareness in society and considered as a minor disorder expected to be ignored and get over with.

Depression Management

First of all, you need to understand that Depression is a treatable mood disorder/illness.

Types of management

There are four ways to manage mood disorders are psychological, cognitive, medical therapy, and physician.

  1. Psychological Management through Counselling is needed at all kinds of depression | whether minor or major.
  2. Cognitive Therapy e.g. Behavioural Cognitive Therapy.
  3. Medical Therapy in form of Antidepressant Medicines | it is usually needed in major depressive illnesses.
    • Group of anti-depressants are:
      • SSRI
      • MAOI
  4. Physician/Psychologist sometimes may need to admit the patient to the hospital, if the condition is severe and require prolonged treatment.

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