From time to time we all suffer from sadness, frustration, and boredom. These symptoms usually go away in a week or two, and they don’t make much difference in our lives. Sometimes this sadness starts for a reason, and sometimes it starts for no reason. Usually, we deal with this sadness ourselves. Sometimes talking to friends can cure depression, and no treatment is needed, but medically, depression is called depression when:
- The feeling of sadness lasts for many days, and never ends
- Depression can be so severe that it can affect your daily routine.
How does depression feel?
The severity of depression is much deeper and more painful than the general depression we all experience from time to time. It also lasts much longer than normal depression and lasts for months. The following symptoms indicate depression. Not all patients have all the symptoms, but only if you have at least four of them. So it is possible that you are suffering from depression.
- Being sad and depressed all the time or most of the time
- Don’t be fond of the things and things you are interested in first, don’t enjoy anything
- Feeling physically or mentally weak, feeling very tired
- Not being able to concentrate on daily tasks or things
- Feeling inferior, low self-esteem
- Keep blaming yourself for the little things of the past, think of yourself as useless and useless.
- Frustration with the future
- Suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide
- Sleep deprivation
- Loss of appetite
Why Does Depression Occur?
Some people may or may not have a specific cause for depression. Many people who live sadly, and suffer from depression. I don’t understand any reason for my sadness. Even so, their depression can sometimes be so severe that they need help and treatment.
Matters of life:
It is common to feel sad for a while after a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, or job loss. For the next few weeks, we keep thinking about it and keep talking. Then after a while, we acknowledge this fact and return to our daily lives, but some people do not get out of this sadness and suffer from depression.
Circumstances and Events:
If we are lonely, have no friends around us, we suffer from depression, or we suffer from too much physical fatigue. In these cases, the risk of developing depression increases.
Physically ill people have an increased risk of developing depression. These diseases can be life-threatening. For example, cancer or heart disease, or it can be very long-lasting and painful, such as joint pain or respiratory disease. Young people are more likely to develop a viral infection, such as depression, after the flu.
Depression can happen to anyone at any time, but some people are at higher risk of depression than others. This may be due to our personality, as well as the circumstances and experiences of childhood.
Most people who drink a lot of alcohol get depressed. Sometimes it is not known whether a person has become depressed due to alcohol consumption or has started drinking more alcohol due to depression. People who drink a lot of alcohol have a higher risk of suicide than the general population.
Depression is more common in some families. For example, if one of your parents has depression, you are eight times more likely to be depressed than most people.
How can depression be treated?
Depression can also be treated with psychotherapy. Both with antidepressants and at the same time. Depending on the nature of your depressive symptoms, their severity, and your condition, it may be advisable to use medication or psychotherapy. The use of psychotherapy in mild to moderate depression can cure the condition. But if the depression is more severe, it is necessary to give medicine.