What is Depression?
According to various psychological studies, the number of people who experience depression continues to grow every year. Depression is a psychiatric disease that is constantly increasingly experienced by many people, which interferes with concentration, motivation and many other aspects of life. Depression is a disorder of a complex nature, which is connected to various body systems including the immune system which can be both a cause and a result of depression itself. The impact can interfere with sleep, appetite, weight loss or weight gain. The complexity of depression often makes depression difficult to understand.
What are the symptoms of Depression?
Not everyone who experiences depression experiences exactly the same symptoms. There are people who experience a little of the symptoms, there are many. The severity varies between individuals and can also vary over time. Symptoms that usually appear include: Sadness, prolonged anxiety. Can’t feel his own feelings. Feeling helpless and very pessimistic. Have no passion for the thing that is usually liked. Feeling tired is overwhelming. It is difficult to concentrate, remember or make decisions. Insomnia or even prolonged sleep. Suicidal ideation to attempt suicide. Want to keep getting angry. Physically, the body does not respond to treatment for headaches, indigestion, body pain.
What are the causes of depression?
There is no single cause of depression. Depression is a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Trauma, the loss of the closest person, a difficult relationship with a partner or an extraordinary stressful situation can interfere with a person’s ability to be able to face problems that trigger the emergence of Depression.
What are the types of Depression?
In general, there are two main types of depression; (1) Unipolar Depression: what people most often see as depression such as unrelenting sadness, apathy, despair and lack of life energy. Also known as Major Depression. (2) Bipolar Depression or Bipolar Disorder which is usually characterized by sadness for a long period of time while experiencing periods of mania; that is, a person experiences a change in mood if it is not unusually sad, they will experience extraordinary high spirits. This can last for days, some even chronically. There is also a stable period between the two poles of the mood, but it is not always predictable the appearance of such a stable period.
There are also specific types of Depression, but I won’t explain in detail, email your questions to email@example.com if you want to know more. For example like postpartum depression. There is also only experienced by people living in the country of 4 seasons, which appears in the winter called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Persistent and long-lasting to chronic decline in mood; it is usually called Dysthymia.
How to treat Depression?
Mild to severe depression is highly curable. Just like any other disease, the sooner depression gets treatment, the more effective it will be and the more preventable it will appear.
Appropriate treatment for Depression begins with a physical examination by a doctor. After getting treatment, usually doctors and psychologists will also ask about experiences of drug and alcohol use and thoughts about suicide.
When diagnosed, a person who is depressed will get drug therapy from a doctor and psychotherapy with a psychologist. Combining treatment therapy and psychotherapy intends to see the thinking patterns that give rise to depression as well as ways of preventing its reappearance. To help those closest to us deal with Depression, we can invite them to do physical movements, such as walking or light yoga.
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