Symptoms of Depression and Treatment

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Depression is a state of mind characterized by a negative sense of insufficiency and a visual lack of activity. It is a mental state in which the affected individual experiences sad feelings of gloom and downturn in mood. Like most of the problems, depression can also be cured.

Not every depressed individual experiences every symptom. Though depression is termed as “mental illness”, clinical depression often shows many physical symptoms than that of the mental. If you have experiences these for more than a couple of weeks then it is best to seek help.

The severity of depression symptoms varies with each individual and may also vary over time. Some of them may be seen as the feelings of hopelessness, or negativity, you feel like life is passing you by, social activity may feel difficult or impossible for you, you have the feelings of guilt, helplessness and worthlessness, that you feel even the smallest tasks is impossible for you, you get to be sad always, anxious and empty mood, you spend lots of time thinking what has gone wrong, what will go wrong, or what is wrong with yourself, you have the loss of interest in your previous activities or habits, you feel like you are a burden to others, sometimes you feel that life isn’t worth living, you lack the self- confidence and self- esteem, and you stayed up late at night having the difficulty in sleeping or you wake up early in the morning and can’t go back to sleep again. These symptoms are usually the ones experienced by most individuals who suffer from depression.

Stress, depression and anxiety share many common physical symptoms and psychological symptoms. Stress symptoms, from a psychological standpoint, can present as depression, isolative behavior, distancing behavior, argumentative behavior, irritability, spontaneous crying episodes, insomnia, and hyper somnolence. There are also physical symptoms in a depressed individual, you may experience the sudden change in weight, may it be significant loss or a gain in weight, you also feel restlessness or having fatigue, physical pains and aches occur, and sometimes you would think that you are seriously sick.

There are some more severe symptoms of depression, it includes constant thoughts about death or suicide, the increased in heart beat and you may also have poor concentration/focus, memory and attention.

Depressions shouldn’t be taken for granted. Different forms of depression require different depression cures, and it is essential to find out the depression treatments suitable for you by seeking a professional care advice in dealing with depression.

Depression cures include medication, natural cures, self-help and cognitive behavior therapy. Medication normally acts only as a short term way to control depression. The use of anti- depressants cures depression through changing chemical activity in the brain. Medication is usually prescribed by doctors, can be used effectively with therapy and self- help. Natural cures refer to herbal remedies, foods and exercises. Self-help is through the use of books, affirmation, and friends’ support, improving self- esteem, and looking at websites about depression. Cognitive Behavior Therapy works by helping you change the way you react to situations that comes your way to avoid depression. This therapy is effective; it provides a real and lasting depression cure, it also helps you to cope with stress and problems.

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