HI everyone, I am back with my another blog on DEPRESSION. This disorder is very common in our society and many people around us are going through this. YOU NEED TO KNOW
After every darkness there is light..light of hope,success,opportunity!
WHAT IS DEPRESSION ?
A depression is psychological disorder or serious mental illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Depression makes a person isolated and feel lonely it can lower their self-esteem and make them to question “will I be loved or not?”
symptoms of depression
Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include
- Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
- sitting for hours in dark
- Thoughts of death or suicide
RESEARCHES ON DEPRESSION
A variety of researches shows that women are more than to face depression as compared to men.
- According to biological explanations women are more common to seek depression because women are much more subjected to fluctuating hormone levels. This is especially the case around the time of childbirth and at the menopause, both of which are associated with an increased risk of developing depression.
women may have a stronger genetic predisposition to developing depression.
- According to psychological explanation women are generally more invested relationships. Relationship problem are likely to effect them more than men and so they are more likely to develop depression
Another reason is women are more ruminative, hardworking, over thinker and take things more seriously though a very good thing as compared to men they react on specific issues with anger, misuse of things etc
- According to socio cultural explanations
women work more responsibly as men do. she raise children, caring old relatives, look after house an so she is associated with depression
CASE OF DEPRESSION
My depression went undiagnosed for a very long time. I say undiagnosed, but I mean unrecognized. I mean ignored. Because depression isn’t something we talk about. Depression is something other people have. It’s easy to tell yourself you’re not naturally a bright, happy person. That you’re just a bit moody, a bit grumpy. That you’re just a little bit down today.
For a long time I tried to mask my depression, and most of the time I didn’t mask it very well at all. Being afraid or unwilling to take responsibility for my mental health meant I wasn’t really living. I was hiding.
I was 30 when my doctor told me the things I was describing are the trappings of clinical depression, and I realized then that I had been living with this since adolescence. Fifteen years is a long time to lie to yourself that everything is OK.
When ignored, depression is expensive. It has cost me friendships, opportunities, my health. It has cost me a marriage. For some people it costs them everything. But it doesn’t have to.
I’m not ignoring it anymore. I’m not hiding. I talk to a therapist. I exercise. I walk to work to make sure I’m getting fresh air. I try to find the joy in things. I try to laugh, to cry, to feel. It’s just a start, but I’m happier for it.
There isn’t a cure for depression, but there are ways of coping. Silence is never one of those ways.
IS DEPRESSION TREATABLE ?
Fortunately,depression is a treatable mental illness.About 60 to 80 percent of depressed people can be treated successfully.Depending on various cases, different kind of therapies seem to work. therapies like psychotherapy, ‘talk’ therapy are proven useful
Antidepressant drug can also help
this you should do to help yourself
- set realistic goals and not too many tasks
- try to be with others and confide in someone
- surround yourself with friends, family and social gatherings
- try to be happy even in bad circumstances
success does not come to you…you go to it