What is depression?

By category | 2018-08-12 | Depression News

What is depression?

Depression is a common mood disorder which causes a feeling of sadness and losing interest in life. 
Depression can affect how you feel, think, behave and can lead to mental and physical problems. Fortunately, it is also treatable.
In the types of depression, postpartum depression is most common.

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Can you be depressed without knowing it?

Depression is a very common disease. According to WHO, At least 80% of the world's population will suffer depression at some point in their lives.
It can happen at any age and women are more depressed than men. 
Subgroup analyses showed that the prevalence of depression and depressive symptoms in different specialties varied from 17.0% to 53.0%

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression varies from person to person. The more symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression.
The following are common symptoms of depression:

  1. Can not concentrate in study or at work
  2. Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  3. Loss of interest in daily activities
  4. Feeling tired all the time no energy
  5. Loss of interest in having s.e.x
  6. Depression can lead to suicidal thoughts
  7. Appetite or weight changes
  8. Sleep changes
  9. Feelings of angry or uncomfortable
  10. Self-loathing

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What are the causes of depression?

  1. Long-term stress: Long-term stress will cause psychological imbalance. A psychological shock in life. It is the leading cause of depression.
  2. Certain medical illnesses: Diseases such as traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident, brain tumor, dementia ... will also cause depression.
  3. People with serious diseases like cancer, stroke, heart disease ... are at high risk for depression.
  4. Changes in menstrual cycles, pregnancy, miscarriage, postpartum period, menopause are the cause of depression in women.
  5. The shocking events in life: Pressure in work, bad relationships with people, death of a loved one,...
  6. Insomnia: Lack of sleep will affect the symptoms of depression
  7. Genetic: About 46% of identical twins will have the same depression. If parents have depression, their children also have a high risk of depression.
  8. S.E.X: Depression is more than twice as prevalent in young women than men (ages 14–25 year), but this ratio decreases with age.

What are the treatments of depression?

  1. Positive thinking
  2. Adjust your routine and work routine for a better day at Work
  3. Restrict the use of technological devices
  4. Appropriate diet and rest
  5. Sport