Depression is a brain disorder and a state of mind.
The brain is unique! it is the only organ whose function we consciously experience because the brain is the organ of the mind.
What is depression?
The state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future:
Depression is classified as a mood disorder.
It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.
It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, office, at school and in the family.
At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year in the world.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 year-olds.
Depressed mood Every day.
Unintentional, significant weight loss,
Not having any energy even after you’ve slept well,
Feeling worthless or guilty,
Having a hard time concentrating or making decisions,
Thoughts of death or ending your life.
Treatment for depression :
- Living with depression can be difficult, but treatment can help improve your quality of life day by day.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about possible options.
- Engaging in regular physical activity and exercise.
- Maintaining healthy and regular sleep patterns.
- Spending time with friends and loved ones and accepting help when offered.
- Understanding that your mood will improve gradually, not immediately.
- Continuing to learn more about your depression and maintaining awareness of what works, and what doesn’t, as you and your doctor try out different treatment options.
- Talking to your doctor is a great first step to learning more about how you’re feeling and the options around managing the mental wellness that will be most effective for you.
- You can also improve symptoms of depression by taking care of yourself.
- This includes getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy diet, avoiding negative people, and participating in enjoyable activities.
Try and implement a few of these ideas each day, even if you’re feeling good.
- Spend some time in nature
- List what you like about yourself
- Read a good book
- Watch a funny movie or TV show
- Take a long, hot bath
- Take care of a few small tasks
- Play with a pet
- Talk to friends or family face-to-face
- Listen to music
- Do something spontaneous
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