Understanding Depression And Ways To Overcome It.

What Is Depression?

Depression is a serious medical condition that c thoughts, moods swings behavior and physical heath. Depression doesn’t have a “look” – even if someone doesn’t seem depressed in public, they could still be struggling.

There’s more to depression than sadness and hopelessness. For example, being more angry and irritable than usual is a depression symptom that is surprisingly rarely talked about.

Lashing out at others over relatively minor things, being less patient with others, or being disproportionately angry at yourself could also be related to depression.

Let’s understand the Signs and Symptoms of Depression

A person may have five or more of these symptoms. These symptoms are present for more than two weeks at any one time. If you have any of these five, take proper care and seek a therapy.

  • Depression can actually make you physically tired. Research suggests that over 90% of people with major depressive disorder experience fatigue (Ghanean et al., 2018).Fatigue that’s related to depression doesn’t go away with sleep, and it can make everyday activities physically difficult, in addition to causing difficulties with concentration, processing information, and connecting with others emotionally.
  • Loss of interest or enjoyment in normal day act
  • Gut health and depression often go hand in hand. Depression could be a symptom of a gut related problem, and depression can also cause stomach discomfort, such as nausea, cramps, bloating, or pain.
  • Some research also suggests that depression could even cause inflammation in the digestive system that manifests similarly to IBD or IBS.Persent dansions on hopeless mood
  • Feelings of guilt, fear or worthlessness
  • Someone with depression might put on a happy face and be productive, make jokes, and seem like they’re bursting with energy – and completely crash when they’re at home, experiencing debilitating loneliness, emptiness, sadness or guilt.
  • Significant weight kiss or gain due to appetite change.
  • Unable to sleep or sleeping too much
  • Unstoppable crying
  • No interest companionship or sex
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Ways To Overcome Depression

If thoughts of suicide exist, or if symptoms get in the way of daily activities, one should seek treatment right away

-Apurva

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