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Treatment For Depression


Treatment For Depression


Depression is nothing but a mental disorder that results in never ending feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression impacts the way you feel, think and behave. It can also lead to several types of other emotional and physical issues. Individuals suffering from depression may experience difficulties in performing the activities of their everyday life. In some cases, one may also feel like life is not worth living.

 

Depression can interrupt your daily work that can result in loss of time and decrease your productivity. There are certain conditions that are believed to get worse because of depression, which include:

 

  • cardiovascular disease
  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • obesity

 

It is vital for you to make sure that everyone of us feels down at some point of time, and it is considered as a normal part of life. However, in the event that you are feeling miserable or hopeless on continuous basis since a long time, which is hampering your daily life, odds are that you may be suffering from depression.


Symptoms of Depression:

 

  • Depressed mood
  • Reduced interest in activities that you used to enjoy previously
  • Loss in sexual desire
  • Losing weight without dieting
  • Loss in appetite
  • Experiencing difficulties in sleeping
  • Sleeping more than required
  • Slowed movement and speech
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

 

For several individuals, who are suffering from depression and its symptoms can be easily seen in their daily activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Whereas, there may be some individuals who may generally experience down or unhappy without being able to realize the actual reason behind the same.

 

Causes of Depression


  • Genetics
  • Biological
  • Environmental
  • Psychological and social

 

Treatment For Depression


  • Psychotherapy – There are certain Psychotherapy, such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that can help you cope with depression. Psychotherapies are the first option for treatment in case of mild depression.
  • Antidepressant medications - Antidepressant medications are prescribed in case of moderate to severe depression, however, they are not suitable for children and for adolescents, it may be prescribed under certain cautions.
  • Electroconvulsive therapy In the event that drug treatment failed to resolve severe cases of depression, electroconvulsive therapy can be recommended.