Depression

Depression: Symptoms, Causes

Health

Depression is a common but serious disorder of mood. It’s more than just feeling depressed. It is natural to feel sad at times, but if this sad mood persists day after day it can be a sign of stress. Major stress is an episode of sadness or apathy with other symptoms, which last for at least two consecutive weeks and is quite serious to disrupt daily activities.

This causes serious symptoms that you think, think, and handle daily activities such as sleep, food or work. In fact, a person suffering from stress may also feel like he does not deserve his life anymore.

stress can be light, moderate or severe. There are also certain types of stress, which develop under unique conditions such as:

  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Seasonal stimulated disorder
  • Congenital depression
  • Psychological depression
  • Postnatal Depression (PND)
  • Symptoms of depression

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Feelings of sadness, tears, emptiness or disappointment
  • Anger, irritability or frustration, even on small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all general activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, insomnia or much more sleep
  • Fatigue and lack of energy, due to which small efforts also require extra effort.
  • Change in appetite
  • Anxiety or restlessness (Read more: Pregabalin)
  • Feelings of inadequacy or guilt
  • Problems in thinking, focusing, making decisions and remembering things
  • Often or recurrent thoughts of suicide, and suicide attempts
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or a headache

Causes of depression

  1. Childhood experience:
  • Undergoing difficult experiences or trauma in childhood can lead to stress later in life. Such as:
  • Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Loss of any close
  • Painful incidents
  • Volatile family status
  1. Events of life:
  • Losing your job, unemployment
  • Rupture of a relationship
  • Separation
  • Major changes in life, such as changing jobs, moving to home or getting married
  • Being physically or sexually harassed
  • Threatened or misbehaving
  • Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  1. Mental health problems:

Depression can also be triggered by mental conditions and problems such as anxiety, PTSD etc. If you experience another mental health problem, then it is also normal to experience stress. (Read more: Fear)

  1. Physical problems:

Poor health can increase your risk of developing stress. Managing multiple health problems can be very difficult, and can affect your mood. Chronic health problems, life-threatening diseases, health problems that make considerable changes in your lifestyle, etc. can cause stress.

Some physical health problems can also lead to depression:

  • Conditions affecting the brain and nervous system
  • Hormonal problems, especially thyroid and parathyroid problems
  • Symptoms related to menstrual cycle or menopause
  • Low blood sugar
  • Sleep problems
  1. Genetic:

Research has shown that if your close family member has stress, then you are more likely to experience stress.

  1. Drugs, Drugs, and Alcohol:

Stress can be a side effect of many different medicines. Alcohol and drugs can also cause stress.

Although you initially use them to make yourself feel better, or distract yourself, but eventually they can make you feel worse.

  1. Sleep, diet, and exercise:

A poor diet, exercise and lack of adequate sleep can also affect your mood. This way they can make you more sensitive to stress.

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