We all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience it briefly and can get over this feeling easily while some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years). Depression is more than just a low mood, which is temporary – it's a condition that affects the physical and mental health, which in turn has an effect on our thoughts, feelings and behavior. Depression is the most common mood disorder. TYPES OF DEPRESSION There are also various types in depression.
CAUSES OF DEPRESSION There is no one cause for Depression. It can affect anyone at any point in their lives including children and adolescents. A number of things are often associated with its development. Depression usually results from a combination of factors both internal and external to an individual.
Some Internal causes:
Some External causes:
TREATMENT No two individual will have the exact same symptoms of Depression and hence every individual responds differently to the various treatment options. DEPRESSION CAN BE TREATED. The earlier that treatment begins, the more effective it is. Depression is usually treated with medications, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. For severe depression there are other stimulation options available which usually works. The key to successful treatment is usually when the person who is depressed recognizes that there is a problem, seeks out for treatment, and then follows the treatment plan. This can be a difficult process for most people and could require hard work, but it can be done. Establishing new, healthier routines are important. A long-term maintenance treatment can help to prevent a relapse of symptoms.
Be Patient. Be Positive. If Plan 'A' does not work, the Alphabet has 25 more other letters.