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ANXIETY & PANIC ATTACKS
 

DEPRESSION - OVERCOMING IT

 

We often use the expression ‘I feel depressed’ when we’re feeling sad or miserable. Usually, these feelings pass in due course. But, if the feelings are interfering with your life and don't go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back, over and over again, it could be a sign that you're depressed in the medical sense of the term.


Major depression (clinical depression) can be life-threatening, because it can make you feel suicidal or lose the will to live. Whether mild or severe, depression needs to be treated at the earliest to avoid unnecessary suffering.


SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

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If you tick off five or more of any of them you are probably suffering from some depression.

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION?
The following are all symptoms of depression, and if you tick off five or more of any of them you are probably depressed.
My feelings
  • I am low-spirited for much of the time, every day
  • I feel restless and agitated
  • I get tearful easily
  • I feel numb, empty and full of despair
  • I feel isolated and unable to relate to other people
  • I am unusually irritable or impatient
  • I find no pleasure in life or things I usually enjoy
  • I feel helpless
  • I have lost interest in sex
  • I am experiencing a sense of unreality

My behaviour
  • I’m not doing activities I usually enjoy
  • I am avoiding social events I usually enjoy
  • I have cut myself off from others and can’t ask for help
  • I am self-harming
  • I find it difficult to speak
My thoughts
  • I am having difficulty remembering things
  • I find it hard to concentrate or make decisions
  • I blame myself a lot and feel guilty about things
  • I have no self-confidence or self-esteem
  • I am having a lot of negative thoughts
  • The future seems bleak
  • What’s the point?
  • I have been thinking about suicide
My physical symptoms
  • I have difficulty sleeping
  • I am sleeping much more than usual
  • I feel tired and have no energy
  • I have lost my appetite, and am losing weight
  • I am eating a lot more than usual and putting on weight
  • I have physical aches and pains with no obvious physical cause
  • I am moving very slowly
  • I am using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual

MANIFESTATIONS OF DEPRESSION

Anxiety: People who are depressed often have anxiety as well – the two problems often occur together, and each can make the other worse. If you are feeling anxious, your mind may be full of busy, repetitive thoughts, which makes it hard to concentrate, relax, or sleep. You may have physical symptoms, such as headaches, aching muscles, sweating and dizziness.
Psychotic experiences: If you are severely depressed you may start to have experiences or thoughts that others around you do not share. For example, you may hear voices, see visions, believe that you are evil, or are influencing events in a way that is harmful to others.
Suicidal thoughts: You may feel that life is not worth living and start thinking about ways to end your life. Thoughts like these may seem difficult to control and can be very frightening. If you feel that you may harm yourself, call Naveen Hospital Hotline at 9843460660 immediately.


WHAT CAUSES DEPRESSION?

While occasionally it may appear for no obvious reason, depression varies from person to person and can happen for one or more reasons -


  • Major Life events that have been traumatic - Loss of someone or something,
  • Traumatic childhood experiences
  • Physical conditions (brain related, hormonal, menopausal, low sugar and sleep related issues)
  • Side effects of medication
  • Diet and lack of fitness,
  • Intake of Street drugs and alcohol
  • Genetics and Chemical changes in the brain.

HOW CAN NAVEEN HELP YOU?

Help is available 24/7, throughout the year. At Naveen, we have a streamlined proven process to treat, cure and prevent depression. Our caregivers will support you through the recovery process with counseling, therapy and medications. Our after care system is of utmost importance as preventing recurrence is the key to successful treatment.