Depression is an emotional disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and desire to perform any activity.
Symptoms of depression
Here you will find some of the most common symptoms that will help you detect if you or a family member or friend has depression:
Feeling sad, anxious, or hopeless often or all the time
Having episodes of anger, irritability, or frustration easily or when faced with not so relevant matters
Losing interest or pleasure in most previously enjoyable activities
Begin to suffer from insomnia or sleep too much
Feeling constantly tired
Have a lack of appetite and lose a lot of weight or the opposite
Suffer from anxiety or panic attacks
Difficulty concentrating, thinking, remembering details, and making decisions
Begin to have feelings of guilt or failure
Having headaches or backaches for no reason
Thinking about suicide or death
What can cause depression?
The exact cause of depression is still unknown. But it can be caused by a combination of factors, from genetic to psychological.
Anyone can suffer from depression, but you are more likely if:
There is a family history of depression
Having experienced a traumatic or very stressful event
Drugs and alcohol abuse
Going through a significant change in life
Conditions such as Menopause in women or Andropause in men
Types of depression
We already talked about the general symptoms of depression, but there are also some differentiators according to the type of depression that you could present. Some of the most common are:
Anxious depression (added restlessness and unusual worries)
Postpartum depression (it is associated with a sudden hormonal change and requires immediate help)
Seasonal depression (related to changes in seasons and sunlight)
When should we need to see a specialist?
If you have felt depressed or have seen someone with depression, the ideal is to seek psychological help. Specialists in this condition will be able to help you overcome this stage and begin to feel full, happy, and active.
How to prevent depression?
There is no sure way to avoid depression, but some tips can help you:
Avoid stress and improve your self-esteem
Try to talk with family, friends, or a therapist or psychologist when you feel like you need emotional help
At the first sign of depression, seek professional help
Do not feel alone or alone, with professional help you can overcome this stage and leave it behind. Yes it can, you can!
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