Today we are going to talk about depression. Depression is known as a mood disorder. We can describe depression as feelings of sadness, loss and anger that interfere with a person's daily activities. So let's gather a little more information about depression.
Depression is also considered to be quite common. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reliable sources estimate that 8.1 percent of American adults aged 20 and over experienced depression in any 2-week period from 2013 to 2016.
People experience different things because of depression. Depression can interfere with people's daily work and lead to loss and reduced productivity. Depression can also affect people's relationships and some long-term health conditions.
Depression causes diseases such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes and obesity. This type of illness is considered a serious medical condition and can worsen without proper treatment. Depression patients often see an improvement in symptoms within a few weeks.
What is Postpartum Depression
Let me tell you that most new mothers experience postpartum "baby blues" after the baby is born, and this usually includes crying, mood swings, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Postpartum depression usually starts in the first two or three days after delivery and lasts for two weeks.
This type of depression is not a woman's weakness. Sometimes it is just considered a birth complication. If a person has postpartum depression it can help them to get immediate treatment and manage their symptoms and bond with their child.
What Causes Depression
Depression can be caused by factors ranging from biological to circumstantial.
Some events affect the body's response to fear and depression in stressful situations.
People with a history of drug use may be at greater risk of depression.
The less active the front of the brain, the higher the risk of depression.
If the person has a family history and other mood disorders, they are at higher risk of depression.
People with chronic illness, insomnia, chronic pain, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at increased risk for depression.
Depression is caused by stressful events in people's lives such as the loss of a loved one, financial problems and divorce.
What are the Symptoms of Depression
A. Children may experience the symptoms of their respective depression as follows.
A child with depression may have difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much.
Depression causes changes in a child's behavior and thoughts of death or suicide.
This disease causes irritability, anger, mood swings, crying in the mood.
Loss of appetite, digestive problems, changes in appetite, weight loss-increase in the child.
Depression can lead to difficulty concentrating and school performance.
B. Men may experience the symptoms of their respective depression as follows.
It causes insomnia, restless sleep, excessive and night sleep.
Depression causes a man to experience a decrease in sexual desire and a lack of sexual influence.
Depression causes sadness and depression in men.
Symptoms of physical well-being such as fatigue, pain, headaches, and digestive problems in men are caused by depression.
Men experience anger, aggression, irritability, anxiety, and restlessness due to depression.
C. Women may experience the following symptoms related to depression.
Symptoms of depression in women include difficulty sleeping through the night, waking up early, sleeping too much.
Depression causes women to lose interest in their activities, retreat from social engagement, and suicidal thoughts.
Depression causes changes in their physical well-being.
Types of Depression
Depression can be divided into categories based on the severity of symptoms in people. Some people experience mild and temporary depression and some people experience severe and ongoing depression.
1. Persistent Depressive Disorder
This type of depression is a mild, but chronic, form of depression.
Persistent should be at least 2 years old for diagnosis of depressive disorder. This type of depression can have a greater impact on the lives of people suffering from depression than from major depression because it lasts longer.
A person suffering from this type of depression feels lacking productivity, hopeless, loses interest in normal daily activities and has low self-esteem.
2. Major Depressive Disorder
Major depressive disorder is considered to be a more serious form of depression. People with major depressive disorder have persistent feelings of sadness, despair and futility that do not go away. It takes people 2 weeks to diagnose this type of depression.
A person suffering from major depressive disorder type of depression feels feelings of guilt, slow thinking, loss of interest in most regular activities, recurrent thoughts of suicide and significant weight loss-gain.