Human beings always want to live a joyful life without facing any trouble or tension, this is human nature and not a bad wish. But each and every person has a personal problem due to so many reasons, these problems lead them into depression. Let’s see what it is.
A group of conditions linked with the elevation or decreasing of a person’s mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder. This is a serious mental issue that will affect a person’s feelings negatively and cause several problems in the day today life. According to the health report, In the year 2022 more than 280 millions of people are suffering around the world. In the USA, the Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness (AMI) reported in the year 2022, 19.86% of adults are experiencing a mental illness like depression. This percent is equivalent to nearly 50 million of Americans. Approximately 4.9% of Americans are experiencing a severe mental illness.
In this article we will see about types , symptoms and treatment for depression.
Types of Depression
Depression are different Types and most commonly nine major types such as
- Major Depression.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder.
- Bipolar Disorder.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Psychotic Depression.
- Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression.
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- ‘Situational’ Depression.
The above mentioned nine types includes melancholia, psychotic and antenatal. Person can be diagnosed with mild, moderate or severe depression.
Three stage of depression
There are three stages of depression in a person’s life, they are denial, diagnosis, and recovery.
Depression can be overcome by taking treatment in the mild or early stage.
Reason for Depression
Depression arises in a person’s life due to certain reasons. They are:
- Depressional events. Most people take time to come to terms with heavy depressional events, such as health issues, relationship breakdown and thinking about past bad incidents.
- Personality like heavy body weight or very lean body. Dark skin color or very less height.
- Family history.
- Giving birth.
- Feeling Loneliness and expecting people’s love and affection.
- Consuming Alcohol, smoking habits and taking illegal drugs.
- Suffering from Incurable Illness in the body.
Symptoms for depression
People should know the symptoms, this will help to take a proper treatment in the early stage.
- Irritable, angry, impatient or wound up.
- Over-burdened or overwhelmed.
- Anxious, nervous and afraid.
- Like your thoughts are racing and you can’t switch off.
- Very hard to enjoy yourself.
- Uninterested in life.
- Like you’ve lost your sense of humor.
- continuous low mood or sadness.
- feeling hopeless and helpless.
- having low self-esteem.
- feeling tearful.
- feeling guilt-ridden.
- feeling irritable and intolerant of others.
- having no motivation, lack of self confidence and no interest in things.
- finding it difficult to make proper decisions.
People can also face some signs in the body while suffering. While suffering from depression, it will affect the production of hormones and cause some side effects in the body. People should know these side effects also help to deal with depression in a proper way.
- Difficulty breathing
- Panic attacks
- Blurred eyesight or sore eyes
- Sleep problems
- Muscle aches and headaches
- Chest pains and high blood pressure
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Feeling sick, dizzy or fainting
- Sudden weight gain or weight loss
- Developing rashes or itchy skin
- Changes to your period or menstrual cycle
- Existing physical health problems getting worse
Treatment for depression
People can overcome this problem by following proper treatment in the early stage.
Several doctors are prescribed some medication to deal with depression in a person’s life.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Atypical antidepressants
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Other medications – may help to deal with the problem.
Natural methods to deal Depression problem
People should do 30 minute workouts everyday without taking any break, because it will activate the brain function and also stimulate hormone secretion for better health. Doing simple exercise such as swimming, running, cycling, walking and playing outdoor games. Doing early morning breathing exercises also helps to improve body function.
Avoid consuming alcohol
Consuming alcohol will affect the body’s health. People who are consuming a huge amount of alcohol will damage the liver, blood pressure and kidney function. This will surely cause this problem, so better to skip consuming alcohol is a good choice to eliminate this problem.
Body massage is a simple option to deal with the problem. Regularly doing simple body massage eliminates muscle reflux in the body and also encourages the blood circulation from the top to bottom of the body. Doing a headache massage refreshes brain activity and improves function to overcome it.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are important fats for neurological development and brain health. Adding omega-3 supplements to your diet may help to reduce it. Consuming omega 3 fatty acids foods added in the daily food diet will help to trash the depression problem.
Vitamins are needed to keep the bodily functions healthy and active. Research suggests two vitamins are especially helpful to deal with these problems.
- Vitamin B: Vitamin B-12 and B-6 are important to boost brain health. When a person has low levels of vitamin B, it will increase the chance of developing this problem. Vitamin B12 rich foods are fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Vitamin B6 rich foods are fortified cereals, beef, poultry, starchy vegetables, and some non-citrus fruits.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency causes several health issues including depression. So, vitamin D is very important to keep the brain active, heart function and bone health.
I hope the above mentioned information about depression related things will surely help to avoid depression problems in the day today life. Seeking doctor advice in the early stage will surely gives good health results.