Depression – A Mental Trauma

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Depression – A Mental Trauma




These days, the cases of suicide are increasing day by day. The biggest reason is “Depression”. Depression is a rapidly growing disease of mental illness that suffers millions of people, but they never know the cause of this harmful illness. The normal ups and downs of life can make anyone feel dull and sad from time to time. it is much more than the sadness. But if emptiness holds in ones life, it may create depression. It makes tough to function and enjoy ones life. It not only involves in the human mind, but it also involves in the body as well as thoughts.

Depression affects each person in different ways. it varies from person to person. It is a psychological condition that changes your thinking, feeling and also affects your physical wellness as well as social behavior. Depression has no single cause but it results from the combination of things. It is not just a state of mind but it is related to physical changes in brain and connected to an imbalance that carries signals in your nerves and brain. The first step to overcome with depression is to understand the signs, causes, symptoms and treatments to make life normal.

Symptoms and signs of Depression:

  • Loss of interest or energy in normal activity
  • Feeling of sadness, loneliness and helpless
  • Unexplained physical cause i.e. headache, back pain, stomach pain, muscular ache
  • Frustration, anger or irritation on small matters
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Lack of concentration or trouble in thinking
  • Agitation, restlessness or anxiety
  • Thoughts of suicide attempt or death
  • Weight loss and change in appetite

In modern world, stress is very common and complex. It is very difficult to navigate the obstacles in life and difficult to handle. It leads to depressive feelings or disorder. Depressive disorder varies from person to person. There are different types of depression. It comes in many forms and shapes.

Types of Depression:

  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Anxious distress
  • Melancholic features
  • Catatonia
  • Psychotic features
  • Seasonal affective Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

When you feel depressed, then take an appointment and consult with your doctor as soon as possible. If it is not treated well it gets worse. it creates physical as well as mental trouble in your life. When the feeling of depression increases it can lead to suicide. it is the chemical imbalance in brain as well as nerves. Hence this chemical imbalance is known as neurotransmitters. It is not easily cured by medication. Sometimes serious depression is treated by applying electric shock into the head. Doctors believe that it is caused by a combination of social, biological and psychological factor.


Risk factors for Depression:

  • Financial strain
  • Drug abuse, Smoking or Alcohol
  • Family history
  • Chronic pain or health disorder
  • Relationship or Marital problem
  • Loneliness or stress
  • Lack of job or Unemployment
  • Sexually abuse or childhood trauma
  • Lack of social support
  • Eating Disorder