Depression is one of the most common mental sicknesses. It is a state of feeling low, sad, hopeless, helpless, and worthless in life which can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feeling and sense of well-being.
It’s a brain disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood and losing interest in activities and affect daily life. Depression is a disorder, not the disease, for a person. It is more specifically a cluster of symptoms that research has shown to correlate highly with a specific emotional state. Research on the individual’s behavior shows everyone has personal relapse triggers, some of which you can control and some you can’t. The reason for a change in their behavior may be interpersonal or family stress, grief or difficult life circumstances.
For some people, a bout of depression begins with symptoms of anxiety, sadness or lack of energy. This can also be caused due to a sudden change in life such as loss of loved ones or a serious accident.
Some common symptoms of depression are:
- Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood
- Feeling of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness
- Difficulty in remembering, concentrating and making the decision.
- Insomnia, early morning awakening or oversleeping
- Restlessness and irritability
Steps to be taken to overcome depression:
Depressed mood may not need a professional treatment.
- Build self-confidence in yourself
- Have “never give up” attitude
- Change in Lifestyle and keeping yourself involved in some work or activity
- Regular exercise and meditation can also be very effective
- Have a healthy diet and drink juice for refreshing up your mind
- Have a positive attitude in life
Supporting a friend or relative who seems depressed can be an opportunity to build a closer and satisfying relationship.