In today’s life style symptoms of depression can be seen in about 8 people among 10. Whether it’s feeling of rejection or loosing someone we all starts blaming ourselves which start disturbing the piece of our mind. In facts it is not a age related disorder any more. It can be seen in school going child or an 50 year old man.
What is depression?
Depression is related to mental illness. A person starts loosing hope and feel lonely. Depression is related to sadness. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. And can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
What is Bipolar disorder?
It is a disorder of low and high feelings. A person feel difficulty in making decisions. A patient has mood swings.These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly. Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year. While most people will experience some emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any. This can be treated by the help of psychiatrist.
Bipolar disorder includes two conditions, mania and hypomania. Mania is more severe than hypomania and is noticeable. Hypomania is the initial stage and less noticeable.
Symptoms of depression
Symptoms of depression are much more common in women because they have more burden of responsibility. Sometimes when they do not get any emotional support they feels lonely. And symptoms of depression starts developing.
- Insomnia or sleeping too much is very common symptom.
- restlessness or panic attack
- Inclination towards alcohol and drugs. It is a very common symptom in younger generation.
- Irritating behavior.
- Persistent Headache.
- Suicidal thoughts. It is also a very common symptom of depression. The person starts loosing interest in his life.
- Cut out from social activity.
- Loosing interest in hobbies.
- Feel of guilt.
- Fatigue and tiredness.
- Feeling of anxiety and emptiness.
- Difficulty in making decisions.
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting.
You can diagnose a person having depression by noting the above symptoms. And if you you have these symptoms contact immediately to psychiatrist. Doctors will ask you about your parent history because depression is also related to your gene history.
Treatment of Depresion
At early stages depression can be treated by your own by meditation. Mediation keep our mind relax and also calm our body. Physical exercises also help us to be fit or free from depression. Medical treatment which is given by doctors include antidepressants, counseling and psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is basically a talk therapy. When a patient feels lonely and have no one to share his feeling a psychiatrist help him in this. These seating session also helps doctor to know more about patient’s behavior and thoughts. Depending on the therapy results the number of session depends.
Medication is an another way of treatment. It includes tranquilizers and antidepressants. When a patient do not sleep then these medicines are given to treat insomnia or the mood swings.
If you know through your self assessment that you are in depression, than start your self treatment first. Start your self engaged with your family. Socialize yourself. Go to your doctor, share your problem with them and immediately start medication.
Mental health and society
Few years ago it was very difficult for a person having mental disorders to live in our society. But now a days people are aware of mental health and depression. We have to hold hand of a person in depression or suffering from any other mental disorder. They need our help rather than medicines.
Also read: https://webmd.com