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Depression

Since we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these emotions deeply, for long periods of time - weeks, months or even years and even for any identifiable reason. Depression is more than just a bad mood – a severe illness that affects your physical and mental health. Do check out other symptoms and facts about depression and learn how counselling for depression can help, and find a right therapist here at HopeQure.

Depression

Facts To Know!!

  • Depressed people might not look depressed.
  • WHO considers depression to be a leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression.
  • Depression can increase the risk of developing other health issues.
  • A severe type of depression can cause you to hear, see or believe things that are not real.

Depression

Watch short video introduction on what Depression looks like.

What causes Depression?

  • Grief -Sadness or grief from the death or loss of a loved one may increase the risk of depression.

  • Abuse- emotional physical, physical, sexual abuse can lead to depression.

  • Genetics - A family history of depression may increase the risk of depression.

  • Brain chemistry

Forgetfulness

Disturbed sleep & Diminished appetite

Social Withdrawal

Pessimistic view of future

Ideas of guilt and unworthiness

Reduced self esteem and self confidence

Reduced concentration and attention

Feeling fatigued most of the time

Symptoms of Depression?

Treatment

  • Medication- Antidepressants are medicines that treat depression

  • Talk therapy (Psychotherapy) can help people with depression

  • Interpersonal therapy - It aims the patient’s current interpersonal relations and social functioning.

  • Psychoeducation - This can range from discussing practical symptoms and possible causes to educate family members.

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