Saturday, October 20, 2012

Depression

Hello, October is Depression Awareness month. Here is some information on the signs and symptoms of Depression. There is no need to feel any shame if you or a loved one are suffering from this illness. It is easily treated today, thanks to the advances in medicine and therapy.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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What is depression?
Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively treat people

What are the different forms of depression?

There are several forms of depressive disorders.
Major depressive disorder, or major depression, is characterized by a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities

Major depression is disabling and prevents a person from functioning normally. Some people may experience only a single episode within their lifetime, but more often a person may have multiple episodes

Signs and Symptoms

Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings

Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Irritability, restlessness

Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once
pleasurable, including sex

Fatigue and decreased energy

Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and
making decisions

Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive
sleeping

Overeating, or appetite loss

Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive
problems that do not ease even with treatment

2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, dear Janet! I hope you have a wonderful, bright, positive day and may all your days be filled with happiness :)

    Hugs and kisses
    Petro

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    1. Thank you Petro, so good to hear from you :)

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