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Depression Symptoms

& Depression Warning Signs

Depression Symptoms & Warning

Signs

Definition of depression symptoms The term depression – also known as ‘major depression’, ‘major depressive disorder’, ‘unipolar disorder’, ’recurrent depression’, and ‘clinical depression’ – is a mental state, a true medical illness characterized by relentless feelings of sadness and general loss of interest. Depression makes you pessimistic in your attitude; your depression symptoms do not let you enjoy or find happiness anymore in your everyday life. Depression can also be responsible for the emergence of physical symptoms . Depression overwhelms your normal day-to-day life and affects negatively the way you think, fell, behave, etc.  Depression can also result in causing numerous emotional and physical disorders. Depression may make you feel constantly hopeless, helpless and particularly worthless.  Depression in men makes them feel aggressive, angry and very often restless. For some people, depression  is comparable to living in a black hole, expecting threatening disasters at any moment, while other people – also suffering from similar depression – do not experience any sadness; they apathetic and empty. Depression is not just a temporary weakness one can snap out of it quickly, depression is a chronic sickness that need to be treated professionally – generally over a long period of time, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Depression is treatable and most depressed people feel better when receiving appropriate medication, qualified psychological counselling or other appropriate depression treatment.   How to identify depression symptoms and receive appropriate help To see if you are depressed, you can have a look at the following signs and symptoms .  Should you find out that you experience several of them, you might be suffering from clinical depression . However, while depression symptoms can be so intense for some people that they cannot be ignored by their friends or family members, others simply feel generally miserable and do not even realize that they suffer from a treatable depression . As each individual experiences depression differently, the depression symptoms are manifold and also vary from person to person. Usual depression symptoms include:    Sleep problems Your sleeping habits have changed: you cannot fall asleep normally, you do not sleep enough or you sleep too long and have difficulties to awake. Sleeping problems are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Concentration problems You find it very difficult or almost impossible to concentrate now on tasks or projects you could handle easily previously. Remembering details and taking decisions cause you problems. Concentration problems are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Changes in feelings You mostly feel constantly hopeless, helpless and particularly worthless for the people around you and you develop a pessimistic attitude. You are convinced that your situation can only worsen and that nothing can be done to change that trend. Changes in feelings are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Feeding negative thoughts You constantly ‘generate’ negative thoughts and you are no longer in a position to control them – no matter how much time and effort you put in these actions. Feeding negative thoughts are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Losing interest in anything You do not show interest any more in daily activities you used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sex, pastimes, meeting friends, etc. Losing interest in daily activities is a possible clinical symptom of depression . Loss of energy Most of the time you feel awfully tired and physically drained. Performing any little work or small tasks is now exhausting and a burden for you. Losing energy without apparent reasons also belongs to the possible clinical symptoms of depression . Unexplainable health problems You are claiming about a greater incidence of physical complaints you cannot explain or justify, such as headaches, back pain, stomach pain, and aching muscles. The emergence of unexplainable health problems also belongs to the possible clinical symptoms of depression . Changes in eating habits You have lost your appetite – apparently without any reason or you cannot stop eating although you know that it is unhealthy and that obesity may cause serious problems. Changes in eating habits are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Changes in mood Without any apparent reasons, you have changed significantly and you are now more irritable, extremely short-tempered and even much more aggressive than previously. Changes in mood are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Increased alcohol consumption and reckless behaviour Your alcohol consumption has increased significantly and you are on the best way to become addicted. Additionally, you behave increasingly recklessly. Increased alcohol consumption and freckles behaviour are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Suicidal thoughts Your main thoughts focus on the idea that your life is not worth living. If this is the way you feel when reading these lines, please stop reading and seek help at once. Suicidal thoughts are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Depression and suicide Depression is an illness that affects millions of people all over the world, but that is fortunately highly treatable. Depression is the result of an imbalance of human brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Any untreated depression is basically a major risk for committing suicide. Almost half a million people attempt suicide in the U.S. every year. Of course, if you just feel sad for a few days, you do not suffer from depression .  However, if you experience sadness, deep despair and hopelessness for a longer period, and that these feelings and thoughts interfere with your functioning, you are likely to have depression .  Such intense sadness, deep despair and hopelessness that accompany depression make the sufferer believe that suicide is the only possibility to put an end to the pain. Expressing and/or developing extensive thoughts of death or suicide are a symptom of depression that has to be taken very seriously. Should you happen to respond to or know anybody displaying these symptoms of depression ,  depression , do not hesitate a second, seek professional help or get immediately in touch with your local suicide hotline. Typical warning sign of suicide with depression include: These warning signs may mean that a person suffering from depression is at risk of committing suicide. The risk of suicide with depression is correspondingly greater if one of the following behaviours is new or has significantly increased and if the depression symptom is associated with a painful event, a loss or a change. Changes in mood Without any apparent reasons, you suddenly switch from intense sadness or despair to calmness and happiness. You constantly feel hopeless, helpless and particularly worthless and complain that you feel trapped. Such changes in mood are possible warning signs of suicide with depression . Developing morbid interests Most of your ‘favourite’ discussions and thoughts focus on “death” or on harming or killing yourself. You behave more recklessly, take unnecessary risks, such as speeding on dangerous roads, through red lights, etc. Such morbid interests are possible warning signs of suicide with depression . Losing interest in anything You do not show interest any more in daily activities you used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sex, pastimes, meeting friends, etc. You start putting affairs in order, such as writing or changing a will, giving away your possessions etc.  Losing interest in things one used to care about or possess is a possible warning sign of suicide with depression . How is depression diagnosed? Depression does not belong to the illnesses for which doctors can use special blood or other tests to help them make a definite diagnosis. The doctor’s most important tool to diagnose depression is ‘talking’; lab tests are rarely used. The diagnosis of depression usually starts with the doctor performing a complete physical to exclude the possibility that an illness or certain medicines might have triggered the depression symptoms .   In order to diagnose depression and be capable of effectively treating it, the doctor will want to know everything about your specific symptoms of symptoms ,  such as when they started, how intense they are, etc. The doctor will also inquire if you have already had similar symptoms of depression ,  if they were treated, and what treatment was prescribed. Every related detail, like your family history of depression and other mental illnesses, daily moods, lifestyle habits, and behaviours is extremely important for your doctor. Making a depression diagnosis is sometimes very difficult and time consuming because clinical depression symptoms are manifold. Despite of the fact that there is no such "depression test" that a mental health professional can use to diagnose your symptoms of depression ,  there are however a few features that your doctor will look carefully for in order to make the proper diagnosis of depression allowing proper treatment.. How are symptoms of depression treated? As depression often stays undiagnosed, attentive doctors and health care professionals do inquire about your mood and thoughts during a routine visit and may let you fill in a questionnaire to help identify possible depression symptoms .  If your doctor suspects a ‘depression’ and rules out a physical cause for your depression    he may start a treatment immediately or refer you to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health professional for further evaluation and treatment. To exclude other problems that may be responsible for your symptoms and allow a precise diagnosis, following exams and tests are usually performed:  a complete physical exam, some laboratory tests to ascertain the correct function of your thyroid, and a psychological exam that will evaluate your symptoms of depression . The mental health professional – a psychologist or psychiatrist – will decide about the most appropriate treatment for your depression .  He or she can choose between medicines, psychotherapy, or a combination of both treatments to treat the depression .   We are sometimes asked if electroconvulsive therapy is also commonly used to treat depression symptoms .   Yes, ECT treatment is a good option for people who suffer from depression symptoms and do not react positively on so-called depression medicines or who suffer from extremely intense depression symptoms . When to seek help for your depression symptoms When you realize that your depression symptoms overwhelm your normal day-to-day life and affects negatively the way you think, fell, behave, etc. and make you have serious difficulties at home or at work and that the cause cannot be clearly attributed to an event or situation, it is best for you to seek professional help. Discussing your situation with a qualified professional can help your depression from worsening if you experience Should you happen to respond to or know anybody displaying symptoms of depression ,  do not hesitate a second, seek professional help or get immediately in touch with your local suicide hotline. The fact that you may feel depressed over a shorter time is in no way a sign that you suffer from depression ,  and there is no need for you to worry. If you however realize that your depression symptoms persist, do not lose time and see your doctor. Types of depression There are many types of depression and each of them is different. The most common types of depression are major depression – also called clinical depression – and chronic depression – also called dysthymia.   Major depression is a common but also an extremely serious illness that can cause disabling effects and even lead to suicide. Major depression needs to be treated medically to achieve full control of the depression symptoms .  Dysthymia is a low- grade but long-lasting depression . The associated depression symptoms last usually for more than one year for children and minimum two years for adults. Further types of depression also exist; they display specific signs and symptoms and require other treatment. What is major depressive disorder or major depression ? The National Institute of Mental Health defines ‘major depressive disorder’ as follows: 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 symptoms are disabling and prevent a person from functioning normally. Some people may experience only a single episode of major depression within their lifetime, but more often a person may have multiple episodes of major depression . There are days where you may feel blue, depressive, or hopeless, but a couple of days later you feel fine again – you do not have to worry too much, you certainly do not suffer from major depression .  When you have major depression or clinical depression ,  your daily life and activities are seriously affected; the episodes of major depression symptoms last longer and disable you. While some people may experience only one episode of major depression in their lifetime, others may have recurring episodes of major depression symptoms . The problem with depressive illnesses is that most people suffering from the disorder never seek treatment and must live with symptoms that can be effectively treated. However, the vast majority of people with major depression or clinical depression can receive effective treatment and improve significantly both their depression and living conditions. For in-depth information, see Prgomet's Major Depression . What is chronic depression , dysthymic disorder or dysthymia ? The National Institute of Mental Health defines chronic depression ,  dysthymic disorder or dysthymia as follows: Dysthymic disorder, or dysthymia, is characterized by long-term (2 years or longer) symptoms that may not be severe enough to disable a person but can prevent normal functioning or feeling well. People with dysthymia may also experience one or more episodes of major depression during their lifetimes. In other words, dysthymic disorder or dysthymia is a chronic depression that is characterized by depressive low-level depression . The associated depression symptoms are less intense than those displayed by major depression , but chronic depression is still a serious condition although it is a low-grade depression . People suffering from chronic depression experience recurring symptoms of sadness and hopelessness. Chronic depression is most common in women and is said to be hereditary. For in-depth information, see Prgomet's Chronic Depression . What is atypical depression ? Atypical depression can display a few symptoms that are similar to those typical of major depression .  However, atypical depression does not possess the number of symptoms required for a diagnosis of major depression . The people who suffer from atypical depression usually show some of the following depression symptoms: They eat a lot more than they did before or they gain weight. They sleep much too long. They show excessive sensitivity to rejection. They react extremely intensely and worsen relationships at home and at job. They mostly feel tired and exhausted. For in-depth information, see Prgomet's Atypical Depression . What is postpartum depression? The National Institute of Mental Health defines postpartum depression as follows: Postpartum depression is much more serious than the "baby blues" that many women experience after giving birth, when hormonal and physical changes and the new responsibility of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. About three in four new mother experience the so- called “baby blues, but about one in ten of them will have postpartum depression .  Postpartum depression is a much more serious condition that needs to be actively treated. Women suffering from postpartum are said to be at increased risk for several mental disorders, including depression . For in-depth information, see Prgomet's Postpartum Depression .
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