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Major Depression

Major depression or clinical depression Definition The National Institute of Mental Health defines ‘major depressive disorder’ as follows: Major depressive disorder, major depression or clinical 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 . What is major or clinical 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 . Formularende Depression is a medical illness that can lead to quite a number of emotional and physical problems and that can make you feel as if your own life isn't worth living. Like diabetes or high blood pressure, depression usually requires long-term professional treatment. 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. What are the signs and symptoms of major or clinical depression ? The people who suffer from the disorder show following signs and symptoms:    Their sleeping habits have changed: they suffer from insomnia or hypersomnia – they do not sleep enough or too much and have difficulties to awake. Sleeping problems are possible clinical symptoms of depression . They find it now very difficult to concentrate on tasks or projects that they could handle easily previously. They can hardly remember details and take decisions. Concentration problems and indecisiveness are possible clinical symptoms of depression . They constantly feel hopeless, helpless and particularly worthless for the people around them and they regularly develop a pessimistic attitude. They are also convinced that their situation can but worsen and that nothing can be done to change that trend. Such or similar changes in feelings are possible clinical symptoms of depression . They constantly ‘generate’ negative thoughts, always feel guilty when something does not work properly and are no longer in a position to control them – no matter how much time and effort they put in these actions. Feeding negative thoughts and constantly feeling guilty are possible clinical symptoms of depression . They do not show interest any more in daily activities that they used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sex, pastimes, meeting friends, etc. Losing interest in daily activities is a possible clinical symptom of depression . Most of the time they feel awfully tired and physically drained. Performing any little work or small tasks is now exhausting and a burden for them. Losing energy and always feeling fatigued – without apparent reasons – also belong to the possible clinical symptoms of depression . They claim about a greater incidence of physical complaints that they 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 . They lose their appetite – apparently without any reason – or they cannot stop eating although they perfectly know that it is unhealthy and that obesity may cause them serious problems. Changes in appetite are often possible clinical symptoms of depression . Without any apparent reasons, they have changed significantly and they are now more irritable, extremely short-tempered and even much more aggressive than previously. Such or similar changes in mood are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Their alcohol consumption has increased significantly and they are on the best way to become addicted. Additionally, they behave increasingly recklessly. Increased alcohol consumption and freckles behaviour are possible clinical symptoms of depression . Their main thoughts focus on the idea that their 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 might be clinical symptoms of depression . Who is at risk for major depression or clinical depression ? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder – also called major depression – is the disorder No. 1 responsible for causing disability among U.S. citizens ages 15 to 44. More precisely, about 6.7 per cent of American adults over 18 experience major depression over their lifetime. Major depression can affect everybody: men and women, children, teenagers, adults but it is rarely diagnosed and professionally treated. Are women really at higher risk for major depression ? The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the largest scientific organization dedicated to mental health issues, writes that women are 70 per cent more likely than men to experience depression during the course of their lifetimes. Hormones are believed to be partly responsible for the emergence of the depression .  Women’s major depression risk increases significantly after pregnancy, during menstruation, and during menopause. Moreover, women are constantly exposed at increased stress at home and at work. They are expected to combine family life and career, and when required, to also care for the grandparents. A possible reason for the high percentage of women with major depression may be found in the fact that women are more likely to seek help, that is, to consult friends and family or to see a doctor and be diagnosed – and registered. Men generally react differently when experiencing symptoms of major depression .  Men rarely seek help, they do not want to speak to anybody, they want to keep their depression secret and try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. What are the signs of major depression in men? The vast majority of modern men still believe that major depression or clinical depression is a typical woman’s disease and do not or do not want to realize that millions of men suffer from depression worldwide – over six million men in the Unites States only – each year.  Why is depression in men commonly not recognized? The main reason why clinically depressed men are so reluctant about spotting their own depression symptoms and seeking professional help is that ‘ major depression ’ and ‘ clinical depression ’– in their understanding – are but other words for a typical ‘female condition’. From childhood men have been told to behave like men, that is, not be show emotions, and ‘to be strong’. It is therefore not surprising that men suffering from major depression or clinical depression will only speak about the physical symptoms of their depression . Both men and women are seriously affected by major depression – a disorder that can infer significantly in their relationships, work and other daily activities. The depression symptoms in men and women are actually very similar but expressed differently: Most common depression symptoms in men Men suffering from major depression or clinical depression do not show interest any more in daily activities that they used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sex, pastimes, meeting friends, etc. They lose their appetite – apparently without any reason – or they cannot stop eating although they perfectly know that it is unhealthy and that obesity may cause them serious problems. Their sleeping habits have changed; they suffer from insomnia or hypersomnia – they do not sleep enough or too much and have difficulties to awake. Most of the time they feel awfully tired and physically drained. Performing any little work or small tasks is now exhausting and a burden for them. While men usually tend to hide and repress their feelings, they become more irritable, extremely short-tempered and even much more aggressive than previously. Most common depression symptoms in women Women suffering from major depression or clinical depression constantly feel hopeless, helpless and particularly worthless for the people around them and they regularly develop a pessimistic attitude. They mostly feel sad and are also convinced that their situation can but worsen and that nothing can be done to change that trend. What are the risk factors for major depression ? Major depression or clinical depression can be triggered by a number of factors or a combination of them. Risk factors for major depression include: Genetics People with a family history of depression are principally predisposed to experiencing major depression or clinical depression that is said to be hereditary, and thus passes from one generation to the next one. Certain drugs Taking sleeping pills or some drugs usually prescribed for the treatment of liver disease or high blood pressure, etc. can increase the risk of developing major depression . Serious illnesses Living with a serious illness, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. predisposes to developing clinical depression . Personal conflicts Intense personal dispute within the family, with friends or at work can result in triggering symptoms of major depression or clinical depression . Grief Grief or sadness caused by the death of a loved person through accident, or loss through separation or divorce is likely to enhance seriously the risk of major depression in predisposed people. Social problems People who suffer from social isolation imputable to other mental illnesses or people who are ‘left aside’ by their own family or social organization are at great risk of experiencing major depression . Important events Not only negative events, but even positive ones, such as starting a new well-paid job with increased responsibilities, getting married, etc., can lead to major depression . Abuse of any kind People who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse during their childhood – that is, when they were under 16 – are likely to suffer from depression in adulthood. How Is Major Depression Diagnosed? There are no dedicated laboratory tests yet capable of diagnosing major depression or clinical depression . The diagnosis is therefore performed on the basis of the signs and symptoms experienced by the patient and of the doctor’s personal observation of the person's attitude and behaviour in general. However, mental health care professionals, psychologists or psychiatrists specialized in evaluating symptoms of depression are best qualified to determine major depression . The doctor will start performing a complete medical history and a full physical examination, then check if other mental health problems can be responsible for the reported major depression or clinical depression . He or she will most probably inquire about your mood and thoughts during the visit and may also let you fill in a questionnaire to help identify possible depression symptoms . Some blood tests and other laboratory work may be performed additionally to exclude that any other medical problem is the cause of the major depression .  An underactive thyroid – as well as alcohol and drug – can generate symptoms that are very similar to those of depression . How Is Major Depression Treated? Major depression or clinical depression can be treated by a number of treatments. A primary care doctor will usually prescribe appropriate medicine to relieve your depression symptoms and will suggest that you see a professional – usually a psychiatrist – specializing in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. The 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 .   Does Prevention against major depression exist? Preventive measures capable of effectively reducing the emergence of major depression or clinical depression have not been found yet. However, when early diagnosed and adequately treated, the severity of the symptoms of major depression can be reduced significantly. An early professional treatment of the major depression can improve seriously the quality of life.
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