. Often, there too is an identifiable cause for the depression. A family member may have just passed away, the person may have just gone through a breakup or divorce, lost his job, went bankrupt, or was recently diagnosed with a fatal disease. Or he may just be under a lot of stress. A great number of things can lead to depression. But there are also cases when a person becomes depressed for no apparent reason.
Depression in elderly adults with other physical illnesses increases their risk of death. For example, nursing home studies have shown that depression correlates with higher chances of dying after a heart attack. Additionally, depression generally lasts longer in elderly adults. That’s why it’s very important to make sure that any elderly person you care about is treated promptly if they show symptoms of depression.
Depression is a common, treatable problem that anyone can develop. Although many people may assume that a person suffering from depression simply needs to ‘snap out of it’, this is not the case! There are things that can be done by the individual or their peers to alleviate the symptoms and aid the road to recovery.
The human condition is one that brings with it what is often called “moods”. You can be in a good, bad, high, low or indifferent mood. It is normal to experience all these moods at different times. Some of these moods can be started by conscious events in our lives whilst at other times we may be unaware of why we feel a particular way. Sometimes there may be a physical reason for feeling one of these moods.
Clinical depression is also known as major depression and unipolar depression. It is a mental disorder characterized by low mood and low self-esteem. It negatively affects the way you feel, you think and you act. People suffering from depression often lost interest in all activities. Clinical depression doesn’t mean feeling sad for a few days. It affects eating habits, feelings, body, mood and even ability to work.
Depression is a common problem that impacts many people in all walks of life. Symptoms can include persistent sadness and hopelessness, anxiety, lethargy, changes in sleep patterns and appetite, and a loss of pleasure in formerly enjoyed activities. In severe cases of depression, pharmaceutical drugs may be appropriate. However many milder cases of depression can be successfully managed using natural methods, including the use of supplements. It is advisable to check with your health care practitioner before using a new supplement.
Depression is often thought of as a female issue, which derives from the fact that women are twice as likely to experience this condition, but it’s also because women are more likely to seek help. It makes sense in a weird sort of way. I mean, if a guy won’t even ask for directions, how likely is it that he’ll ask for help? That being said, I do believe that, more and more, men are choosing mental health over machismo, a trend that has, no doubt, gained momentum in these times of economic hardship.