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Depression Symptoms and Treatment
Depression Symptoms and Treatment
While the symptoms of depression can be difficult to identify, it is one of the most common forms of mental illness. In fact, 80% to 90% of people suffer from depression, and nearly all patients respond to treatment. To determine the underlying cause of depression, physicians must perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation. This evaluation involves interviews and physical exams, as well as blood tests. While depression can have many different causes, such as biological or chemical imbalances, reversing any of these would improve the prognosis for the patient. During the evaluation, health care providers will also explore a patient’s medical history, as well as any cultural or environmental factors that may have contributed to the condition.
The symptoms of depression can range from sadness to irritability to anger. They may also interfere with sleep, concentration, and decision-making. Eventually, the depression can even cause weight gain. While some of these symptoms are common, others can be more severe and last longer. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, it is crucial to seek professional help as early as possible. Depending on the symptoms and the duration of the depressive episode, it may be appropriate to seek professional help. If you feel that a loved one is experiencing depression, call 911 or visit a mental health professional.
In addition to the above treatment options, psychotherapy is a good way to combat depression. It involves a variety of approaches and techniques that include individual sessions, family sessions, and couples therapy. Individual sessions can help the patient identify the underlying causes of depression. Individual and group therapy sessions help people cope with similar situations. While depression treatment usually requires several weeks, it is possible to see significant improvements within a few sessions. Psychotherapy can also be used in conjunction with medications to make depression more manageable.
Those who are experiencing depression can also find support through the ADAA. The group offers hope and support for people suffering from bipolar disorder. There are also DBSA chapters across the country, which are usually run by volunteers, and allow participants to interact with other people who have suffered similar challenges. As well as addressing the problems of those who suffer from depression, DBSA offers free webinars on the subject. It is also important to find a local support group in your area.
Major depressive disorder is a common medical illness that affects the way people think, feel, and behave. Sufferers of this disorder experience prolonged feelings of sadness, disinterest in activities, and hopelessness, and may even have difficulty working. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment may be long-term or require psychotherapy. If the symptoms persist for more than two months, treatment may be needed. Fortunately, most people recover from depression after receiving treatment.
A number of different factors may cause the symptoms of depression. Some people may be genetically predisposed to developing the condition, while others may experience a stressful life event. Even a simple physical illness may trigger depression. For example, a person suffering from depression may stop talking to family and friends, or even stop trying to socialize. In such cases, depressive episodes can lead to a downward spiral. Moreover, a relationship breakdown may lead to low mood, limiting socialization, and drinking excessively.