Depression shouldn’t be a Taboo Anymore
Depression is a serious but highly treatable kind of disorder that affects and worse kill thousands of people from all walks of life and gender. There are different symptoms of depression per cases, sometimes it includes persistent sadness, anxiousness or “empty mood,” and a feeling of hopelessness. There’s also instances that they couldn’t enjoy the hobbies and activities they once had enjoyed.
According to Psych Central, a person with depression often feels guilt, worthlessness and helplessness. They also will likely to develop insomnia, early-morning awakening and over-sleeping. For some people, it may also cause weight loss or overeating and weight gain.
Psych Central also cited that “feeling down or feeling like you’ve got the blues is pretty common in today’s fast-paced society. People are more stressed that ever, working longer hours than ever, for less pay than ever. It is therefore natural to not feel 100% some days. That’s completely normal. But what differentiates occasionally feeling down for a few days from depression is the severity of the symptoms.”
According to them a typical depressive disorder cases can feel those symptoms for longer than two weeks. They can also cause you disturbance to carry on your normal daily routine. Most of the time, people who suffer from depression wouldn’t agree that they are, you’ll only notice it when he/she gradually withdraw from their active life and enjoyment of living. That is why it is very important to understand the symptoms and causes of depression.
Help People Fight with Depression and Carry on with Their Lives. Here’s 13 Reasons How:
1. Read more about depression.
You have to educate yourself about depression. You have to really understand depression’s symptoms, consequences and everything about it to support them better. According to Deborah Serani, the author of the book “Living with Depression,” some people assume that if a person with depression has a good day, they’re cured. “Depression is not a static illness. There is an ebb and flow to symptoms that many non-depressed people misunderstand. The truth is that depressive symptoms are lingering elsewhere, hidden or not easy to see, so it’s important to know that depression has a far and often imperceptible range,” she also shared with Psych Central.