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How To Identify Depression And Look For The Best Treatment For It?

By: @katewestall


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Depression is a major mental ailment which is often ignored by most of the people. It eats up the wellness of the mind and occurs for a long period of time. It hampers the daily routine and normal functionalities of life. However, the good news is that depression can be cured through a variety of ways.

What are the signs which indicate a state of Depression?

A depressed person is sad, anxious, or in a void state of mind for a prolonged period. The person with such disorder deliberately suffers from a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, guilt, and pessimism. He shows very little interest in making the pleasurable experience and has no hobby. Gradually he is left with little energy and loses appetite too. At present, since, depressions is considered to be one of the most dangerous diseases that slowly kills people, make them go through a poisonous stage, it requires immediate medical attention from different stages.

The different types of disorders of Depression

  • Major depression
  • Melancholia
  • Psychotic depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Antenatal and postnatal depression
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Dysthymic disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Different people experience different types of depression

  • Men suffer from a feeling of guilt and worthlessness and thereby lose interest in pleasurable activities.
  • Women suffer from depression which is a result of biological, hormonal and psychosocial factors.
  • Teens and children generally suffer depression caused by biological changes or even out of emotional factors.

Depression can be cured with medication and therapies

Depression, however, is curable even in its worst case. Several antidepressants and therapies or both can improve the state of a depressed mind. The first step is to identify the illness be it yours or anyone around and proceed with making an appointment with the doctor or health care specialists.

Psychological Treatments: The most effective treatment is perhaps the talking therapy which helps in manipulation of the way the person thinks and behaves. Along with a combination of medicine and psychotherapy, depression can easily be cured to a large extent.

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT): This treatment has a record of success for it has treated patients belonging to a wide range of ages, including children, adolescent, adults, and older people. The therapist of CBT identifies the behavior patterns and help to create a more positive and realistic approach towards life.

Behavior therapy: This therapy encourages rewarding and pleasurable activities and pushes the person against avoidance and withdrawal. This can also be done with the help of interpersonal therapy.

Problem-solving therapy (PST): PST therapists aim at preparing the person to cope with stress by implementing step by step process. This therapy provides realistic solutions in a short span of time.

Psychotherapists offer fruitful and more effective approaches to depression treatment.

Online services to treat depression: In today's world, depression treatment is just a click away. Several therapy programs, DVDs, CDs, and different mobile apps providing Health care services are also helpful. Hence a teen who is suffering from such disorder and refrains from visiting therapists can openly talk to a therapist via computer screen personally.

Medical treatment: Medical treatment of depression involves antidepressants. It works in treating moderate to severe depression and some anxiety disorders. In addition to that antidepressants can have side effects like nausea, sweating, dizziness, agitation, weight gain; etc.which must be notified to the consultants at once.

The different types of antidepressants include:

  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Noradrenaline-Serotonin Specific Antidepressants
  • Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors, etc.

Depression Treatment involves a prolonged period of care, understanding, and compassion. More importantly, the person needs to get back the self-confidence. 

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