Depression is one of the most common illnesses in the world. More than 264 million people are currently suffering from this debilitating disorder that is pushing them towards disability. Currently, the number of depressed patients around is increasing day by day. Sadly, depression is a disease that many do not understand or do not want to accept.

Depression is a terrible mental disorder. People who suffer from this disease can't do anything for themselves, they don't get any encouragement, they don't talk to anyone properly, they cry all day long. Day by day the situation gets worse.

Depression affects not only the person's own life but also disrupts the entire family.

If you want to get rid of depression, you must first understand why does that happens? what are the symptoms of depression?  Read this article, you will get everything you need.

Why does depression occur?

it is not possible for everyone to determine the origin of this disease. But to my knowledge, there are some common or primary causes for depression are as follows:

1. Major changes in the way of life:

Any major change in life, such as a person retiring r losing a job, or a sudden loss of income, can lead to depression.

2. Sudden divorce:

Many people get depressed when they get divorced, even if they remarry.

3. Insecurity or loneliness:

Disagreements or lack of relationship with close people can cause depression.

4. An insult from someone:

Physical and mental neglect from loved ones can cause depression.

5. Illness:

Physical illness can cause depression.

6. Side effects of any major disease:

Many times person can suffer from depression even if he is suffering from a major disease.

7. Effects of medication:

Some people become depressed s a result of taking certain medications.

6 Major Signs of Depression

How do you know if you or someone close to you is suffering from depression? Here, I will discuss the 6 major signs of depression.

1. Negative attitude:

Sadness, hopelessness, and frustration will surround you. Negative attitudes will continue to appear in everything.

2. Reluctance to work:

You will gradually begin to lose interest in your hobbies. You will not be encouraged in any work. Lying down all day will seem to be the easiest thing to do and everything else will seem to be a burden. Once you get depressed, you will find no interest in the job you once enjoyed.

3. Prolonged insomnia:

Prolonged insomnia is a symptom of depression. Eighty percent of adults who suffer from depression have insomnia. Many physicians believe that proper treatment of insomnia can alleviate the severity of depression. If you have long-term insomnia, you may be suffering from depression.

4. Exhaustion:

Exhaustion will consume you if you suffer from depression. So when you see that you are exhausted, not motivated by anything, then you understand that you are a patient of depression.

5. Loneliness:

Depression will make you think of yourself as one. You don't like the company of family and friends. Socialization will often become unbearable. Loneliness will surround you which will make the illness worse.

6. Lack of attention:

Depression puts you in a daze and you can't concentrate properly on anything. You cant listen to others with the mind or take part in any discussion.

How to fight depression?

I am going to hare some tips from my personal experience that can help you relieve yourself or your loved one from depression. Let's take a look:

  • To get rid of depression you need to bring daily life into a routine
  • Since you don't want to do any work in depression, you have to set goals to work little by little every day.
  • Exercise or do you regularly to keep your body and mind healthy.
  • Go to bed just in time and get rid of insomnia.
  • Think positive, not negative.
  • Spend time in pleasurable work.
  • Consult a psychiatrist if you are not relieved of depression.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you learned a lot about depression from the above discussion. If the symptoms are found in you or your loved one then there is nothing to worry about, it can be cured with proper treatment. Take care of yourself or your family, encourage the mind, enjoy life, then depression will not touch you.



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