Depression is is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living. This is the definition that Mayo Clinic gives us to describe depression. According to WebMD Symptoms of depression include, Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions, Fatigue, Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness, Pessimism and hopelessness, Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much, Irritability, Restlessness, Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex, Overeating, or appetite loss, Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away, Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment, Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings, and Suicidal thoughts or attempt.
If you have any of these symptoms please see a doctor as soon as possible, there have been many cases of the year of 2019 where people have not got the help they needed because people mistake depression and “feeling blue” as the same thing. The difference between the two is that when you’re “feeling blue” it passes eventually and doesn’t effect things like your appetite.
There are many stages to depression and many different ways to see depression. There is major depression with symptoms such as despondency, gloom, or grief, difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, lack of energy and fatigue. There are more symptoms on Healthline, Depression is very dangerous to humans if not treated right away. Most people tend to assume that teenagers have the most depression and that tends to leave adults and kids out of the mix. The age group with the highest rate of depression is females of the ages 40-59 years old, and the youngest are teenage boys the ages of 12-17.
If you believe you have depression contact your doctor to talk about therapy, and medical treatment. National Institute Of Mental Health (NIMH) claims “Depression, even the most severe cases, can be treated. The earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is. Depression is usually treated with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. If these treatments do not reduce symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and other brain stimulation therapies may be options to explore.” If you believe that you or a loved one has depression, seek help immediately and make sure to tell the doctor any symptoms you have seen.