Depression

We all experience ups and downs in our mood from time to time. These ups and downs are our usual reactions to situations we encounter in our daily lives. Worrying and worrying are just as natural feelings as happiness and are necessary for our daily life. So when do these feelings start to create negativity? If it starts to disrupt our daily routines, if it continues for a long time, when its frequency and severity begin to increase, then we can talk about a disorder. So unhappiness and depression are the same thing? Absolutely not. One talks about mood, while the other talks about a psychological disorder. Many people use the term “Depression” to describe such feelings, but depression is much more than sadness. Depression occupies our daily life; It affects your vital activities such as working, eating and sleeping. It contains feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness. We begin to no longer want to do the activities that we used to do lovingly and voluntarily.

Depression is a very common disorder in society. Everyone can face this situation at some point in their life. In this case, the person feels sad and worried. He thinks about everything in a negative way, begins to see all events with a negative side and blames himself for what he has done in the past. Depressed people tend to be hopeless and believe they can’t get help, and they often blame themselves for everything. They are reluctant to participate in social activities. They have negative, hopeless and pessimistic thoughts about the future, about themselves and their environment. The depressed mood lasts all day and often does not go away. She feels helpless and thinks her life is meaningless. From this point of view, the person’s social relationships deteriorate and his performance begins to decline.

In order for us to talk about depression, some symptoms must continue throughout the day and for the last two weeks. So what are these symptoms?

ARE YOU DEPRESSED?

  • If you can’t sleep or if you sleep too much
  • If you notice an increase or decrease in your appetite,
  • If you have difficulty concentrating and remembering,
  • If you see yourself as helpless and hopeless,
  • If you can no longer enjoy what you loved before,
  • If you experience a decrease in your desire for activities of daily living,
  • If you feel a loss of energy during the day,
  • If you get angry more easily and see yourself more aggressive than usual,
  • If you have suicidal thoughts such as “Life is not worth living”, “I can survive even if I die” (in which case you should seek psychological help immediately),
  • If you have feelings of worthlessness and guilt,
  • If you have an increase in physical complaints such as headache, low back pain,

You may be showing depressive symptoms. In this case, you may need to seek professional help. And also; Social support, lifestyle changes, and developing emotional skills can also help you cope with depression.

MERVE KEVLEKCI

EXPERT PSYCHOLOGIST

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