Depression is the most important disease of our time!
When healthy people react emotionally to undesirable or disappointing events, such as distress, sadness, grief, these emotions are called depressive emotions. Depressive feelings are a normal part of life. What distinguishes the daily life of malaise and low mood from depression is the severity and duration of the symptoms of depression.
In order to be able to diagnose depression, the person’s complaints must have been lasting for at least two weeks and must have a negative impact on their professional and social life. There is no single cause of depression. It can occur due to the interaction of social factors or psychological reasons, as it comes from the genes of family roots.
Depression occurs when brain chemistry is disrupted. In other words, there is an imbalance between chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, noradrenaline produced by our brain.
The main symptoms of depression include pessimism, sad mood, pessimistic thinking, hopelessness, feelings of helplessness, guilt, not enjoying life, sleep and appetite disorders. In the emotional state, there may also be unhappiness, restlessness, tension, pessimism, fear and anxiety. There may be extreme anger. One cannot enjoy life. There is a feeling of emptiness, the person does not want to do anything. There may be negative thoughts about the future. Negative events from the past often come to mind. The feeling of regret is intense. Attention may be impaired. Forgetfulness may occur. In severe cases, the person may want to harm himself and suicidal thoughts may occur.
It takes 6 to 24 months if no action is taken for depression.
Medications and psychotherapy are used to treat depression.
If professional support is not taken, the risk of becoming chronic is very high.