There are many different kinds of depression and many different facts on depression. Depression is responsible for being the most recorded form of disability in the world.
This statistic covers all kinds of depression including Bi-Polar disorder, manic depression, clinical depression, post-partum/natal depression, pregnancy-based depression, S.A.D, and many more. But there is one thing that they all have in common.
What is that you might wonder, many people will positively agree that the condition of depression feels like your brain is in prison which you cannot break out of. Another way of describing depression is – many sufferers feel like they are in a very deep hole and cannot find a way to get out of it.
What are the symptoms of depression exactly?
You will notice that depression will show itself in so many different ways that it can be hard to know when it is depression and when it is not. For example, women who have had a traumatic birth, for example, may feel that they are suffering from Post-Partum/natal depression, but on further examination can be discovered to be actually suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
People are not always aware of what is going on because their difficulties and problem to be more of a physical nature rather than the mental nature. They will affirm to themselves that they are just under the weather or feeling a little run down. But, if you cross off four or five of the following symptoms, or even more of them then it is likely you are depressed and should visit your GP and ask for some help.
Do not be ashamed to ask for help, contrary to how some people feel, it is not a sign of weakness, you are going made, you are losing the plot, no one is going to laugh at you and there is most definitely nothing to be ashamed of. It is a natural illness just the same as Flu, Pneumonia, toothache, etc.
How do depression pills make you feel?
Many people who become depressed are a little disillusioned by the fact that they believe that depression medication is the ultimate cure for depression, but they tend to be disappointed when they find out that this is not the case. They find out that the medication does not work as well as they had hoped. So just to summarize on this point, depression tablets and pills are usually designed to work in partnership with other treatments and therapies.
Some anti-depressants have active ingredients which match the active ingredients in other drugs used for different conditions such as drugs to help patients to stop smoking. Always check the active ingredients in all your drugs, read the advice sheet included with your prescription carefully before you start to use your drugs. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to contact your doctor and make sure everything is OK and safe.
So what is the difference between minor depression and major depression?
So what exactly is the difference between minor and major depression?. Major depression is when a sad mood lasts for much, much longer than just a few days, it can be life-threatening as people tend to think a lot about committing suicide, energy levels disintegrate, the feelings of guilt and it is all your fault increase dramatically. Whereas with minor depression you will find that you only really need someone to talk to and very little intervention, you might even get away without needing to take any medication. It feels more like a feeling of just being a little bit run down. This is one of the most important facts on depression one must know about.
What is the relationship between depression and eating disorders/issues?
Eating disorders with or without the added complication of depression is a very complicated issue to deal with, normally accompanied by some kind of psychological illness and anxiety of some description. The problem can begin for a whole manner of reasons from:
• Peer pressure,
• Models and celebrities being very thin leading the sufferer to attempt to build the perfect body in the same way,
• A form of control. The sufferer has a feeling that she has lost control of her life so she tries to regain control by means of how she controls her eating habits.