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Most Common Treatments for Depression

If you’ve been following the article on depression in this blog, you now know what causes depression and what its symptoms are. And whether you’re familiar with clinical depression or not, you may be curious about the ways people deal with depression. Most Common Treatments for Depression Because every case of depression is different, there are many different treatments, and each person responds to them differently. Entire books have been written about how to treat depression , but I will give a quick overview of the three most common treatments for depression in this article. You can find here →  A Detailed Overview of the Treatments for Depression . What are 3 most common ways people deal with depression? 1. The first treatment, you may be surprised to learn, may have nothing to do with drugs or therapy. Many people, especially those with mild cases of major depressive disorder, or those with situational depression , are able to treat their symptoms with a combination of lifestyle

Depression In Women: Understanding the issues

Depression In Women Depression in women is more common than depression in men . This is due to rapid hormone changes and stressful situations. Women handle social pressure and stress very differently than men do. In fact women are more likely than men to experience depression. While the causes of this are unknown, it seems to lean towards the hormonal changes a woman experiences throughout her life. Hormones play a big part in a woman's feelings. From the time a woman begins adolescents, goes through pregnancy and experiences menopause, the female body is constantly changing. The fluctuation of these hormones creates bloating, irritability, moodiness, and fatigue. All these symptoms can cause depression in women. Depression in women can also occur in cultural situations. The role women are expected to play in society can put a lot of emotional stress on a woman. In most cultures it is the woman’s responsibility to take care of her husband, her children and perform daily hou

Teenage Depression: Statistics, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Teenage Depression Teenage depression , as the name suggests, affects teens (aged 12-17) in a very high number. During this phase, teens go through a feeling of sadness, loss of interest and discouragement. It affects every aspect of a teenager life. Their performance at school and other activities get affected. They might also start self-loathing or drug abuse, commit violence or suicide. These are just a few important symptoms of teenage depression. The list is actually big. Hence, if you find a teenager to remain sad and low for a prolonged period of time, you must seek help from a medical expert.  Teenage depression also known as adolescent depression is a state where a teenager feels sad, remains depressed and loses interest in daily activities of life.    Read more:   Depression in Children and Teens: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Teenage Depression Statistics It is very important to understand the worldwide common teenage depression facts in order to know the seve

How to Help A Teenager with Depression

How to Help A Teenager with Depression Sometimes the signs of teenage depression can be easy to miss. In fact, at times it may be hard to distinguish between teenage "growing pains" and depression . The information and tips in this article will empower you to help a teenager with depression. Is It Just "Growing Pains"? A little moodiness and angst are often familiar traits of being a teenager. But changes in mood like persistent irritability, talks of being worthless, guilt, lack of enthusiasm and talks of suicide are red flags that something's amiss. Signs of Teenage Depression Here's a list of the signs and symptoms of depression in teens . If you've seen these behaviors in your son or daughter for the past two weeks, get help right away. (Teenage girls are more likely to suffer from depression than teenage boys.) Behavioral and Physical Symptoms - Withdrawal from friends and family - Loss of interest in activities - Getting too much or too little

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

After the delivery of a baby, amidst all that happiness and excitement, telling people that you are feeling depressed is quite a challenge. Not only would they be shocked, they might even wonder what is wrong with you. But the truth is that one in every four new mothers gets affected by Postpartum Depression (PPD). Moreover, it is not just the mother that suffers from depression; at times, men are also said to fall victim to this medical condition (though that is very rare). Postpartum Depression It is least expected for  depression  to set in right after having a baby and that is exactly when postpartum depression is triggered. At one end, the new mothers are elated with joy over the arrival of their baby, whereas at the other end, they are depressed with feelings of irritation and a severe dislike not just for themselves, but the baby as well. Postpartum depression sets in within the first week of childbirth and lasts for a few days. Also known as ‘baby blues’, this condition ca

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, Self-care, Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Seasonal affective disorder ( SAD ) is a type of recurrent depression. It is sort of mood disorder which usually occurs during the fall of winter and increases as the winter months progress. People suffering from this kind of depression have otherwise perfect mental health. Severity of it varies from person to person. People with severe seasonal affective disorder might be affected by bipolar disorder . Individuals who experience similar symptoms in summer are supposed to be affected by reverse seasonal affective disorder. SAD is also known as ‘winter blues’, ‘seasonal depression’ ‘winter depression’ or ‘hibernation reaction’. With SAD, an individual experiences signs of depression like fatigue, disinterest in daily activities and lethargy as the winter months approach and the daylight period begins to decrease. Whom does SAD affect Women are more vulnerable to SAD than men are Children and adolescents People between ages of 15 to 50 years Someone wh

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :