Depression is a psychiatric illness that affects about 350 million people worldwide. It produces a change in mood characterized by profound sadness. It also associated with feelings of bitterness, hopelessness, low self-esteem and guilt.
Some factors for depression are:
- Traumatic events,
- Drug use,
- The use of certain types of medications like amphetamines and
- Even genetic factors can act as triggers for depression.
If you are sad or depressed, you are all liable to go through unpleasant and stressful events. Disorders of sleep and appetite appear. Even the interest in activities that have always given pleasure and satisfaction ends.
The depression may have the following symptoms:
- Unintentional weight loss or gain,
- Excessive daily insomnia or excessive drowsiness,
- Constant fatigue or loss of energy,
- Permanent feeling of guilt and worthlessness,
- Difficulty in concentrating,
- Suicidal ideas,
- Change in libido.
How to Overcome Depression
Depression is a disease that requires systematic medical follow-up. Mild cases tend to respond well to psycho treatment. In severe cases, the use of antidepressants works well.
The use of natural antidepressant can help counteract the side effects of medications.
The physical activity associated with pharmacological and psycho treatments represents a vital resource to reverse the picture of depression.
St. John’s wort aids in the treatment of sleep disorders and even insomnia. Natural remedies based on Piper methysticum, known as Kava Kava controls anxiety and mild depressions.
In food, the banana holds a potent compound called tryptophan. It helps the body produce serotonin. It is, in fact, a neurotransmitter responsible for the sense of well-being. It improves mood, reduces anxiety, preventing depression from settling in the body.
Depression is a disease like any other. It is not a sign of madness, laziness or irresponsibility. If you get discouraged and think that life has lost its grace, seek a doctor. Early diagnosis is the best way to put life in the axes.
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