What is depression? Its causes, symptoms and domestic remedies

Do you want to know what depression is?  Depression is a disease that nearly a third of the world’s population suffers from. Nowadays it is common for people to have tension due to work pressure, failure, disappointment or shock.

There are many people who are unable to get out of this worry because of grief, disappointment and helplessness and their condition persists for months. Due to this kind of anxiety, man does not feel like doing any work and he remains lost all day long. They are not able to take care of themselves properly, nor can they do any work properly. Given this type of symptom, it is said that the person is a victim of “depression”.

Today in this post we are going to elaborate on what is Depression? And what are its symptoms and treatments? If you are also suffering from depression then do not worry, in this post, the measures to remove depression will also be explained. The problem of depression usually begins in adolescents or from the age of 30 or 40. But looking at the figures for depression in India, it is estimated that it can happen to people of any age. Due to not being treated for depression at the right time, the person may have to face a lot of problems.

According to data from the World Health Organization, more than 400 million people around the world suffer from depression. In India alone, the number of people suffering from depression has crossed 5 crores. However, women are more likely to suffer from this disease than men. Therefore, depression is a serious problem that needs to be treated at the right time. So let’s try to understand the different aspects from the beginning and first of all let’s know what depression is?


What is depression?

Depression is a psychological disorder, in which the patient feels very depressed for a long time, and becomes completely alienated from things that keep you happy or even traditional things. So he doesn’t like to go to work, nor does he like to talk to anyone.

Depression is a disease that affects both the conscience and body of a person. This affects the way we think and act and can lead to many emotional and physical problems.

Usually, people with depression are not able to continue their daily life as normal, because they have no desire of any kind due to depression. It should be noted that depression is one of the most common diseases in the world.

Today, most doctors treat depression as a chronic disease that requires long-term treatment. Some people with depression experience anxiety only for a while, but in most patients, the symptoms of depression recur and last for a lifetime.

Through proper treatment and treatment, the symptoms of depression can be reduced, even if the symptoms are severe. The right treatment can also improve people’s sense of feeling with depression, usually, within a few weeks, the treatment of depression enables them to return to the normal life they enjoyed before it.

Types of Depression

There are many types of depression or depression, some of which are in which the person is in depression but keeps smiling, and there are many depressions that are deep.

Severe depression or great depression is a bit difficult to prevent, but it involves a number of types that vary according to circumstance and cause, some of which last for a short period of time and other lasts for a long time, and some appear as the result of hormone changes and other consequences are due to changes in the weather. You can understand them according to the symptoms.

Here are the different types of depression and its symptoms according to which you can find out what type of depression or depression you have.

Acute depression (severe depressive disorder)

Severe depression is also known as severe depressive disorder. It affects your normal life a lot.  And its symptoms last for several weeks or months which you are normal. During the severe depressive disorder, you feel inferior and worthless, or you go to do the work that threatens you. Its main symptoms are:

  • Disappointment and sadness.
  • Not able to sleep for a long time.
  • Lack of energy and extreme fatigue.
  • Feeling less hungry or eating more.
  • Pain in the body.
  • A decline of interest in activities.
  • Impaired concentration and memory.
  • Inability to make decisions.
  • Thinking about suicide.

Chronic depression (chronic depression)

Chronic depression is also known as chronic depressive disorder. which lasts for two years or more. This includes symptoms of depression that are in most cases less severe than the acute or severe depressive disorder. Before this depression, public life and personal relationships generate a kind of stress. And given that it’s a prolonged depression, it can be difficult to distinguish between its emerging symptoms and the general condition. Therefore, it is believed that the patient is part of it and depression is a part of it. This includes the following symptoms:

  • Sadness or disappointment.
  • Low self-esteem and lack of a sense of competence.
  • Don’t pay attention to things you’ve done before.
  • Changes in appetite and sleep.
  • To distance from society.
  • Not having a feeling of joy.

Bipolar disorder (bipolar disorder)

This type of depression is known as manic depression or bipolar disorder. This spoils the mood of the person. Therefore the patient moves from a state of intense joy to a state of acute depression and sadness. Its symptoms last for up to a week and include the following symptoms:

  • To feel very sad.
  • Lack of power.
  • To pay attention with difficulty.
  • Not sleeping.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fierceness and nervousness.
  • Overconfidence.
  • Dangerous and unusual behaviour.

Mental depression (mental depression)

It is a form of severe depression or depression, characterized by a psychological symptom. This affects performance and thinking, and the patient becomes detached from reality and suffers from psychological symptoms. This includes the following symptoms:

  • Auditory and visual hallucinations, such as seeing people or hearing voices that are not real.
  • Alienated from reality.
  • Confusion and belief in delusional thoughts.
  • Problems sitting and walking.

Labour-related depression (delivery depression)

About 80% of pregnant women are exposed to this type of depression, and depression associated with childbirth occurs during pregnancy. It continues especially for the period before delivery and up to 4 weeks after birth. However, it is considered only after delivery. Its symptoms appear during pregnancy and along the date of birth, and it is caused by severe hormonal changes, which cause chemical disorders in the brain. And its symptoms include:

  • Extremely sad.
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Nervousness and anger.
  • Anxiety and obsession about the health of the newborn.
  • Difficulty in taking care of loved ones and newborns.
  • Thinking about harming yourself or the child.

Menstrual depression (periods of depression)

It is one of the depressive disorders that accompanies menstruation and involves psychological and physical symptoms. These occur before the date of menstruation and continue during it. This is due to the hormonal changes that the woman had at the time. It can disrupt life’s performance. and can cause difficulties in carrying out relationships with others. This includes the following symptoms:

  • Depression and severe sadness.
  • Cramps and swelling in the breast.
  • Pain in the joints and muscles.
  • Fierceness and nervousness.
  • An increase in appetite.
  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Trouble concentrating and sleeping.

Seasonal depression (seasonal depression)

It is one of the types of depression associated with some seasons of the year, which often occurs during winter and its symptoms begin with the autumn season. This is caused by a lack of light and a decrease in the intensity of sunlight and its causes. Its symptoms include:

  • The desire to sleep.
  • To distance from society.
  • Overweight.
  • A sensation of vain.
  • Telepathic thoughts of suicide.

Smiling depression (smiling depression)

It is one of the most dangerous types of depression because the patient wears a smiling mask and hides behind it. This is the real psychological pain that people around him don’t feel. Because they arise from cheating, and the patient practices his life without showing it naturally noticeable. Psychological changes and their symptoms include:

  • Changes in appetite between excessive and complete loss of appetite.
  • Insomnia or prolonged sleepiness.
  • To feel guilty for no reason.
  • lowness
  • Lack of interest in normal activities.
  • High work efficiency.


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