Depression & Its Symptoms
Depression is a very commonly used and often misused term. It is important to know that depression is a mood disorder and should not be seen as very casually. A change in one’s mood or behaviour can exist for shorter periods of time that range from a day to a few days but if it persists then it is an area of concern. For a situation to be identified as depression, the symptoms should be present for at least 2 weeks.
On the onset, depression negatively affects an individual both physically and mentally. It causes one to have a lowered mood and also loss of interest in activities that are normally enjoyed by the same individual. Depression while more prevalent in adults is now also happening with children, but the treatment is a lot faster. Depression occurs due to different reasons ranging from a stressful work environment to failure personally or professionally, loss of a close one and also due to separation or divorce.
Here are a couple of symptoms that highlight a case of depressionFeeling of guilt and worthlessness
Irritability and instant anger
Persistent sadness, lowered mood and anxiousness
Restlessness resulting in lack of concentration & decision-making ability
Extreme intake or resistance of food
Insomnia or oversleeping
Reduced pace of regular activity