What Is Depression?
what causes depression
Why is half of the population suffering from depression?
Feeling sad or lost, or just not in the mood to talk to anyone is one common human behavior associated with fatal accident, the death of a loved one, or just tiredness from a routine life, or life struggle. But when feeling of intense sadness — worthlessness, hopelessness, and helplessness lasts for many days to weeks and disrupt the normal functioning of a person such as going to the office, keeping up with relationships, etc.
“You might also be suffering from depression, but you are not aware of it.”
Most people often felt depressed or sad at times, and sometimes having such feelings is normal, but when these feelings get prolonged and intense they might lead to a more severe mental disorder called clinical depression. Clinical depression is medically treatable. However, it’s patient often find it hard to accept this disease at its early stages.
Why is depression difficult to diagnose and treat?
Maybe you are someone dealing with occasional sadness or depression caused by an unforgettable life experience – which is normal human behavior. However, when these feelings become overwhelming, involve physical symptoms and last for weeks and sometimes months, and keeps you away from leading an active life – that’s when you should get serious about it and seek medical advice. The general physician can help you by screening you for depression and help you manage different symptoms.
Because when depression left untreated, it can get worse and last for months and in some cases for years. Mainly clinical or major depression can cause untold suffering and possibly lead to suicide. Recognizing the symptoms of depression is one nerve wrecking task that makes diagnosing it very difficult.
In fact, half of the people who experience symptoms of depression never get diagnosed and treated for this illness.
One out of 10 people battling with depression commits suicide, that is why treating depression is lifesaving.