Depressive Disorder

Depression is one of the most frequent mental diseases in the United States. Globally, 322 million people struggle with it.

A chemical imbalance in the brain can be a simple explanation for depression’s onset, but the condition is considerably more complex. The biochemistry of depression is still a work in progress. Per, National Institute of Mental Health, there is a complex interplay of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological influences.

Moreover, depressive disorders are characterized by the aforementioned confluence of symptoms, they offer you the tendency to go into a depressive state following a stressful or upsetting life event. There are some people who go into depression after being dismissed from a job while others just bounce back from their initial anguish and disappointment.

You may experience the following symptoms of depression:

  1. Depressed mood
  2. Loss of interested in pleasure activities
  3. Sleep issues
  4. Appetite changes
  5. Excessive guilt
  6. Changes in energy level
  7. Changes in your concentration/focus
  8. More irritability or moving slow
  9. Feeling hopeless or thoughts of suicide

 

In the field cognitive behavioral therapy, many experts feel that distorted negative thinking is the primary cause of and exacerbates depression. Your depression is caused by negative beliefs and opinions you have about yourself. As a result of the significance you assign to your thoughts, your emotions will follow suit. You’ll be better able to deal with the incident that set off your sadness if you can get rid of your skewed, negative thinking.

Along with CBT the medications can help your depression. 

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