Meaning of the word 'depression' and serious consequences
If we call 'depression' as 'by-product' of technology and modernity, then perhaps it will not be wrong. Actually, almost every person is more or less the victim of this depression. If we talk about data, then you will get some concern knowing that more than 300 million people all over the world are suffering from this depression disease and according to a report of World Health Organization, about 8 percent of India's population is partially or completely is in the grip of Depression. If we discuss the most dangerous result of depression, very often depressed people commit suicide. In our country and India too, about 18 percent people commit suicide every year or else, they try to commit suicide. On an average, 8 lakh people commit suicide every year in the world. Whatever it is now, we cannot turn our face from any challenge or problem, because the other name of life is struggle with which we fight every moment or every day. So let's first understand depression in this article and then know about some effective ways to deal with this depression disease:
What is depression ?
According to a Psychiatric Association of America, 'Depression is a common and serious medical illness that puts negative effects on your thinking, functioning and ability to feel. Fortunately, the treatment of this depression is available in the world. There are many direct and indirect causes of this depression, such as physical illness or physical exploitation, financial constraints, job loss, inferiority complex or social esteem for any reason. Similarly, college students too can easily become a victim of depression. There can be many reasons for this, such as the study pressure of college students has increased a lot these days and they have to face many problems like new responsibilities, personal finance management at the same time. Sometimes it is very challenging for these students to start their new life in a college, hostel or PG in an unknown city, which usually increases their sadness and stress levels. Now if you as a college student will keep a good knowledge of depression, then you will never be afraid of depression and you will be able to live a balanced life.
Identify depression like this
Some of the common symptoms found in people suffering from depression are -
- Depression / feeling of sadness or emptiness for a long period.
- Lack of interest in things or tasks that looked good before
- Sleeplessness or sleep pattern breakdown
- Difficulty focusing on your studies
- Feeling anxious or restless most of the time
- Severe cases of depression include thoughts of dying or suicide or, sometimes, suicide attempts.
- Unintentional weight loss or loss of appetite
- Without reason
If you feel that any one of these symptoms is in you, then you should consult a good doctor or psychologist without any delay. In the present times, people have already become very aware about the harmful effects of this problem. So now, it has become easier for the youth to break their silence to discuss this problem and discuss how to face this problem. Even if you do not want to go to any doctor or psychologist regarding this matter, you must still talk to someone on this issue who you can trust just like any member of your family.
Correct treatment of depression is also necessary
The first and most important step in the treatment of depression is to identify this problem. By identifying, we do not mean to try to find the root cause of this problem because it is really very difficult to understand the exact cause of depression. But identifying and acknowledging that you are suffering from a disease or problem of depression is the main thing in itself. Once this problem is identified, it becomes very easy for you to discuss this issue with a person, friend, relative, teacher etc. There are many examples when you talk to someone on this issue who can help you a lot in overcoming depression. Especially in the early stages of depression, you can get a lot of benefit from discussing this issue. In case of suffering from depression, it is very important for any person to discuss this issue with other people and their well-wishers.
However, as the problem progresses, you may have to undergo medical treatment. At such a time, the importance of a good therapist is revealed. Therapists or psychologists also encourage healing through dialogue. But when you talk to a member of your family, their methods are much more effective and result oriented than this. Therefore, if your problem increases, you must consult a psychiatrist in this matter. But this usually happens when the disease of depression starts appearing physically in you. This happens mostly in very severe cases of depression or, people who have not got treatment for their depression for a long time, they have to seek the help of a good therapist.
Some other effective remedies and ways to avoid depression are - exercising regularly, doing your favourite tasks, spending some time with nature, improving your diet and sleep patterns, not consuming alcohol or other drugs and being healthy lifestyle.
Common types of depression:
It is a condition of depression where a person's mood sometimes changes normally and sometimes abnormally as 'mania'. These periods of mania vary, as mild mania in people is known as hypomania and when it reaches its peak, this mania severely affects the patient's life. People suffering from two-sided depression think a lot about committing suicide. Some common symptoms found in people suffering from two-way depression-
- Fatigue, insomnia, and lethargy
- Unnecessary pain, and mental discomfort
- Disappointment and loss of self-esteem
- Irritability and anxiety
- Indecision and disorder
Major Depression Disorders
You may have heard of the term 'clinical depression'. When people talk about clinical depression, they usually refer to 'Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)'. Some of the common symptoms of major depression disorder are as follows -
• depressed or bad mood
• Do not mind doing the work of your choice
• Changes in weight and sleep patterns
• fatigue and difficulty concentrating
• feeling oneself as a burden on all or a sense of guilt
Seasonal Agitation Disorder (SAD)
If you feel that you are experiencing depression, sleepiness and weight gain during the winter season but you feel all right during the spring season, then it is possible that you are suffering from seasonal aggravation disorder of depression. It is usually caused by a change in the normal circadian rhythm of the body. The natural light entering our body through our eyes affects this rhythm. Therefore, any change in the duration of the day and night causes disturbances in this rhythm, which increases problems like insomnia, sleep deprivation and depression.
Why is medical treatment necessary for depression?
It is very important to seek medical attention for depression. For this it is very important that you understand the type of depression you are suffering from, and get your treatment done. Different types of depression require different types of therapy. The sooner you identify your problem, the sooner you can solve this problem. However, if you do not receive any medical help in time or do not identify the problem of depression, then depression will have a fatal effect on your life if you do not get treatment for an extended time.
Many people are afraid to believe that they are suffering from depression because any mental illness is still seen as a stigma in our country. There are also many people who refuse to accept it as a disease. Similarly, talking to patients about their depression problems is often the biggest challenge. Therefore, if you suspect that you are suffering from any type of depression then seek medical help without any delay. If you know someone who is suffering from depression, then try to understand it and then, explain it well to him so that he can get his treatment as soon as possible.