Thursday, April 21, 2011


Depression is a state of mind in which an individual feels sad,un happy,blue or down in dumps, most of the people feels depression whether they are on any part of world.

Causes Of Depression :

There is not a true cause of depression fount still and there may be no exact cause of it as well.because every other individual is depressed by his or her own family,career,relationships,health or there may be thousand reasons of depression as is a state of mind which vary from individual own perspective of his or her mind and difficulties in life.after all these below listed factor can also contribute in rising in depression or may causing it which is mostly seen :
1. Alcohol or drugs
2. Certain life events which may break one’s heart
3. Illnesses
4. Deaths
5. Social isolation
6. Loneliness
7. Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
8. Sleeping disorders

Symptoms Of Depression :

People with depression always sees the other things and aspects of their lives in a negative manner.they are unable to find the problems of their in a positive manner.following symptoms ca be easily and clearly seen in a depressed person:
1. Restlessness.
2. Fatigue.
3. Lack of energy.
4. Thoughts of death or suicide.
5. Lack of interest in own self or family beings.
6. Lack of eye contact.
7. Hopelessness.
8. Agitation.
9. Extreme difficulty concentrating.

Diagnosis Of Depression :

Beck's Depression Scale Inventory or other screening tests for depression can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Major depression is diagnosed if a person reports having five or more depressive symptoms for at least 2 weeks.

Treatment Of Depression :

Drugs which are used to treat the depression are called antidepressants.
The drug which is mostly used is (SSRIs) the complete abbreviation is Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors it is used more than any other antidepressants. Some more common names of other types of antidepressants are : fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), fluvoxamine (Luvox), citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), venlafaxine (Effexor) and duloxetine (Cymbalta).
Other majorly used medicines to treat depression are: tricyclic antidepressants, bupropion (Wellbutrin) and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
People who have psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, usually need antipsychotic medications.
The other methods used for treating depression are talk therapy, counseling, mind changing, helping, playing, parties, fun, outings and laughing therapies with friends.

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