What is depression? +Everyone experiences sadness from time to time, but depression is not just having the “blues”. It is a complex mental… Read More
What are symptoms of Depression? +The list is not complete, and not everyone who is depressed experiences all of these symptoms. The severity of symptoms… Read More
What are the reasons for becoming depressed? +We are still not sure what causes depression. Experts say depression is caused by a combination of factors, such as… Read More
Is depression treatable? +Yes , Treatment of depression involves medicines and Counseling / Psychotherapy. Whereas medicines treat the chemical imbalance in your brain, counselling helps… Read More
Can depression be cured? +Yes, Depression like any other illness is completely curable, if treated properly with appropriate medicines & for adequate duration. Read More
How do medicines help to treat depression? +Medicines for treating depression are called antidepressants . They correct the chemical imbalance in the brain that Causes depression. Modern antidepressants… Read More
What is the duration of treatment? +Usually treatment for depression is to be continued for about 4-6 months, after feeling completely well, to avoid relapse. Some… Read More
Can Depression recur? +Yes. Recurrences are common. Even though the initial episode of depression may resolve, a long lasting change in the biology… Read More
Will life be normal again after depression? +Yes , depression is one of the illnesses in which full cure is possible and gets back to normal life gradually. Read More
We are still not sure what causes depression. Experts say depression is caused by a combination of factors, such as the person's genes, his biochemical imbalance in the brain his personal stressful experiences and psychological factors.
Low levels or imbalance of certain neurotransmitters cause depression. Neurotransmitters are little messenger chemicals that carry signals from one nerve cell to the next in the brain. There are several different kinds that are involved such as serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine.
Stressful life events, such as a serious loss, difficult relationship, financial problem can also trigger a depressive episode by overwhelming a person's ability to cope
Some depression runs in families. Researchers believe that it is possible to inherit a tendency to get depression..
Depression can be the result of various diseases. People suffering from an under active thyroid, anemia, heart attack, stroke, cancer, or diabetes may be at a higher risk for depression. This can be caused from the stress of the illness or the illness itself. Some prescription medication can increase the risk of getting depressed. Eating habits, sleep patterns, and lack of exercise may contribute to depression tendencies as well.
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