Everyone, at least once in their lifetime have heard the term depression. It is so often expressed in a casual tone when one seeks to express a season of sadness.
However, depression is not by any means a casual emotion. Depression is a mental illness that has quite serious symptoms for some individuals to the point of disrupting their day-to-day activities, inclusive of work and school.
As you continue reading you will gain a quick understanding of depression, symptoms to observe and possible treatment options to consider.
What is Exactly is Depression?
Depression is a mental disorder that impacts how you think, act, and feel. It is often accompanied with feelings of deep sadness even with once before enjoyed activities.
Symptoms of Depression
For each person depression symptoms are different. Common depression symptoms include:
- Decreased appetite
- Feelings of sadness
- Lost if interest in activities once loved
- Increased or decreased sleeping
- Feelings of hopelessness, empty or worthless
- Inability to focus or concentrate
- Suicidal ideation
Treatment of Depression
Depression should not be taken lightly. It is critical that you seek help in the form of counseling (psychotherapy) from a therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist. Depression is also treated with the use of medication.