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What is Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder, commonly known as ‘Depression’ is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders. Lifetime prevalence of Major Dependence Disorder varies from 11 to 14%. The disorder is characterized by symptoms like low mood, lack of energy, lack of interest in activities of daily living or even other enjoyable activities, decrease/ increase in sleep,appetite and sexual desire(usually decreased). In more severe cases, one becomes pessimistic about future, feels helpless, many feels suicidal or life is not worth living and if untreated, some commit suicide or attempt self harm as well.

Depression is the commonest psychiatric disorder which leads to suicide. The above symptoms have to last at least 2 weeks before being diagnosed as Major Depressive Disorder thus excluding simple day to day mood changes which may happen to anyone. Mainstay of treatment is antidepressant medicines and psychotherapy. For mild depression, psychotherapy may alone suffice but for moderate to severe depression, antidepressant medicines are the mainstay.

Symptoms:

  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Angry or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest in activities such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, insomnia.
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss.
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Feelings self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

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