We hear a lot about depression these days, but people of all ages continue to struggle with how to overcome a depression.
If you had been active in social media you would have noticed that even Deepika Padukone, who is a famous Bollywood star, has gone through depression.
This makes us wonder that if even a celebrity who seems to have everything in life, is battling with depression, what could be a possible reason?
What is depression?
Depression is usually connected with being sad and unhappy. But, that’s not all.
Depression is a widespread phenomenon. it is said that every 1 person out of 10, is prone to be suffering from depression.
Depression is actually a state of being unwell, or having a negative mindset about anything and everything. The main point is that there is no particular cause for being sad.
This is what differentiates the state of being unhappy from the state of depression,
In the former case, you have a cause to be so, such as a death in the family. Depression on the other hand is not associated with any particular cause.
There is also no age bar for depression. People of all ages who are suffering from depression experience high levels of anxiety, and negativity, which is a feeling that doesn’t leave them.
What are it’s symptoms?
The most common symptoms include loss of interest, loss of energy, sadness without any reason, being gloomy all day long, not being able to enjoy pleasurable things, not even those which you had liked in times gone by.
Even self harm is an evident symptom of depression.
The peak point of depression is said to be self harming, or suicidal indications. Unfortunately In extreme cases, this can become a reality.
What leads to depression?
As stated earlier there is no definite cause for depression.
Finding a cause can aid in a better treatment. It can be because of unemployment, family problems or any past trauma.
Some say that disapproval, or not being able to withstand the pressures and expectations of parents, colleagues and/or other people can also be a cause.
Depression can be serious, as it can harm both the individual and others around him/her. Getting help from a medical practitioner could be one method. Don’t be an expert yourself and start experimenting.
Doctors may also recommend anti-depressants. This may be in combination with other methods. But mostly it is seen that these medications can have side effects on the patient’s health.
There are also natural ways of overcoming depression which will be addressed more fully in a future blog post.
It is seen that often the patients can be cured or their mental health can be significantly improved through counseling methods.
Another method called “psychotherapy” is also quite useful and is usually done to detect the behavioral traits, like how you behave and react towards others.
Depression is most common among students and working professionals. In any country where the majority of the population is youth, lack of counselors is a serious problem.
Even though there is a wide spread acknowledgement of counseling needs in most societies many educational institutions have not included training for these in their curriculum.
Having these counseling experts as a part of a panel can often help people to identify depression at an early stage,and cut it off at the roots.
We need to understand that having expectations of our children or friends is reasonable but pressuring and forcing them is not okay.
Also, those who are recovering or have recovered from depression need immense support. Be strong pillars for them!
Hang out, have fun, do things together, but don’t judge. If they are resistant to do something, don’t force them. Let them take their own time.
It takes time to heal these wounds. Let them be themselves!
We should always remember that life is for us to enjoy, not to be wasted in stressing about things that we can’t excel in. It’s okay not to be up to someone else’s expectations. You will excel in many other things.
You can’t judge an elephant on the basis of climbing a tree. SEE, how irrelevant that is?
Likewise, don’t let people judge you. Be yourself and achieve your goals the way you want to.
ALL these small things can help you to rule out depression.
Let’s do it together people. Bye-Bye depression!!
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