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Depression – What is It?
Depression is a serious mental health condition that causes feelings of sadness, despair or hopelessness. It can make it difficult to think, act or talk, and it may affect all aspects of a person’s life. Depression is treatable, and most people with the illness get better with therapy or medicine. Depression is often followed by relapses or a return of symptoms, so it’s important to stick with treatment.
A health professional will usually do a thorough evaluation, including an interview and physical exam. A blood test might be done to see if the person’s depression is caused by a medical problem like thyroid disease or vitamin deficiency (reversing the underlying cause would alleviate the depression-like symptoms). Family history, cultural and social factors and medications are also considered.
Most depression is caused by an imbalance of chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are used to send signals from one nerve cell to another. Many different types of antidepressants work by increasing the amount of these chemicals, such as SSRIs, SNRIs and other drugs that affect serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine. Some doctors try to find the drug that works best for each patient by experimenting with several, and some people need to take medication for long periods of time, even for life.
There are also certain lifestyle changes that can help, including regular exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough sleep. Avoiding drugs, alcohol and other stimulants is also a good idea, although this can be hard for some people with depression. Spending time with supportive family and friends can be helpful, as can finding a spiritual leader or religious leader to talk to.
If someone you know is having thoughts about suicide, don’t ignore them. Help them seek help and stay with them until professional help arrives. Call 911 or your local emergency number, or text TALK to 741741 for support and referrals to crisis centers and counselors.
People with depression have a higher risk of having suicidal thoughts and attempts than others, so it’s important to be proactive in helping them. It’s also important to help the person keep in contact with a therapist or other trained counselor and stick with treatment.
Symptoms of depression can include sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, persistent negative thinking and guilt or resentment. They can also be associated with changes in a person’s personality and increased feelings of anger, aggression or irritability.
Depression can be treated with psychotherapy or medicine, and it is often more effective if both are used together. Most people with depression can improve their symptoms, and about 4 in 10 experience remission of depression. However, if the illness goes untreated, it can lead to other illnesses, such as heart disease or dementia, and increase your risk of suicide.