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Depression – What You Need to Know
Depression is a mental health condition that causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness and lack of interest in life. It is more common in adults but can also affect children and older people. It is a treatable disorder and can improve with treatment.
The disorder is diagnosed by a doctor using a guide called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). Your symptoms do not have to be all those listed to be considered depressed. It may take a while to get the right diagnosis but it can help with treatment and your quality of life.
Your risk of depression can be increased by a number of things, such as being in a stressful situation, having low self-esteem, or having a family history of depression. Your personality and the way you think may also play a role in your likelihood of becoming depressed.
Lifestyle changes, including exercise and eating well, can often help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. Talking therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can also be helpful.
Medications, such as antidepressants, can also be effective in treating depression. However, they have to be taken consistently and at the correct dose for them to work effectively. Your doctor may recommend several different types of medications before finding the one that works best for you.
Antidepressants change the way your brain works, by affecting the chemicals in the brain that cause you to feel down or sad. They come in a variety of forms and can be taken as tablets, capsules or liquids. They can also be combined with other medicines or supplements.
If you are taking an antidepressant, it is important to remember that it can take weeks or months before the medicine will be fully effective. This is because it can take time for the brain to get used to its new chemicals and to make them work as they should.
Some antidepressants can have side effects, such as nausea and weight gain. These side effects should be reported to your doctor or therapist so they can be treated promptly and safely.
Your doctor might also suggest that you see a mental health professional for talking therapies. They may be a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist, and will help you deal with the problem by teaching you how to cope better with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
You might need to attend regular sessions with your therapist, which can be brief or long-term. Depending on the severity of your depression, you may need several sessions to make progress and learn the skills that will help you get better.
There are many ways to treat depression, but most people respond best to a combination of treatment. Your doctor might suggest medication, lifestyle changes and psychotherapy.
It can be hard to talk about your problems, but it is important to do so if you are feeling down or unmotivated. You might also find it useful to visit a support group, where you can share your experience with others.