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OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and depression are two distinct mental health conditions that can coexist and often present significant challenges for individuals. While they are separate disorders, they can frequently occur together, leading to a more complex and difficult experience for those affected.
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Depression – What You Need to Know
Depression is a serious mood disorder that affects the way you feel, think and behave. It can make it hard to function in work, school and relationships. Depression can also cause feelings of hopelessness and sadness. If you have these feelings, you should seek help from a health care provider as soon as possible. Treatment can ease your symptoms and shorten how long you’re depressed.
Psychotherapy (talk therapy) and medication are both important treatments for depression. Psychotherapy can help you learn to change unhealthy emotions, thoughts and behaviors. It can also teach you to manage stress. It can take time to see improvements with psychotherapy, but most people find that their depression improves over several weeks or months.
Medication can change the brain chemistry that causes depression. There are many different antidepressants. It may take a few tries to find the one that works best for you. It is important to keep taking your medication even if you don’t feel better right away. If you stop taking your medicine, your symptoms will likely return.
Your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms and your family history. He or she will do a physical exam and run some tests. Your doctor will also talk to you about your lifestyle and your relationship with others. This information will help your doctor decide if you have depression.
Depression can have many physical symptoms, including dizziness, headaches and digestive problems. It can also cause problems with sleep, such as trouble falling asleep or waking too early. It can also make you tired and irritable. Depression can also lead to weight loss or gain, which can have a negative impact on your self-esteem.
Several factors can trigger depression, but different people have different causes. Genetics can play a role — if you have a first-degree relative with depression, you’re three times more likely to have it yourself. Other factors include life circumstances, such as the death of a loved one, trauma or divorce, financial difficulties and isolation. Medical conditions such as chronic pain and certain medications can also cause depression or make it worse.
In children and teens, depression symptoms might look like sad or irritated behavior, trouble sleeping, feeling misunderstood or withdrawn, low performance or attendance in school, aches and pains, clinginess or a desire to stay home. If you notice these symptoms in your child, you should contact a mental health professional right away.
The ADAA offers support groups for people with depression and bipolar disorder. You can find a group in your area or start your own. The organization also provides free webinars to educate family members about depression and bipolar disorder. It’s important for people to have support from family and friends when they have depression. You can also get support from a therapist or a psychiatrist. If you have severe depression, you may qualify for social security disability benefits. You can find out more on the Social Security Administration website.