Depression, a real health issue?

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Depression is not simply a state of mind; millions of individuals throughout this world are also suffering it as the severe mental health issue it remains. Similarly, one does not embody the symptoms associated with having cancer in correlation with the outcome that was produced thus far from a day in which they deem horrid.

Whereas, we are often self-deluded by believing in the idea that we, in fact, eat as a consequence of our hearts personal desires and delights residing in a select variety of dishes, the anatomy of our body’s are dependent solely upon receiving the right amount of nutrients. There are endless scenarios that I can list in order to depict the never-ending cycles misconstrued within today’s societies, but I would like to remain focused upon the task-at-hand.

“When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can cause pain for both the person with depression and those who care about him or her. Doctors call this condition “depressive disorder,” or “clinical depression.” It is a real illness. It is not a sign of a person’s weakness or a character flaw. You cannot “snap out of” clinical depression. Most people who experience depression need treatment to get better.”

This is nothing to be taken lightly…

“Many factors may play a role in depression, including genetics, brain biology and chemistry, and life events such as trauma, loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, an early childhood experience, or any stressful situation.”

Sadness is only a small part of depression. Some people with depression may not feel sadness at all. Depression has many other symptoms, including physical ones. If you have been experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms for at least 2 weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

“Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood. Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness. Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities. Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down.” Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions. Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping. Appetite and/or weight changes. Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts, Restlessness, irritability & Persistent physical symptoms.”

If so, know that major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States and you are not alone.

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