Clinical Depression

Are you growing up with more of negative thoughts? Do you feel extremely sorrow or depressed for no reason, hopeless about life and keeping away from you're friend circle? Have you started thinking on these problems in a stronger note? May be you are going through ignorance since such thoughts has not trapped you to their zenith level? Well! If any of such abnormal condition is running in you or any of your dear ones; do make sure you have laid emphasis on further analysis of the signs & symptoms that are actually anti-life.

Clinical Depression

Clinical Depression is a kind of mental disorder where the victim suffers from a thought of immense sadness, extreme feel of hopelessness, feel of self guilt and keeps isolated from the social world. The medical condition is also known as a Major Depression. However, most people fail to believe that these symptoms, which suggest depression, can be an illness. There are lots of patients suffering from undiagnosed clinical depression in the current times. In most of the cases, either the patient himself or the family members fail to recognize the symptom is a disease and may require diagnosis and treatment.

The following array of our article will focus on the common causes, symptoms and treatments for the mental illness called the Clinical Depression or Major Depression.

Causes Of Clinical Depression or Major Depression: The Root Of All Problems!

Human being gets encountered with some kind of deep sorrow or crisis, which make us totally hopeless. Such feeling breaks us down to the deepest level. Many times it happens that such immense sorrow, sadness or depression leads to a disrupting behavior of the person. The victim avoids social activities and remains isolated while suffering with depression, negativity, hopelessness, and self-guilt feelings. Though Clinical Depression or Major Depression is observed in all age groups and both the genders. It has been found that about 25% of adults do suffer from such a kind of mental illness and more than twice the percentage of women meet with clinical depression than men.

There are some major reasons behind the mental sufferings. Let us discuss below all the major causes of Clinical Depression or Major Depression.

  • In women, depression may occur during pregnancy or while the post delivery period.
  • Females during puberty, menstruation and menopause may suffer from clinical depression because of hormonal changes.
  • Family problems, work stress, personal issues, raising children as a single parent or being single for long, or mid life crisis may cause Clinical Depression or Major Depression.

Common Signs & Symptoms Of Clinical Depression or Major Depression: Identify your illness!

Understanding of the symptoms and signs of Clinical Depression is important to prevent damaging conduct and deterioration of mental illness caused by depression.

Symptoms and Signs of Clinical Depression or Major Depression -

  • Lack of interest in professional as well as personal works.
  • Problematic signs while keeping concentration on hold.
  • Intense feeling of sorrow, restlessness in mind and hopelessness.
  • Regular attraction towards negative energy and serious negative thoughts.
  • Thoughts of self-harm, like thoughts of suicide or constant suicidal attempts.
  • Loss of sex drive and a depressed sex life.
  • Severe isolation or difficulty dealing with the society.
  • Feeling of self-guilt and a feel of uselessness about self.
  • Common symptoms of fatigue and restlessness.
  • Signs of either weight gain or weight loss.

Possible Treatments For The Clinical Depression Or Major Depression: Because Every Illness Except Ignorance Has Its Remedy!

Sicknesses are always treated with hope of complete recovery from illness. Treatments are tried in lab research and human trial. Lab test or relief from symptoms measures the results of the treatments. Improvement of symptoms caused by depression follows decrease of mental anguish and more of enjoying natural surrounding. Here below are some of the possible ways you can treat Clinical depression or help your loved ones coming out of the misery.

Professional Treatments for Clinical Depression or Major Depression: Take Help From Professionals

Clinical Depression or Major Depression may not get better if not treated. Treatment involves consultation with physician, lab study and prescription of medications. Alternative or additional treatments to medications are ECT and the Talk Therapy (psychotherapy) or both in a combined form.

  • Medicinal Treatment (Drug Therapy) For Clinical Depression: Medications prescribed for depression are also known as antidepressants. Depression is classified into several sub type depending on list of predominant symptom. There are many kinds of antidepressants available in the US market. The anti depressants are selected depending on type of depression individual may be suffering. Antidepressant helps to relax the mind, relieve anxiety and various other symptoms of mental illnesses. Antidepressants actually help in getting back the essential chemicals to the brain in appropriate level and solving the cause of depression. There are patients who suffer from hallucinations. Here your physician will prescribe anti-hallucinating medications that would help to relieve symptoms. The dosages may be altered from time to time following psychotherapy and counseling.
  • ECT or Electroconvulsive Therapy for Clinical Depression: ECT or Electroconvulsive Therapy involves passing of low voltage electric current, which stimulates brain and nerves resulting in convulsion. The treatment has been tried for several years and helps to reduce symptoms of severe depression. Treatment is often tried in patients with symptoms of intense depression resulting in suicidal thoughts or other harmful acts on self. This therapy actually helps in relaxing the patient's mood and gets it to normal or a temporary constant phase. ECT therapy is a safe treatment.
  • Treatments Via Talk (Talk Therapy): Talk therapy is something where the health care provider or the counselor will allow you to discuss your problems, know about your feelings, your changing thoughts and try finding out an effective solutions accordingly. Cognitive Behavioral Talk Therapy where you are made aware on how to fight against the depression. Psychotherapy guides you to understand and make an adjustment to cope up with the underlying issues associated with clinical depression. Group Therapy, where the patient is allowed to discuss about the illness with other people having the similar kind of issues.

Personal Treatments for Clinical Depression or Major Depression: Assistance From Personal People

Someone has rightly said, "There is no better doctor than a friend who reads your mind!" It is always good to talk to someone dear who understands you, or who reads your mind and who can actually help you coming out of the suffering or can help you talk to an appropriate professional for your proper diagnosis and treatment. A soulful friend, relative or anyone understanding you, can be a great helper in understanding your thoughts and feelings, providing your with the emotional support you actually want during depression condition and also guide you towards a good mental health care provider for your medical treatments.

An Inspiring Note For The Patients Suffering With Clinical Depression or Major Depression: "A Hope For The Hopelessness!"

There is nothing that cannot be achieved. All it needs is a positive attitude. It is very much obvious, during the phase of depression, people lose self-esteem and get attracted towards the negative side of the life. Individual suffering with depression may follow the quote to maintain positive attitude "The only disability in life is a bad attitude!" Keep a greater attitude towards life and have a strong feel about making the challenging period of adverse condition look the best of your promising life.

"People who love to live will always find a way to life."

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: June 27, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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