The term ‘Depression’ means a state of mind that is characterized by the feelings, sadness, emotions and everything that affects a person’s thought. Due to this one may lose interests in daily life activities, overeating, retain information, making choice and etc.

Types of Depression:

  • Major depressive disorder (major depression)
  • Dysthymic disorder (Dysthymia)
  • Psychotic depression
  • Postpartum depression (Postnatal Depression)
  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Signs of Depression:

  • Hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Weight changes
  • Restlessness
  • Fury
  • Loss of energy
  • Irresponsible actions
  • Remain confused

Depression is a main factor leading to the suicide mainly in youngsters. Because the hopelessness that comes with the depression makes to feel like that suicide is the only way to escape from the pain.

Causes of Depression:

  • Loneliness
  • Lack of social support
  • Recent stressful life experiences
  • Family history of depression
  • Marital or relationship problems
  • Financial strain
  • Early childhood trauma or abuse
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Unemployment or underemployment
  • Health problems or chronic pain

Tips To Avoid Depression:

  • Cultivating supportive relationships
  • Getting regular exercise and sleep
  • Eating healthfully to naturally boost mood
  • Managing stress
  • Practicing relaxation techniques
  • Challenging negative thought patterns
  • Ask for help and support
  • Take professional help
  • Building emotional skills
  • Share views with someone