Early Detection of Depression Symptoms for Proper Diagnosis and Treatment

Most of us make the mistake of thinking that when we feel down and blue for a day or two, we assume that we are already experiencing depression symptoms. As a matter of fact, use of the term “depressed” have become so common that it is already being likened to experiencing sadness.

On the other hand, there are people who have felt so much sadness for weeks to months and deny that they are in the state of depression.

Technically, depression is not that sad feeling you may experience for one to two days before feeling better. It is more than that. Depression symptoms can last for weeks to months and even years if left untreated.

Being truly “depressed” is more of like a heightened emotion that can make a person vulnerable and unable to function properly. This means, you won’t be able to perform daily activities, you won’t bother to get out of bed or even get dressed, you won’t be able to do errands or you won’t even care to socialize and talk to friends.

In reality, depression is something to be very concerned about. There are people who can actually handle their depressive episodes but there are also people who need help and support just to get back on their feet. As mentioned earlier, the reaction of some people to depression is much worse – they develop suicidal tendencies.

It is very important to be aware of the clinical depression symptoms so that you can have it diagnosed and treated properly. Most people who suffer from clinical depression are in denial. They tend to brush off the idea and pretend that they’re okay; they’re just sad; and that the feeling will eventually fade. The more they deny to people and even to themselves that they need professional help; it becomes harder for them cope.

Depression symptoms can vary in adults and in children. This is also the case for men and women. For adults, if you’ve been in a “depressed” mood for more than a week and you’ve a few of the symptoms below, it is time to seek professional help:

• Crying spells
• Feeling sad or blue
• Significant decrease or increase in appetite
• Lost of pleasure or interest in usual activities
• Changes in sleeping patterns such as excessive sleeping or inability to sleep
• Significant weight gain or weight loss
• Loss of energy or fatigue
• Irritability or agitation
• Having trouble concentrating
• Isolation tendencies from family and friends
• Thoughts of suicide or death
• Feelings of excessive guilt or worthlessness

In children, they may experience the classic symptoms mentioned above but they may also exhibit other symptoms like persistent boredom, poor school performance and frequent complaints of physical problems like stomachaches and headaches. It is actually easier to spot the symptoms in children than in adults.

In adolescents, depression can be harder to handle because they are at that stage where they are not afraid to take more risks and to show less concern for their safety. In a depressed state, they would show behaviors like getting hooked into drugs or alcohol, driving at excessive speed or recklessly and engaging in unprotected or promiscuous sex.

Depression is defined as the “state of low mood and aversion to inactivity”. It will make a person feel sad, empty, anxious, worthless, guilty and so on. The causes of depression are just as complex- ranging from biological and genetic to environmental factors.

Studies show that it affects more than 19 million Americans every year. If left undiagnosed, ignored and untreated, it is actually one of the leading causes of suicides.

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