What is depression?Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or an injured self-esteem. But when feelings of intense sadness — including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless that last for many days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally, your depression may be something more than, this can be more serious and even result to suicidal if left unattended to.
Depression or depressive disorder is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. … Feeling sad on frequently basis or having a depressed mood
Signs that will show that someone is in depressed mode include:
- Low energy and low self esteem
- Sometimes a depressed person may loose appetite
- sleeping too much or not sleeping at all Insomnia
- loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
- A feeling that nothing matters and everything is pointless, and having suicidal thoughts
Some of the most effective treatments for depression include psychological counselling and medication. Exercise has been shown to help, and it’s important to maintain habits. Even if you have no plans for the day, get up, have a bath and get dressed. Stay involved with your social circle – see your friends and family regularly, and talk to people.
If someone you love has depression, it’s important to support them as much as possible, without judging. Listen to what they have to say, and don’t tell them to “cheer up” or that it’s all in their head.