Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent state of sadness and loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Everyday events can negatively affect people's mood. The person who feels sad due to daily events may feel better again with positive developments, but people with depression do not feel better depending on the events. For this reason, it would be an erroneous approach to conceptualize all daily sadness or short-term pessimism as depression. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how people feel, think, and do daily activities. It can lead to various emotional and physical problems. It can also reduce people's ability to go to work and work. What are the symptoms of depression? Major symptoms of depression: General aversion, decreased interest, inability to enjoy things that used to be enjoyable Low energy and tiredness Decreased ability to concentrate and distraction Thoughts of inadequacy, worthlessness and guilt Decreased or increased sleep Changes in appetite and weight Life-threatening thoughts These symptoms are common in many people with depression It can be severe enough to cause problems in work, school, social activity, and relationships with others. It should be known that the severity, frequency and duration of the symptoms can vary depending on the person. In addition, the symptoms may vary according to the stage of the disease.
What are the types of depression?
Depression may differ in each person according to its causes and symptoms. Determining the feature of depression provides convenience in terms of treatment. Atypical features: Temporarily happy with certain events, increased appetite, excessive need for sleep, and depression with hypersensitivity to rejection. Peripartum (postpartum): Depression that occurs in the postpartum period, from a few weeks to a few months after birth. Seasonal features: Depression triggered by periods of less exposure to seasonal changes and sunlight. Melancholic features: Depression with aversion to something that was previously pleasurable, depression with worsening mood on waking early in the morning, weakness or agitation. Depression is a medical condition that requires treatment. The earlier the treatment is started, the more effective it is. Depression can usually be treated with medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two.