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Treatment For Depression

Treatment For Depression

Treatment For Depression

Depression is a type of disorder in human beings which is related to mood that involves a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest. This is the different feeling from fluctuations of mood which experienced in daily life. At present time, it is one of the common mental disorders in our country.

Major causes of depression are loss of a job, history of depression in family, stressful routine, financial issues, death of loved one, working without a break, insomnia and hormonal change in females like – menstrual cycle, pregnancy, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, premenstrual dysphonic disorder, side effects of some medicines are such causes of depression. In this article I’ll suggest some common symptoms and depression treatments.

Depression can interrupt your daily work that can result in loss of time and decrease your productivity. There are certain conditions that are believed to get worse because of depression, which include: 

  • cardiovascular disease
  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • obesity

It is vital for you to make sure that everyone of us feels down at some point of time, and it is considered as a normal part of life. However, in the event that you are feeling miserable or hopeless on continuous basis since a long time, which is hampering your daily life, odds are that you may be suffering from depression.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Depressed mood
  • Reduced interest in activities that you used to enjoy previously
  • Loss in sexual desire
  • Losing weight without dieting
  • Loss in appetite
  • Experiencing difficulties in sleeping
  • Sleeping more than required
  • Slowed movement and speech
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things

For several individuals, who are suffering from depression and its symptoms can be easily seen in their daily activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Whereas, there may be some individuals who may generally experience down or unhappy without being able to realize the actual reason behind the same.

Treatment for Depression

Psychotherapy – There are certain Psychotherapy, such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that can help you cope with depression. Psychotherapies are the first option for treatment in case of mild depression.

Antidepressant medications - Antidepressant medications are prescribed in case of moderate to severe depression, however, they are not suitable for children and for adolescents, it may be prescribed under certain cautions.

Electroconvulsive therapy In the event that drug treatment failed to resolve severe cases of depression, electroconvulsive therapy can be recommended.

Get Depression treatment in Bhopal

Depression is treatable, any treatment for depression should coincide with a healthy diet and a regular sleep schedule and managing symptoms. Depression treatment in Bhopal usually involves four components:

Support: Mentally supporting the patient by probing there cause of depression. This can range from discussing practical solutions and possible causes to educating them and their family members. Discussion about their past experience or unfortunate activity.

Psychotherapy: Some options include one-to-one counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) also known as talking therapy that involves regular face-to-face sessions with the counselor to find the solutions for emotional problems.

Drug treatment: Drug therapy involving the use of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor), MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor), and SNRIs (Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor). Doctor may prescribe atypical antidepressant and Tricyclic antidepressant that work on specific neurotransmitters.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Electrodes are placed on the patient's scalp and electric currents are administered to the patient's brain under the effect of general anesthesia, triggering a temporary seizure. ECT is one of the fastest ways to relieve symptoms in severely depressed or suicidal patients. It's also very effective for patients who suffer from obsession or a number of other mental illnesses. ECT is generally used when severe depression is unresponsive to other forms of therapy.

If you or your loved one is suffering from depression, you should visit our Depression clinic in Bhopal.