How you can overcome depression?

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In the 20th century, Almost every single person in the rest of the world is a patient of depression.

According to the WHO, Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

What is Depression?

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that 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. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

Symptoms:

  • Feeling sad or in a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain
  • Trouble in sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss a lot of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year.

Treatment:

  • Medication
  • Psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

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