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What is Depression And Anxiety And How To Overcome It?

Do you know what is depression and anxiety and how to overcome it? We have listed signs and symptoms to make you understand the issues.

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Overcome depression and anxiety

We always discussed it. There are so many different types of anxiety and depression. Let's talk about it. What is depression, its main cause/ root of these problems and how can we overcome them.

While anxiety is primarily characterized by concern, tension, and fear, depression is primarily characterized by a sustained gloomy, depressed or hopeless mood. Depression is a mood disorder that can affect daily life and is also marked by a lingering sense of melancholy and loss of interest.

SOME MOST COMMON SIGNS OF DEPRESSION

  • The feeling of laziness and aggression. 
  •  Loss of interest in hobbies. 
  •  The feeling of insignificance. 
  • Poor concentration
  •  Constant suicidal thoughts. 
  •  Sleeping too little too much. 
  •  Change in appetite. 
  •  Slow talk and taking extra time in replying
  • Constant repetition in particular gestures. 
  •  Indescribable physical problem. 

CAUSES OF ANXIETY 

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  • Facing continues difficulties
  • Being long-term unemployed
  • Struggling with an abusive or uncaring relationship
  • Being in long-term isolation or suffering from loneliness or prolonged work-related stress
  • These are major causes of anxiety than recent life stresses. 

    The conditions may vary from one person to another. There may be a possibility that sometimes the person is suffering from both anxiety and depression. So, it is advisable not to suffer anymore, go for recruiting anxiety counselling to learn how to deal with anxiety attacks.

HOW THEY ARE DIFFERENT

The major difference is the symptoms of depression and anxiety which makes them little different. Depression is the stage of the feeling of sadness where a person loses interest in their loved ones and also has no energy and interest in any activity in this stage sometimes people may think about hurting themselves. 

In the stage of anxiety one is unable to control fear and worry however, worry and fear are normal parts of life but when they are excessive, they can be one sign of anxiety disorder, and if it gets worst anxiety counseling could be needed.

Mainly symptoms of depression, are observable enough in their daily activities or routine, such as relationships, work, and performance. Some may commonly feel downcast and sad without knowing the exact cause. 

DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS

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After knowing what is depression, it is very important for us to know what the  Common symptoms in teens/children are similar to adults but some of them may vary. 

  • Mostly in younger ones, symptoms may include constant aggression, irritation, difficulty in sleeping and loss of interest in studies & other activities. Loss of interest in hobbies and interaction with friends and family. 
     
  •  On another side, key causes of depression among teens include constant loss of performance in studies, games, public speaking, and other curriculum activities. They start doing wrong acts, to catch the attention of friends and surrounding people, like, the usage of drugs and alcohol, and smoking.
     
  • Constant fight with others, loud speech. Constant daydreaming, which includes self-created characters and considers the real world, leads to Maladaptive Daydreaming.
     
  •  Rapid, also unexpected changes in mood and behavior

DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS IN ADULTS

Depression in older adults is not a normal thing. Old-aged people are always found neglecting to recruit help from professionals. Which is, unfortunately, the most important part to be noticed about them. 

  • Loss of memory 
  • Physical problems, or hormonal changes in older adults. 
  • Sleeping disorders, change in appetite, loss of interest in sex — when not under any medications. 
  • Due to not receiving proper attention from their family members or their children. 
  • They felt lonely, which leads to a loss of hope and constant guilt. 
  • Unhealthy surrounding situations trigger a feeling of hopelessness and negative thoughts. 
  • Loss of interaction with friends and other people leads to suicidal thoughts and a feeling of captivity. 

SOME OTHER CAUSES OF DEPRESSION ARE 

1. Biological Differences among us:

On observing, we find that the brains of depressed people show severe physical changes. These changes are significantly still undetermined but somehow help in finding the causes of Depression.

2. Brain Chemistry:

Naturally occurring brain chemicals, called Neurotransmitters too play a role in causing depression. Researches show how the functioning of these neurotransmitters and their interaction with neurocircuits play a key role in maintaining our mood stability. which helps in finding its treatment.

 

brain chemistry in depression

3. Hormones within us:

Sometimes, changes in hormonal activities also lead to or trigger depression. Hormonal changes can occur during pregnancy, teenage growth, postpartum, and many other reasons.

4. Traits inherited:

Depression is also common among people with some blood-linked causes. Still, Research is made to find the exact genes involved.

HOW CAN WE CONTROL AND DECREASE THIS DISORDER AND IMPROVE MENTAL CONDITION. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

 

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We'll not do a long discussion about the solution because the solution is hidden in our daily lifestyle. in this tough and competitive daily life routine with job depression, and relationship depression. Ambitions and our expectations are also the main sources of depression and anxiety, we can't ignore them. 

Make a healthy daily routine. Manage job and family life. Take a little break in your routine. If you are suffering from loneliness, or unemployment doesn't lose hope in any condition because our life struggle starts with our birth because we are born held with hopes.

  A failure doesn't stop our life. Strongly started working on new hopes and goals. Do meditation to open up your isolated mind. Even if you are unable to improve your mental condition or stage please contact a counselor. And get your depression counselling done. 

Let's fight with Depression together! 

ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT WE CAN ONLY FIND A BRIGHT WAY BY GETTING THROUGH A DENSE WILD. NEVER LOSE HOPE.

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