|Volume 1 No.3|
|Some Basics You Should Know About Depression|
|What is depression? Depression is a mood disorder that affects a person’s mental health as well as physical health.
What are some of the causes of depression? Some causes are: brain chemistry; positive or negative life changes; abusive amounts of alcohol; illegal drugs; medications; illnesses; and family history.
What are the types of depression? There is: major depression, which can last for months; SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder; dysthymia, which is a chronic mild state of depression that can go on for years; and the lows in Bipolar Disorder
What are some symptoms or red flags of depression? They are: loss of interest/pleasure in activities once enjoyed; change in weight/appetite; sleep disturbances; loss of concentration; fatigue; excessive crying; hopelessness; neglecting responsibilities; loss of sexual drive; avoidance of people; abuse of alcohol; thoughts of suicide.
How can one help relieve depression? GET PROFESSIONAL HELP; break down large tasks into smaller ones; get emotional support; proper diet; exercise; dispute irrational thoughts; call on your Higher Power.
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