Know about Major Depression

by The Anti Depression Team on

Major Depression (Clinical depression) is a condition where people keep feeling a strong sense of sadness, helplessness and despair. A few signs of major depression are difficulty to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoying with friends. It may not only occur once and some may have several times in their life.

Other symptoms of major depression are regularly fatigue, guilt, hopeless, loss of concentration and indecisive. Major depression can include extremes such as insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) and disinterested or anhedonia (interest in all activities, slack or restless. Moreover, thoughts include death or suicide and significant weight loss or gain through a short period.

To be considered as major depression, you must have a depressed mood and the symptoms must be present for almost every day, more than two weeks or so. When you seek a doctor or a psychiatrist, they will ask you questions for evaluation such as your personal and family psychiatric history. Before diagnose, is complete you may have to attempt a depression screening test. Blood tests are not as necessary
but can help to check for depression due to alcohol abuse, certain medications or stroke.

Mummys stop exaggerating! It’s just a blue!

by The Anti Depression Team on

The line separating postpartum blues and postpartum depression is very fine. So how does one know that they are depressed? The early development of postpartum depression may seem very similar to postpartum blues. This is generally mild and does not require extensive treatment.

Postpartum depression is generally more common with the loss of the child. It may not, however, somewhat surprising that elective abortion does not result in a higher rate of being depressed.

The telltale signs that one is suffering from postpartum depression is when one starts having some changing of habits like feeling overly depressed, lacking energy, being unable to sleep, changes in diet and the loss of sexual drive. Physical signs like hairloss and even psychological issues such as delusions, hallucinations, homicidal and suicidal thoughts, are also huge indicators that they are suffering from postpartum depression.

If the depressed woman is left without treatment, this disorder may worsen and cause psychotic notions such as suicidal thoughts and homicidal thoughts. It is due to this that a depressed woman should seek treatment and be monitored closely.

It should not be taken for granted that a depressed woman is either suffering from postpartum depression or even the much milder postpartum blues. One should look out for the possibility of postpartum mania, which is more severe and potentially more destructive to a person than just being depressed. Often, this postpartum mania results in severe depression and bipolarity later on in life.