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According World Health Organization, What is depression?
Depression is a disease characterized by persistent sadness and loss of interest in the activities normally enjoyed, as well as by the inability to carry out daily activities for at least two weeks. In addition, people with depression often have several of the following
symptoms: loss of energy; Changes in appetite; Need to sleep more or less than normal; anxiety; Decreased concentration; indecision; restlessness; Feeling of worthlessness, guilt or hopelessness; And thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
- Depression is a common mental disorder that affects people of all ages and social conditions and all countries.
- The risk of depression is compounded by poverty, unemployment, vital events such as the death of a loved one or the rupture of a relationship, physical illness and problems caused by alcohol and drugs.
- Depression causes mental anguish and can affect people’s ability to perform even the simplest daily tasks, which sometimes has harmful effects on relationships with family and friends.
- An untreated depression can prevent the person concerned from working and participating in family and community life.
- In the worst case, depression can lead to suicide.
- Depression can be prevented and treated effectively. Treatment usually consists of talk therapy, antidepressant medication or a combination of both methods.
- Overcoming the stigma that often accompanies depression will help more people receive help.
- Talking to a person you trust can be a first step to healing.