We hear a lot about depression these days. If you had been active in social Media you would have noticed that even Deepika Padukone, who is a famous Bollywood star, has gone through depression. This makes us wonder that even a celebrity who seems to have everything in life, is battling with depression, What could be possible reason?

What is depression?

Depression is usually connected with being sad and unhappy. But, that’s not all about it. Depression is a wide phenomenon. it is said that every 1 person out of 10, is prone to be suffering from depression.

Depression is actually a state of being unwell, or having a negative mindset about everything and anything. The main point is that there is no particular cause for being sad.

This is what differentiates the state of being unhappy from depression. In the former case, you have a cause to be so, but depression on the other hand is not associated with any particular cause.

There is no age bar for depression. People who are suffering from depression experience high levels of anxiety, negativity, a feeling that doesn’t leave them.

What are its Symptoms?

The most common symptoms include loss of interest, energy, sadness without any reason, being gloomy all day long, not being able to enjoy pleasurable things or those which you had liked before, even self harm is an evident symptom of depression.

The peak point of depression is said to be self harming, or suicidal indications. In extreme cases, this becomes a reality.

What leads to depression?

As stated earlier there is no definite cause for depression.

Find a cause can aid in a better treatment.It can be because of unemployment, family problems or any past trauma. Some say that disapproval, or not being able to withstand the pressures and expectations of their parents, colleagues and other pioneers can also be a cause.

Taking help

Depression can be serious as it can harm both the individual and others around him/her. Taking help from a medical practitioner should be the first and best method. Don’t be an expert yourself and start experimenting. That’s a big “NO-NO”. Let the doctor do the talking.

There are many ways of ruling out depressions like counseling, cognitive therapies and many other tools of holistic healing and guidance.

It is seen that mostly the patients can be cured or their mental health can be significantly improved through counseling method

Another method called “psychotherapy” is also quite useful and is usually done to detect the behavioral traits, like how you behave and react towards others.

Doctors may also recommend anti-depressants. This may be in combination with other methods. But mostly it is seen that these have a side effect on the patient’s health.

Depression is most common amongst students and working professionals. In a country where majority of the population is youth, lack of counselors is a serious problem.

Even though there is a wide spread acknowledgement of counseling needs in the society many institutions have not included the same in their curriculum.

Having these counseling experts as a part of panel can help people to identify depression at an early stage and cut off the roots.

We need to understand that having expectations from our children or friends is reasonable but pressuring and forcing them is not okay. Also, those who are recovering or have recovered from depression need your immense support. Be strong pillars for them. Hang out, have fun, do things together, but don’t judge. If they are resistant to do something, don’t force them. Let them take their own time.

It takes time to heal these wounds. Let them be themselves!

We should always remember that life is for us to enjoy, not to be wasted in stressing about things that we can’t excel in. It’s okay not to be up to someone else’s expectations. You will excel in many other things.

You can’t judge an elephant on the basis of climbing a tree. SEE, how irrelevant is that?

Likewise, don’t let people judge you. Be yourself and achieve your goals the way you want to. judge

ALL these small things can help you to rule out depression.

Let’s Do this together Guys. Bye-Bye depression!!

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