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Depression-You Are Not Hopeless

This article is informational only and is not meant to be taken as medical advice.

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While it may be a common practice these days to refer to a negative feeling inside you as ‘being depressed,' the repercussions and the effects of a person who is suffering from depression are often ignored, sidelined or worse, they go unnoticed! It can affect the way you feel about yourself which, in turn, will make it very difficult and ‘depressing’ to get through your day-to-day chores.

It is time to take a step towards a journey that will lead you to a depression-free life.

Understanding Depression

The first and most obvious step is to understand depression and accept the fact that depression is a real illness.

What is Depression?

Depression or Major Depressive Disorder or clinical depression is a serious but prevalent medical illness that has adverse effects on the way you feel about yourself and others, the way you think, and how you act. There may have been a time when going to a particular place would make you happy from the inside, irrespective of what your mood or emotional state was. The very same place might fail to cheer you up when you feel depressed.

Depression doesn’t only change the way you feel about a person or a place; it has the potential to affect you physically and drastically reduce your ability to carry out the most basic functions – be it at home, school or at work. Sleeping, eating and working can become tasks that you will not enjoy let alone get through in the usual manner.

Types of Depressions:

Like every other medical condition out there, there are various kinds of depression that develop under unique and varied circumstances. The most common ones are – Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), Perinatal Depression, Psychotic Depression, Seasonal affective disorder and Bipolar Disorder. It is fundamental to remember that the types are purely subjective to the person and may vary from person to person.

1. Persistent Depressive Disorder

2. Perinatal Depression

3. Psychotic Depression

4. Seasonal Affective Disorder