What is Depression?
We all are unhappy for some time in our life, but depression is much deeper, longer and more tragic. Because of this, people start losing interest in their life and mind is disturbed by daily work.
But what is depression?
So far it has not been clearly explained what causes depression, but it is believed that many things have an important role in it.
Many important stages of life, such as the death of a close friend, loss of job or marriage, usually lead to depression.
With them, if there is a possibility of something bad happening in your mind at all times, then there is a danger of going into depression. Under this, people keep thinking ‘I have failed in everything’.
Three symptoms of depression
1- Mood. General sadness does not come in it, but the lack of interest in any work or thing, no interest, no pleasure in anything, even lack of feeling of sorrow is a symptom.
2- Thoughts means negative thinking all the time
3- Physical such as sleeplessness or excessive sleepiness. Opening of sleep at two to three at night and if it lasts more than two weeks is a sign of this desease.
People also have depression due to some medical reasons, one of which is low activation of the thyroid. Depression can also occur in the side effects of some medicines. These include some medicines used to reduce blood pressure.
Not only this, but depression can also happen without any specific reason. He does it slowly at home and instead of trying to help you keep fighting with him.
What kind of role do the chemicals of the brain play in the condition of depression, it is not yet fully understood? But most experts agree that this is not just due to an imbalance in the brain.
Who can have depression?
There is a short answer to this – it can happen to anyone.
By the way, research shows that there can be a genetic reason behind this. Under this, when some people are going through challenging times, then they are more likely to go into depression.
People who have a history of depression in their family are also more likely to be depressed. Also, some genetic changes in chromosome 3 can also cause depression. About four per cent of the people are affected by this.
Role of drugs or medicines
Antidepressants affect the way the chemical works in the brain. But what is the role of these chemicals in depression is not fully understood and antidepressants do not work for everyone.
Depression also worsens the way neurotransmitters work in the brain. These are chemical messengers that facilitate contact between neurons, ie brain cells.
The messages that the neurotransmitters send receive the receptors in the next neuron. Some receptors may be more sensitive to specific neurotransmitters or may be insensitive.
Antidepressants gradually increase the level of mood-altering neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine are included in this. This is the reason that most people have to take these medicines for a few weeks and only then it starts showing its effect.
Antidepressant medicines were first formulated in 1950 and there are a total of four types of antidepressants. These chemicals affect the brain in a few different ways.
The most commonly used antidepressant is one that increases the level of serotonin in the brain. Also, serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, ie SNRI, are new anti-depressants that target norepinephrine.
Tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are chronic anti-depressants and are not commonly used because they also contain site effects.
Many people commit suicide after being in depression for a long time.
Antidepressants provide relief in some symptoms of depression but they do not affect its root cause. This is the reason that they are not used alone with other treatments.
Depression: 6 ways to survive
1. Keep sleep regular
2. Good food and eat on time
3. Everyone is under stress, but having an idea of how to keep it low
4. Keep the ambition as high as possible
5. Staying connected with family
6. Staying busy and busy with your work
We have to fight this kind of depressions. “Life is precious, Never commit suicide” 🙂