DEPRESSION ITS CAUSES AND TREATMENT
A new study which has been published in lancet infers that life expectancy of those with mental disorder is decreased by ten and seven years in men and women respectively as compared to normal population. Further they are at risk of developing diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Depression can lead to suicide and is the second highest cause of death among 15-29 years of age.
SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
Anxiety, loneliness, irritability, feeling of sadness, feeling of hopelessness, guilt is some of the symptoms of depression. Thoughts of death and suicides and suicidal attempts are the other symptoms of depression.
CAUSES OF DEPRESSION
Stress, Work pressure, interpersonal relationship are the common causes . In women estrogen could be the cause. In teenager attending school before 8:30 could be the cause. A latest survey has blamed addiction to smart phones the cause to feel depressed, anxious and lonely .Further chronic pain too can lead to depression . Those in chronic pains stay home most of the time keeping them away from friends and family leading to depression. A study reveals that stress in pregnancy can cause depression in female offspring. A latest study found that people who use face book passively and don't post themselves tend to compare themselves with others and are in danger of developing depression.
TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
Counseling by a psychologist is very much helpful and necessary. A new research has inferred exercising two or three times a week can reduce symptoms of depression. Online socializing for those who stay at home due to illness can keep their depression away. Further it has been found that teenagers who can put out their negative emotions in precise are better protected from depression than their peers . Further as per a recent study petting dogs and cats can reduce stress in students. A new research states that breathing exercise can help control mental health in students and manage stress and anxiety.