What is depression ?
Depression Symptoms, Diagnosis, And Treatment
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People suffer from depression differently. Some experience mild symptoms, and some experience severe depression, which can make them go for suicide. Triggers and symptoms for depression are entirely different from person to person; our experienced doctors will help you get better by suggesting appropriate treatment.
Symptoms of Depression
There are multiple signs of depression, but the main symptoms of depression are feeling low or sad for more than a month.
Other common symptoms may include feeling constantly tired, lack of interest in things you like or you used to enjoy, tears, pains and aches, thoughts about hurting yourself, sudden weight loss and poor sleep.
Treatment for Depression
Once our doctors know about your symptoms, it will become easy for them to recommend treatment for depression.
Depression is usually treated by talking therapy, medication or by a combination of both.
If you prefer therapy, you will discuss the issue in the first session, which you are going through, and the reasons that trigger your signs or symptoms. Such type of session help doctors in developing a detailed treatment plan to help the patients. Every session helps in gaining health back.
Causes of Depression
Numerous reasons cause depression. Psychological factors can also contribute to the causes of depression which include: anxiety and stress at work, social life or home. Physical factors like long-term illness and injury can also contribute to depression.
Biological factors, a chemical imbalance in the brain and family history can also cause depression.
By doing question and answer sessions, doctors can find out the causes that trigger depression and help you avoid them.
Diagnosis of Depression
For diagnosis, it is important for the doctors that you answer them honestly. Those symptoms will help in diagnosis and for suggesting treatment. Remember that our doctors will not criticize you, and whatever information you will provide will be kept confidential.
Prenatal & Postnatal Depression
Depression affects women at the time of their prenatal (pregnancy). It can also affect after delivering the baby or after giving birth (postnatal). Expectant women are more exposed to the risk of depression due to changes in hormones in the body.
Some pregnant women do not disclose or discuss their symptoms, to avoid criticism and judgment by people. Our experienced doctors understand what you are suffering from and will provide you with practical and sensitive advice on postnatal and prenatal depression.
Generally, men also experience postnatal depression; our doctors are there to assist new fathers who feel parenthood pressure.