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Depression goes beyond feeling sad one day, it is a constant feeling and that is when we should pay attention to it.


Depression is an emotional disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness and desire to perform any activity.

Symptoms of depression

Here you will find some of the most common symptoms that will help you detect if you or a family member or friend has depression:

  • Feeling sad, anxious, or hopeless often or all the time

  • Having episodes of anger, irritability, or frustration easily or when faced with not so relevant matters

  • Losing interest or pleasure in most previously enjoyable activities

  • Begin to suffer from insomnia or sleep too much

  • Feeling constantly tired

  • Have a lack of appetite and lose a lot of weight or the opposite

  • Suffer from anxiety or panic attacks

  • Difficulty concentrating, thinking, remembering details, and making decisions

  • Begin to have feelings of guilt or failure

  • Having headaches or backaches for no reason

  • Thinking about suicide or death

What can cause depression?

The exact cause of depression is still unknown. But it can be caused by a combination of factors, from genetic to psychological.

Anyone can suffer from depression, but you are more likely if:

  • There is a family history of depression

  • Having experienced a traumatic or very stressful event

  • Drugs and alcohol abuse

  • Going through a significant change in life

  • Conditions such as Menopause in women or Andropause in men

Types of depression

We already talked about the general symptoms of depression, but there are also some differentiators according to the type of depression that you could present. Some of the most common are:

  • Anxious depression (added restlessness and unusual worries)

  • Postpartum depression (it is associated with a sudden hormonal change and requires immediate help)

  • Seasonal depression (related to changes in seasons and sunlight)

When should we need to see a specialist?

If you have felt depressed or have seen someone with depression, the ideal is to seek psychological help. Specialists in this condition will be able to help you overcome this stage and begin to feel full, happy, and active.

How to prevent depression?

There is no sure way to avoid depression, but some tips can help you:

  • Avoid stress and improve your self-esteem

  • Try to talk with family, friends, or a therapist or psychologist when you feel like you need emotional help

  • At the first sign of depression, seek professional help

Do not feel alone or alone, with professional help you can overcome this stage and leave it behind. Yes it can, you can!


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