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5 facts you should know about Depression


Team Udayavani, Apr 19, 2020, 5:12 PM IST

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. Depression causes symptoms that negatively impact how a person thinks, feels, and copes with daily activities such as eating, sleeping, or working.

Here are 5 things to know about depression

Feeling sad is usually a temporary state. Depression is long-lasting. Sadness will lift after a few days. However, depression is a persistent sadness,it can last for weeks, months or even years. It can affect you in various ways such as changing your personality, interests, and the way you see the future.

Depression can be triggered by life events such as heatbreak or losing your job, but there doesn’t always have to be a reason as to why someone is depressed. Depression can affect anyone and it is an illness.

Nobody chooses to be depressed. It can affect various things in your life such as relationships, work, and education. Nobody wants to have a low mood all the time and find everything an effort.

Although, Children do not experience the same problems that adults do, like work-related stress or financial pressures, they can become depressed. Childhood brings its own unique set of stresses, such as bullying and the struggle for peer acceptance.

Depression is treatable and several treatment options are available for depression, including medications and psychotherapy.

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