IT is a mind injury that only the sufferers can feel. In most cases, IT extensively interferes with the sufferer’s daily life and at a point, thoughts of suicide will begin to occur. Of course, sometimes we all experience sadness, loneliness or sorrow while mourning our loved ones, but that is not IT and if we don’t let it go, IT’s symptoms will surface.
It doesn’t matter who you are. Anyone can be subjected to IT either young or old, irrespective of race, marital status or socioeconomic classes. Women are more vulnerable to mental illness according to researchers.
What is IT?
IT is DEPRESSION.
When the mind is spiraling with negative hopeless thoughts about the future, it increases anxiety and triggers worries, which can cause a depressive loop.
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Worries can lead to psychological symptoms, physical symptoms, social symptoms, but the first step is to accept the reality that you have it and be open to external help from your family, friends, organization and your doctor in particular.
According to the National Institute of Mental, depression is a physical and emotional weight that undermines the inner peace experience, it causes hopelessness to the soul and influences behaviour by putting the sufferers in darkness. Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mental illness that causes a feeling of unhappiness, loneliness, hopelessness and helplessness, which usually lead to suicidal thought or actions. It affects an individual’S thinking, feelings and functions.
Some of Depression symptoms include:
- Bad temper
- Distressed or impatience
- Change in sex life
- Loss of mind, lack of concentration, inability to make proper decisions
- Sleeplessness or sleeping excessively
- Loss of appetite and/or add or lose weight, eating too much/too little
- Feeling exhausted and loss of energy that may cause an unexplained cry
- Doomed to failure or worthless sensation
- Abandonment of social lifestyle and usual activities they enjoyed
Advise on what to do if you notice any depressive symptoms.
- Set self stepladder to manage stress, enlarge your resilience and boost your self-esteem.
- Reach out to family and friends, especially in times of emergency or episode.
- Get treatment immediately you spot a sign of depression, as this will help you to be able to prevent it from aggravating.
- Ensure that you get continuance treatment
- Regular exercise can also help create a positive feeling and improve mood.
- Get enough quality sleep regularly
- Eating a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol (a depressant) can also help reduce symptoms of depression.
- Scientists recommend foods rich in folic acid (such as avocado and spinach) and omega-3 acids (such as salmon and tuna), could help to ease the symptoms of depression
The consequences of untreated depression can be highly emotional behaviour and health problems, which may interfere with every area of the sufferers’ life.
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