Depression is a state of mood where people usually feel restless, worthless, listless, afraid that things aren't going to be better. There are many factors that can be the cause of depression, ranging from life events to various health conditions that aren't related to what is happening to us in our daily lives (parasites, viruses, bacteria, tumors,...) . For all of this there is treatment. Depression caused by some alment is easily treatable, and can be gone when the cause is removed, whereas depression caused by some external factors takes longer time to be completely gone. It might require years of therapy and support from friends and family, but with the right care, and some things the person who is suffering from depression can do to make their condition better, the quality of their life can immensely improve.
However, if even that doesn't help, and the person is having suicidal feelings and thoughts, please refer to this page for more solutions.
How can you tell if you have depression? That is something only a physician can tell. Although depression is in majority of cases associated with the decline in mood, it can also be caused by completely other things that have nothing to do with the external events. It can be a symptom or a result of a medical issue such as a virus, bacteria, or a parasite, or even cancer.
It can also mean some sort of vitamin defficiency in your body (like B12); the dysfunctional thyroid gland, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stroke.
It might be good for you, therefore, to check with your doctor if everything is alright with you physically first. If it is a depression, the doctor may recommend you a natural treatment for depression, which may be of great help to you.
Depression includes symptoms such as:
If you have some of those, it means you might be feeling depressed. Ask your doctor, however, to have you do depression screening to be sure.
Check if your medications might be the cause of your feelings of depression. You can find it in the instructions that come with the medicine, or you can consult with your doctor.
Usually, the medications that cause symptoms of depression are:
Also, refer to this page for more information.
Can you be depressed for no reason? Mainly no, as there might be other factors that may contribute to you being depressed, such as substances that may cause depression.
Such substances include:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible!
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