DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS TREATMENT:

Varsha Foundation

Depression is a complex problem which affects mind and body with complex set of symptoms.

FIVE OR MORE SYMPTOMS FOR A MINIMUM PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS OR LONGER

At least 3 of the following must be there for the most of the the day nearly every day for 1 week or longer.

  • Sad anxious or 'empty' mood
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Feeling of wordlessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities that were once enjoyed including sex
  • Decreased Energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death, suicide/suicidal attempts
  • Irritability
  • Physical problems like headache, digestion problem not satisfactory relieved with just physical treatment

DEPRESSION & PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

Depression is a co-existing problem with many medical problems and unless depression is treated the medical problems continue to get complicated

  • Diabetic mellitus- Depression can lead to diabetes and diabetes can lead to depression
  • Depression can lead to heart diseases.
  • HV/AIDS-1 in 3 people with HV/AIDS suffer from depression
  • Suicide-90% people committing suicide have depression
  • Osteoporosis- Depression reduces bone formation