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DEPRESSION

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Depression is a state of low mood and a version to activity that can affect a person’s thought, behavior, feeling and sense of wellbeing. People with depressed mood feel empty, anxious, hopeless, guilty, irritable and angry. They mostly lose
interest in activity that are pleasurable, they experience loss of appetite. Depression is a feature of psychiatric syndromes. Depression may be normal temporary reaction to life events. The courses of depression are life events; that is what has happened to a person while growing up like rape, bullying, work stress, natural disaster, unemployment, loss of loved ones etc. Also a person going through an abusive or uncanny relationship may likely fall into depression. Personal factor also causes depression, like family history, depression runs some family, and some have increased genetic risk. The personalities of some individual make them at risk of being depressed, especially when they have tendency to worry a lot, low self-esteem. The abuse of drugs causes depression whether it is sedative or intoxicating. These drugs like alcohol, cocaine etc. causes depression in most people, and causes disorder at one point in time.
                The symptoms of depression can be feeling sad, hopelessness, anger, there re physical and emotional symptoms. The emotional symptoms of depression can be withdrawal from socializing, loss of interest in hobbies, sadness, self-loathing etc. and the physical aspect are tiredness in the Body and mind, muscle ache, head ache, constant fatigue etc. this symptom are to be looked out for to help others going through this disease. Depression can cause the life of a person going through it to be miserable because most time they don’t speak out. The effect of this disease is very serious. It can be long term or short term. In short term it can be weight loss, loss of appetite etc. in the long term, it can be obese, malnutrition and the greatest effect is suicide.

                The best treatment for a person going through this is therapy, showing more love to such person, having group discussion with others going through the same issue to share their problems and help each other, regular exercise. The more severe the depression, the more intense the treatment is likely to be. It is important to know the type of depression one is facing. It is also important to help and know about depression to help others that are going through this issue. The World Health Organization has predicted that by 2030, depression will account for the highest level of disability including any physical or mental disorder in the world. This is known so that we can help others going through this and help overcome them and not just depend on anti-depressant medication, Love is to be shown to all because love conquers all. 


BY BABATUNDE ADEBOLA


ABOUT ME 
My name is Babatunde Adebola, a student of Bowen University, department of Mass Communication, 200 level.. feel free to drop your comment below

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