Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.
Depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression. Some studies show that one-third of women will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime.
I suffered from depression when I was around 15-16 years old. What to say about depression it makes you feel like the loser as if the whole world hates you and don’t care about your mere existence. It’s like a dark well in which a person deliberately goes deep inside the well and in worst case thinking of ending the life itself.
The good thing is depression like other illness can be treated. When I was in depression my uncle suggested us to visit a psychiatrist and the experience i had in visiting psychiatric was very good.
I guess they are well taught how to train a human mind to overcome anxiety as the doctor helped me immensely to overcome my anxiety and depression. Though my uncle was quite unhappy as he suggested anti depressant medicines a medicine which works on some hormones like serotonin,dopamine and nonrepinephrine. Especially anti depressants works on hormone serotonin ,the hormone which helps us feel happiness as per the medical science.
Psychiatriast needs to be a good communicator and motivator at the same time. Even the patient needs to share everything with a doctor. Don’t know how much he charged me because I was not in good state of mind at that time but i still remember he was my uncle batchmate. In the session of 15 minutes he tried to motivate me and overcome my depression by his pep talks.
A person who is in depression is still always at risk of getting back to depression again but it is highly unlikely if that person is aware of his surroundings when he is back to normal state. There is always a social stigma attached to mental illness.
Why we should be ashamed by mental illness when we are not ashamed of any physical illness or even surgeries. We are taking selfies even before taking a surgery.
The profound writer
JK ROWLING was in depression when she started writing harry potter first book. Correspondingly I discovered my writing skills when I was in depression. Writing can make you feel light and your anxiety and worries vanishes while you are writing maybe because your mind is diverted on creative work.
Conclusion: DEPRESSION OR MENTAL ILLNESS IS ALSO NORMAL LIKE ANY OTHER ILLNESS, NO NEED TO BE ASHAMED OF IT.
TIPS TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION:-
1) TRY TO ENGAGE IN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES LIKE WRITING(POEMS,QUOTES ETC), DRAWING,PAINTING ETC
2) ITS YOUR MISCONCEPTION THAT NO ONE IS THERE IS WHO WILL UNDERSTAND YOU. THERE ARE ALWAYS PARENTS OR EVEN IF NOT PARENTS A DEAR FRIEND.
3) YOU MAY FEEL LOT OF GUILT AFTER OVERCOMING DEPRESSION AS YOU HURTED LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE BUT REMEMBER TO FOCUS ON PRESENT AND FORGO PAST MEMORIES. THEY WILL EVENTUALLY FORGIVE YOU AS TIME IS THE BEST HEALER.
4) ACCORDING TO ME DEPRESSION COMES WHEN YOUR SELF ESTEEM IS VERY LOW. SO MOTIVATE YOURSELF DAILY AND SPEND TIME WITH NATURE AS GOD HAS CREATED LOT OF POSITIVITY IN NATURAL RESOURCES. YOU WILL FIND SOLACE WHEN YOU SPEND TIME WITH NATURE.
MOTIVATION NEEDS DAILY DOSE LIKE FOOD AS EVERYDAY GIVES YOU NEW OPPORTUNITY TO RESTART YOUR LIFE.