What Is Clinical Depression – Its Causes And Symptoms

Never remain in the illusion that you alone are going through depression in your life. Everyday, millions of people get informed that they are suffering from clinical depression. So, you are not alone my friend.

Now, you might be thinking that what this clinical depression is all about.

Is it life threatening?

Will I lose something very important or maybe my own life?

Will I ever get normal?

So many questions come to your mind when you think of it!

STOP thinking! Because, here I am going to tell you all that you want to know about Clinical Depression.

Nearly three in every five American are complaining of certain specific symptoms related to depression. And when this depression continues to occur even after six months, it turns into the state of Clinical Depression.

Definition

Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder or unipolar depression) is a state of extreme sadness, melancholy or misery resulting in social inactivity and complete isolation.

Causes

1. Genetic Predisposition (Hormonal imbalance)

2. Medical conditions (Neuro chemical)

3. Dietary

4. Alcohol and other drugs

5. Quality of Sleep

6. Certain ways of thinking

7. Certain medical illnesses like cardiovascular pathologies, hepatitis, mononucleosis, hypothyroidism, and organic brain damage may also cause clinical depression

8. Low self-esteem or a distorted outlook on life

9. Traumatic childhood experiences like the death of a parent, rejection, chronic illness, or sexual abuse

10. Introvert by nature

These causes can play havoc to your future life and lead to certain inferiority complexes. Your whole life and success depends upon your childhood experiences. So, as soon as you find any of the following symptoms in you, your child or your near ones, immediately consult a psychiatrist before its too late. So, have a look at these symptoms of Clinical Depression:

1. Persistent mood swings

2. Emotional instability

3. Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and loneliness

4. Feelings of intense melancholy or sadness

5. Social isolation

6. Lack of motivation

7. Fear and anxiety

8. Increase or loss of appetite resulting in weight gain or weight loss

9. Lack of interest and pleasure in most of the activities including sex

10. Disturbed sleep patterns- insomnia

11. Irritability and restlessness

12. Fatigue

13. Indecisiveness

14. Lack of concentration

15. Loss of memory

16. Intrusive and recurring suicidal thoughts

17. Feeling guilty, worthless and dependent

When your child starts refusing to go to school, shows no interest in extra-curricular activities, carries morbid fears such as the death of parents and low self-esteem, then this is to get cautious; probably your child is suffering from Clinical Depression.

Your life is so precious for all around you and not paying attention to your health can make the situations worse. And if you know what are the causes and symptoms of Clinical Depression, then you can save your own life and the ones close to you.

So what if you are the sufferer, nothing is impossible in such an advanced and technical world. You can make your life the way you want it to be!

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