Depression Symptoms and Treatment
Feeling sad from time to time and having ups and downs in your mood is normal in every person. But if you feel like your life is empty and pointless and you can’t make these feelings go away, then you might be suffering from depression.
Some of the most common symptoms of depressions are:
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Appetite or weight changes
- Reckless behavior
- Concentration problems
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Sleep changes
- Loss of energy
Keep in mind that there are different types of depressions and that this varies from person to person, but the common symptoms are most likely present in all of them.
Analyzing your symptoms and discovering if you are suffering from depression is the first step.
Knowing what type of depression you’re suffering from is the next one:
Major depression normally lasts up to six months and it categorizes for the inability to enjoy life and experience pleasure. This type of depression normally repeats from time to time, but we’ve seen people just experiencing it once in their lifetime.
This type of depression is not as constant as the Major Depression type since it can come and go and you can have brief periods of normal mood. Another big difference between the two of them is that Mild Depression lasts longer than Major Depression.
Manic Depression or Bipolar Disorder
Characterized by constant mood changes and including impulsive behaviors, rapid speech, insomnia and hyperactivity, Manic Depression can last for several weeks. Manic Depression can be treated with medication.