We feel sad from time to time. But Clinical Depression is a kind of sadness which impairs our day to day functioning is higher intensity and lasts for a prolonged period of time.
How do we diagnose a case of Clinical Depression?
A person typically feels persistent sad as decreased energy, leading to lethargy, has decreased in lack of enjoyment in daily activities and some of the other symptoms which may be present are decreased self-esteem, low sex drive, sleeping, appetite disorder, feelings of guilt and unworthiness, suicidal thoughts along with the weight gain or loss in thelast 2-3months. All of these symptoms should be present 2-3 weeks dor make diagnosis od Clinical Depression.
What causes Depression?
It can either be genetic, environmental or a stressful event. Whatever be the cause, the end result is a clinical imbalance which we seek to treat. Now we know what causes depression.
How do we treat depression?
It is divided into 2 categories,
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