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Depression: Understanding The Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Options
Understanding The Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Options
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Chapter 1: Understanding Depression
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
Types of Depression
Episodic Major Depression
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Statistics of Major Depression
Differences in Men and Women
Increasing Rates of Depression
Statistics of Different Types of Depression
Chapter 2: Non-Medicative Treatments for Depression
Coping Strategies for Depression
Begin With Small Steps
Maintain Your Focus Over Time
Create a Network of Support
Dealing with Negative Thoughts
Looking After Yourself Properly
Do Enjoyable Things
Exercise for Depression
Seeking Professional Help
Ruling Out Medical Conditions
Different Types of Therapy
Forms of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Tips for Seeing a Therapist
Chapter 3: Medications for Treating Depression
Different Types of Medication for Depression
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors(SNRIs)
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
Side-Effects of Medication
Risk of Suicide and Aggression from Antidepressants
Chapter 4: Conclusion
This book was created to act as a guide for those who are experiencing symptoms of depression, as well as those who know someone who is displaying possible symptoms. While learning about depression is an important step on the road to recovery, a medical professional is the best person to seek for proper advice. Self-medication, as well as trying to resolve depression alone, can be dangerous, and these things are not recommended by this guide.
Depression is a commonly used term, but many people do not actually understand what it is. There is a difference between the natural feeling of sadness that people experience throughout their daily lives, and clinical depression. There are also many different types of depression.
Since there are plenty of terms used to describe the feelings of depression, which many people will experience in at least one point throughout their lives, the truth about depression, and its treatment, must be clarified.
That is what this book aims to do, in an easy-to-understand and comforting manner. In addition, the forms of available treatment, including different types of medication, will be discussed.
Doctors and scientists are still in the relatively early stages of truly understanding how the human mind works. The brain is as of yet unfathomably complex, but research has come a long way toward properly understanding depression. In any case, treatments have become quite successful, and it is important to believe that you can overcome this disorder, with access to a range of different treatments.
Depression can be likened to the common cold, in that almost everyone will somehow be affected by it, in one way or another. Many of these people will experience the effects of depression first-hand, as they struggle with having it, while others will know someone with depression.
Confusion about depression is common. Many people are not sure exactly what it is, or how it is any different than just feeling sad. In addition, people are unsure about the differences between different varieties of depression, such as biological depression, bipolar disorder, dysthymia and seasonal depression.
Making distinctions between sad emotions, like those felt after experiencing a great loss, is important for defining and understanding depression. These types of natural feelings of grief can be very intense and last for a long time. However, it helps to acknowledge that having these emotions is a healthy way to respond to bad things that inevitably happen in life. Feeling sadness helps people to adjust to changes in their lives so that they can grow and learn in order to face new challenges. Indeed if we did not feel sadness and grief under the right circumstances it would be indicative of a greater problem.
In contrast to the sadness that might be felt in response to an episodic incident, depression is a lingering mood that can start to have significant negative effects on a person. To deal with depression, one must discover what the cause of the problem is before any real improvement can occur. Solving the problem might require a change in lifestyle, or learning to approach difficult situations, or relationships, in a different manner. There are many things that can cause depression, and in turn many ways to combat this disorder.