Depression What role the family and the environment?

Written by: Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Depression affects 350 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This multi-causal disease, suffering 4 million people in Spain, affects mostly the female population. For every two women with depression, there is a man who has it.

role of the environment in depression

The treatment has advanced greatly in the last two decades, but there are still important issues to work.

A specialists we are concerned about how depression affects people the patient environment. The mood is "contagious". Being around someone with depression can be very difficult and hard to understand this disease. In general, people confuse sadness with depression.

Family and friends often incur inadvertently reactions that do not help the person suffering from depression. For example, they try to make the person laugh, when to be close and respect the silence is therapeutic. Many of them are unaware of the real and complex symptoms of this disease.

It is very important to understand what depression really is, what are the symptoms and what treatment to follow. In addition, knowing what they can say and what to avoid saying.


Guidelines help

Family and friends can help make the treatment even better for the patient if:

  • They know the physical and psychological symptoms of the disorder
  • They are involved in the treatment
  • They are able to inform the patient not only
  • Transmitted with empathy to share their struggle
  • They appreciate your efforts
  • Said supporting sentences like: "I'm here for whatever you need," "Lemme go with you?" Or "I know how you feel"

Treatment for depression can be slow, progressive and relapsing, but with help deliver excellent results, both short and long term.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello

Referring in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Farrera Sabioncello has more than 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), as well as an Expert in Forensic Psychology from the COPC and in Psychotherapy from the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA). She is a teacher and tutor of the Master in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In addition, he is a member of different medical associations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Farrera Sabioncello is Medical Director of Psychology at Top Doctors. At the Psychology Center Bcn are specialists in clinical psychology, judicial expertise, coaching and sports psychology. Dr. Farrera Sabioncella conducts therapy online.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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