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By Dr. Alfonso Santiso Ferreiro

Renowned psychiatrist with over 30 years experience, former director of the Center for child and adolescent mental health and Adult Hospital Mutua de Terrassa. Currently, exercised the profession of psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice.

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Depression Disorders

¿depression disorder is a mental illness


Yes, it is a mental illness, though many people do not consider it a disease but a kind of sloth or discouragement that can control themselves with their personal resources, but it is not, the confusion of ignorance is widespread in the population.

¿There are different types or concepts of depression


If there are depressions with a biological and genetic basis;others are based more on a disorder of personality functioning;and finally others that depend on environmental causes and social. So roughly, three general concepts of classification of depressive mental illness.

¿That signals alert the clinical depressive disorder


We found many signs and varied, sometimes wrong because their interpretation is difficult. There mono- symptomatic signs such as unexplained headaches and fatigue, although most of the cardinal symptom of depression is sadness.

¿Since depression is currently


From a mixed approach to treatment, very modern antidepressant medications that have virtually no side effects, and also supportive psychotherapy or restructuring of the personality is performed are given. These are the two pillars on which the modern treatment of depression is based.

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Source: Article made based on experience and professional career of doctor
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