Major depression

Specialty of Psychiatry

What is major depression?

Depression is a disorder of mood that is feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or the mood on the ground. It is also known as major depression or refractory depression. This type of depression is characterized by the appearance of one or more depressive episodes minimum two weeks.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the main symptoms that may have major depression are: - blue mood for most of the day - loss or weight gain - Loss of interest in activities that were previously rewarding - Feelings of guilt - Suicidal Thoughts - Fatigue or energy loss

Causes of greater or why depression occurs

Although the exact cause of major depression is unknown, many experts say that is due to chemical changes in the brain. There are external factors that may influence the time of depression, such as: - Alcohol or drug abuse - Sleep disorders - Certain diseases such as hypothyroidism, cancer and chronic pain - Use of certain medications - Acts Stressful life as breaking with the couple, near death or job loss.

Can it be prevented?

To prevent major depression is important not to consume alcohol, or drugs, as they may worsen. It is also desirable practice exercise and maintain good sleep habits.

What is the treatment?

Major depression can be treated by a drug or treatment with psychotherapy. Drug treatment is antidepressants that restore the proper chemical levels in the brain. On the other hand, psychotherapy is aimed at discussing feelings and thoughts of the patient to learn to cope.

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