Depression is a disorder that affects how you feel, the way you think, your moods and the way you act. It’s a very common disorder that can sometimes turn out to be very serious. According to WHO, depression is the main cause of disability in the world. It has affected more than 350 million people worldwide.
In most visits to a doctor, several physical examinations are carried out to rule out physical causes and coexisting conditions. The good thing with this clinical illness is that it can be treated. Some of the questionnaires help the doctors to establish the severity of depression. The Hamilton depression rating scale is carried out and the responses used to access the severity of Depression. It has 21 questions which are administered to the patient by the health care professional.
Signs and Symptoms
Depression usually affects your moods and is characterized by persistently low moods, loss of interesting activities and a feeling of sadness. If you experience reduced interest or pleasure in some of the things that you liked and enjoyed doing, then it’s time to see a doctor. It also leads to loss of sexual desire.
Depression can also result in weight loss without dieting or exercising. This is brought about by loss of appetite and lack of sleep. It also results into pyschichomotor agitation or slow movement and impaired speech. The patient will also have low energy and fatigue. Feeling low and unable to work as before.
The last but not least is the feeling of guilt or worthlessness. This is characterized with impaired ability to make critical decisions and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. However, you should be able to differentiate between depression, sadness and grief. The grieving process or sadness are natural for every human being. They can be brought about by the loss of a loved one, loss of job, divorce and many more things.
Here are some serious depression memes and Quotes which help you understand what depression is.
‘’ I am tired’’ means a state of exhaustion that not even sleep can fix, that is depression.
Being depressed is the feeling that you want to write down a brief description of what you feel, but after a few hours the paper is empty, and you could have not described it any better.
Today my forest is full of broken and sad trees, every butterfly that I see has broken wings.
I wish people understand what being depressed feels like. It’s just the feeling that you can shut all the doors, lock the world outside and survive inside.
My moods at this point in life doesn’t just swing, they bounce, and they pivot, recoil, rebound, oscillate and sometimes pirouette.
There comes a time when you are tired of things, you don’t even care whether there is light at the end of the tunnel, you are just sick of the tunnel, period.
I was having a much better time asleep and didn’t want to wake up. Waking up is sad and it feels like a reverse nightmare. When you wake up from a nightmare you are so relieved, but I woke up in a nightmare.
Depression makes someone feel not to eat, work, walk or even sleeping. But a lot of people are frightened because when it appears, it demolishes everything you have constructed in years.
Holding up to your passion or surrendering, which one of the two is less destructive?
Being depressed is like being in trouble and tired the same time. The time when you cannot do anything to rescue yourself.
Depression is the fear of failure but the ambition to be productive, the feeling of fear and the feeling of courage, it’s like wanting to be alone and not be lonely.
Being depressed is like being colorblind but every person narrates how colorful the world is.