How to know if I’m depressed? Disease has 14 very common symptoms

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identify signs of depression It is the first step to get rid of the disease, which affects about 350 million people worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Disabling the disorder disrupts daily activities and still puts life at risk. "Depression is the leading cause of suicide. Twelve thousand people are killed each year in Brazil, that is, 33 per day. It is a very high number and that should be looked at carefully"Says the president of the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry (ABP), Antonio Geraldo da Silva.

Despite having genetic causes, the disease is triggered by situations that affect the emotional, like childbirth or the loss of a job. However, most depressive not know you have the problem and there is also another part of the population that confuse evil with anxiety and sadness.

Symptoms of depression

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identify signs of depression It is the first step to get rid of the disease, which affects about 350 million people worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Disabling the disorder disrupts daily activities and still puts life at risk. "Depression is the leading cause of suicide. Twelve thousand people are killed each year in Brazil, that is, 33 per day. It is a very high number and that should be looked at carefully"Says the president of the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry (ABP), Antonio Geraldo da Silva.

Despite having genetic causes, the disease is triggered by situations that affect the emotional, like childbirth or the loss of a job. However, most depressive not know you have the problem and there is also another part of the population that confuse evil with anxiety and sadness.

Symptoms of depression

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According to Dr. Antonio Geraldo da Silva, the Early symptoms of depression They are quiet and unobtrusive. Over time, the episodes are intensified, and the signs. Check out the key:

  • Sadness
  • Lack of pleasure
  • desperation
  • Decreased libido
  • Apathy and tiredness
  • Lack of will
  • work disability
  • Pain that do not respond to treatment
  • Sleep disorders (excessive sleepiness or difficulty sleeping)
  • Changes in appetite (eating little or too much)
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Delirium

Diagnosis

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There is none test for depression who can diagnose the disease correctly, being the most suitable to undergo consultation with a psychiatrist. "This is the best way to know if someone is depressed. Many patients have prejudice against psychiatry and end up looking psychologists and neurologists to treat the problem. However, only this expert can attest sure way of the picture and indicate the most appropriate treatment"Says the president of ABP.

It is also necessary to conduct tests to rule out diseases that are confused with depression because they have similar symptoms, such as hypothyroidism, and other psychological disorders.

Another important point is that, whenever possible, family members should participate in the consultations with depression in order to understand your situation and provide the necessary support so that treatment is successful.

Depression and anxiety

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There is none test for depression who can diagnose the disease correctly, being the most suitable to undergo consultation with a psychiatrist. "This is the best way to know if someone is depressed. Many patients have prejudice against psychiatry and end up looking psychologists and neurologists to treat the problem. However, only this expert can attest sure way of the picture and indicate the most appropriate treatment"Says the president of ABP.

It is also necessary to conduct tests to rule out diseases that are confused with depression because they have similar symptoms, such as hypothyroidism, and other psychological disorders.

Another important point is that, whenever possible, family members should participate in the consultations with depression in order to understand your situation and provide the necessary support so that treatment is successful.

Depression and anxiety

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Anxiety is a symptom present in depression, which can confuse lay people about the diagnosis. "The difference is in the signs. The anxiety disorder does not have the look of sadness, lack of will and pleasure, different from depression"Explains Antonio Geraldo da Silva.

I have depression, and now?

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After the disease is attested, it is recommended to take antidepressants and psychotherapy. "Unlike what most people think, antidepressant medications are not addictive. Some actually carry side effects such as insomnia or drowsiness, but are still the best alternative to reduce the problem"Explains Dr. Antonio Geraldo da Silva.

An additional effective treatment is physical activity against depression, as it causes the body to release substances that relax the nervous system and give pleasure.

More about depression

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