Depression

The term depression is used to describe a long period of sadness. It can either refer to a person’s mood where he or she is feeling sad and dejected or to describe a debilitating mental illness called major depressive disorder. To feel sad during major life crises is normal but major depressive disorder refers to a condition where there is prolonged sadness without any link to life events. It’s important to remember that major depressive disorder is an illness and needs to be treated just like other ailments. Depression can affect a person emotionally as well as physically. Common symptoms of depression include unhappiness, loss of interest in activities which were earlier pleasurable, loss of appetite, lack of energy and motivation, difficulty in concentrating, inability to make decisions and sleep problems (mainly insomnia). Chronic, untreated depression can induce suicidal thoughts in people. But it can be treated well with antidepressant drugs if people accept their problem and consider taking treatment. In this section, you’ll find articles on common triggers of depression like lack of sleep, hearing loss, migraine and obesity. You can find several options like exercising, meditation and certain food like yogurt, to prevent stress in your life that can lead to depression.

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Fight off the blues with black pepper
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July 25, 2014 at 04:44pm
Are you depressed? Try adding black pepper to your meal regularly and get rid of depression naturally.

Top 6 signs that you might be depressed (Video)
- Pavitra Sampath
June 27, 2014 at 05:24pm
Here are six easy ways to figure out if you suffer from depression.

Top 10 songs to uplift your mood
- Pavitra Sampath
June 21, 2014 at 02:11pm
Here are 10 songs that will help drive away those blues.

Depression during pregnancy – tips to tackle it better
- Debjani Arora
June 19, 2014 at 06:13pm
Feeling depressed during pregnancy isn't an uncommon symptom. Know more about how to tackle depression and dodge its symptoms.

Happy tip of the day: Meet new people, make new friends
- Shraddha Rupavate
June 19, 2014 at 11:35am
Do you feel low and avoid meeting people? Here's are good reasons you should become an extrovert now

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What NOT to say to a depressed person
- Rachel Hercman
June 05, 2014 at 04:44pm
A simple statement can worsen the condition of a depressed person. Here are a few things you should avoid telling them.

Depression – types, causes, symptoms, treatment, complications and prevention
- Kriti Saraswat
May 21, 2014 at 10:32pm
Depression is a mental condition which can hamper a person's all-round development. Here's what you need to know about this condition.

Do you need a Life Coach? (Interview with Malti Bhojwani)
- Debjani Arora
May 05, 2014 at 10:38am
Malti Bhojwani, a professional coach, author, speaker and workshop facilitator tells us how life coaching and improve people’s lives.

Am I suffering from depression? (Disease Query)
- Nirmalya Dutta
April 30, 2014 at 11:37pm
One out of twenty people in the world suffer from depression.

10 things that increase your risk for depression
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 30, 2014 at 12:46pm
Feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Check if you're likely to suffer a major depressive episode by knowing these top risk factors.

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