Causes of Depression

There are several possible motives that cause depression; it can range from biological to circumstantial.

Many factors can influence depression and who develops the condition and who does not. The causes of depression are often related to other elements of your health. However, healthcare providers cannot determine what causes depression in many cases.

Types of depression

Depression can be categorized based on the severity of the symptoms. You can experience mild and temporary episodes, while others experience severe and continuous episodes.

Common causes include

Family history. You are at an increased risk of depression if you have Early childhood trauma or another mood disorder. Many factors affect the way your body reacts to fear and stressful situations.

You need to pay attention to before or after the onset of depressive symptoms. Certain medical conditions can put you at higher risk, such as chronic illness, insomnia, chronic pain, or attention deficit (ADHD) Hyperactive disorder.  

Studies show that about 21 percent of people who have a substance use problem also experience depression. In many cases, the excessive use of drugs or alcohol can increase your risk of becoming depressed.

Other risk factors for depression include low self-esteem or self-criticism, personal history of mental illness, certain medications, and stressful events, such as losing a loved one, financial problems, or a divorce.

How to determine if you have depression

There is no simple way of detecting depression, and very often, your doctor makes a diagnosis based on your symptoms and a psychological evaluation. 

Healthcare will ask you questions about your: moods, appetite, sleep pattern, activity level, thoughts, etc. 

Because depression could be linked to other health problems, your healthcare provider may also perform a physical exam, order blood tests, and not be surprised that sometimes thyroid problems or a vitamin D deficiency can trigger depression symptoms.

Don't ignore the symptoms of depression. If your mood does not improve or worsens, seek medical help. Depression is a severe mental illness that can have complications if not treated in time. Complications can include:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Physical pain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Substance use problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor Relationship
  • Social isolation
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Major depressive disorder

The most severe form of depression is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that do not go away on their own. 

There are a couple of factors to be diagnosed if a person presents clinical depression; the patient must experience the following symptoms over two weeks: feeling depressed most of the day, and those are:

  • Loss of interest in most usual activities
  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Not being able to sleep or sleep more than usual
  • Slow thought or movement
  • Fatigue or low energy most days
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Loss of concentration or indecision

There are other types of major depressive disorder, which the American Psychiatric Association refers to as "specifiers."

These include:

  • Melancholic features
  • Atypical characteristics
  • Anxious anguish
  • Mixed characteristics
  • During pregnancy or immediately after delivery
  • Seasonal patterns

Psychotic Characteristics of Catatonia

Continuous depressive disorder or (PDD) Persistent depressive disorder used to be called dysthymia. It is a milder but chronic form of depression.

The symptoms must last for at least two years. As you can see, PDD can affect your life more than significant depression because it lasts longer.

It's common for people with PDD to: have low self-esteem, lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, or lack productivity.

It's possible to treat depression successfully, but it is essential to stick to your treatment plan. There are many occasions that psychologists refer you to try hypnosis to control symptoms successfully with treatment.

Living with depression is not pleasant, but you can help improve the quality of your lifestyle if you do some routine stuff to detoxify your mind and body. 

Hypnotherapy works for depression conditions.

Hypnosis power targets unwanted or unhealthy habits to replace them with healthier behaviors or control worsening depression symptoms.

There are as many relaxation techniques to guide you into a hypnotic state. When your body becomes more relaxed and your mind more responsive to the therapist's suggestions.

Any person is unique. For that reason, treatment is personalized on the condition or behavior you are trying to treat—imagine being able to control pain or anxiety or negative thought and behavioral patterns.

Hypnosis uses it to treat many conditions such as anxiety, concentration problems, smoking control, irritable bowel syndrome, teeth grinding, and many others.

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