Depression is a common psychological disorder that affects people's emotional, behavioral and physical health. Symptoms of depression include low mood, loss of interest, tiredness, insomnia, changes in appetite, self-blame, feelings of helplessness, and suicidal thoughts. According to statistics, more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, and the treatment and management of depression is becoming more and more important.
Here are some real-life examples of people with depression:
Mary is a 40-year-old single woman who works very hard at work, but has recently found it increasingly difficult to concentrate and her productivity has decreased significantly. Mary began to feel tired and depressed, with no interest in socializing or doing anything. She feels self-blame and a sense of helplessness, feeling worthless or unfulfilled. She found that her sleep quality was also affected, and she often suffered from insomnia or woke up early. Finally, she had a tantrum in the workplace, and her co-workers became aware that she might have a problem with depression.
Jeff is a 30-year-old male who is a corporate executive. He is excellent at his job, but his job is stressful and his position often requires long hours. He found himself losing enthusiasm and motivation in life, often feeling bored and depressed. He started having sleep problems and a change in appetite. He felt guilty and helpless, and felt that he was unable to cope with the stress of work and life. Finally, he felt himself caught in a dark mood from which he could not extricate himself.
Sarah is a 25-year-old woman who is in college. She found that she lost interest and motivation in her studies and often felt tired and depressed. Her appetite and sleep quality were also affected. She began to feel self-blame and a sense of helplessness, and felt that she could not cope with the pressure in her studies and life. Finally, she felt herself caught in a dark mood from which she could not extricate herself.
These cases illustrate that depression can affect anyone regardless of age, gender and occupation. Depression is a common psychological disorder, which may be caused by many factors such as heredity, environment, physiology and psychology. Symptoms of depression can affect an individual's emotional, behavioral, and physical health, thereby affecting quality of life.
It’s worth noting that depression is treatable. If you or your family and friends have symptoms of depression, you should seek the help of a professional psychiatrist or psychologist early for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Treatment for depression includes medication and psychotherapy, sometimes in combination. At the same time, appropriate lifestyle changes can also help relieve the symptoms of depression, such as increasing exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding alcohol and smoking.
Most importantly, don't ignore your depressive symptoms or those of others. Seeking help and treatment early can help patients regain their physical and mental health as soon as possible and avoid serious consequences.