Secrets of Depression
Depression is a very serious mood disorder but it’s a lot more common than you would think. It can cause many severe symptoms that overall affect how you feel, think, and even handle your day-to-day activities. For it to be classified as depression the symptoms should be present for about two weeks according to Psychiatry. At this point it’s important that you check in with your doctor on ways that you can target this and make it easier to live with.
It’s important to know that not everyone with depression will experience every single symptom or even show any of the symptoms. Because of this, it’s important to keep an eye on your loved ones just in case you do catch some of these signs:
- Decreased Energy
- Moving or Talking more slowly
- Persistent sadness, anxiety, or even empty mood
- Feeling restlessness
- Appetite or Weight Change
- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
- Feelings of Hopelessness
Just like you can see some signs, there’s a lot of questions about what some of the risk factors are. It’s something that can happen at any age but it’s also a combination of genetic, biological, and even environmental factors.
- Personal or family history of depression
- Life changes, trauma, or stress
- Certain physical illnesses and medications
While the risk factors may differ, there are also some treatments and therapies that one can undergo. This can help make it something that’s easier to live through. One of them is through medication. Antidepressants are used to help improve the way your brain uses certain chemicals that control your mood or stress. There are many different ones out there so you may need to try several before you find one that has manageable side effects. Another great way is therapy. Sometimes people with depression feel like they can’t talk to anyone so a great way to be able to combat their feelings is to speak with a licensed therapist.
If neither of these is something that you’d want to try, there are different ways to combat this disorder. One of them is to stay fit and active. Exercise is a great way to get your mind off things and even feel better about yourself. This is also a great way to not isolate yourself from the real world. Isolating yourself will dig a deeper hole which makes it harder for you to crawl out of it. It can also make sure you’re also spending time with people that make you feel good.
At the IV Lounge, we offer different types of services that can help with some of those symptoms. If you take a look at our IV Cocktail menu, you’ll see the Myers Cocktail. This infusion has been shown to be clinically effective against chronic depression along with anxiety and other diseases.
Give us a call today to make sure that you get on the road to a healthier you!
Torres, Felix. “What Is Depression?” Psychiatry, October 2020, https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression.