Events that happen to a person every day, and his reaction to them is reflected in the state of mind and health. Irritation or bad mood are natural companions of disappointment or dissatisfaction. All disappointments and dissatisfaction lead a person to a state of depression.
Depression can occur due to the loss, for example, divorce from a spouse, separation from a loved one, death of a loved one, dismissal from a usual place of work, etc. Depression is a normal reaction to life events of this nature. Most people over time manage to overcome this condition and return to normal life.
Depression can be aggravated due to the influence of certain factors.
– gender. Women are twice as susceptible to depression than the stronger sex. Most often, depression occurs due to changes in the hormonal background experienced by every woman during the period of gestation, the postpartum period and menopause. Many women are characterized by depression before and at the very beginning of their menstrual cycle.
– age qualification. The state of depression by people of mature age is often simply not noticed, since more attention is paid to their physical health. A state of depression can occur due to retirement, the death of a husband or wife, son or daughter, and the realization of physical inferiority.
– genetic predisposition. In the case when among relatives of a person there are states of depression, anxiety and neurosis, or other mental disorders, we can say that a person has a genetic predisposition to disorders of this nature. In addition, if one or both parents suffered from depression, then the risk of illness of the child increases immediately several times.
– aggravation of the state of depression is affected by frequent stresses and shocks, for example, dismissal from work, relocation of children, death of loved ones.
– Even such a seemingly insignificant condition as an incomplete secondary education can become an aggravating factor in the state of depression.
Signs of depression that indicate that a person needs help are different for each person. Depressed mood, lack of interest in life are considered common signs of a state of depression. More common signs of depression:
– unstable appetite or sudden jumps in weight;
– causeless irritability or, on the contrary, grave calm;
– constant fatigue and drowsiness;
– sleep disorders;
– inability to focus on something;
– a feeling of complete hopelessness;
– a feeling of helplessness;
– constant thoughts of death.
Due to the fact that mood swings are considered as normal behavior of adolescents and children, it is the states of depression that are conceived in them that remain out of sight of adults. States of childhood and adolescent depression are very complex processes that subsequently greatly affect the life of an adult. Timely non-stopped depression can lead to unpredictable and very deplorable consequences, including suicide attempts.
Although the disorder, which has real causes, is a normal reaction of the human psyche to what is happening, it is worth trying to prevent the subsequent states of depression. If you often experience depression, visit a psychologist, talk to him about this problem. Pay attention to sleep, food, work and rest.