Think of depression as just a momentary change in mental health or condition. After suffering a trauma and can be treated with encouragement. But in reality, depression is more severe than you think. If left untreated
Dr. Adisorn Manusarn, internist at Prince Suvarnabhumi Hospital
Today we have good information from Prince Suvarnabhumi Hospital, Samut Prakan Province, under the “Principal Health Care” revealed by Dr. Adisorn Manusarn, an internist at Prince Suvarnabhumi Hospital about these symptoms to get to know more about depression. and have led to try to observe people close to each other for the benefit of finding the right treatment guidelines in a timely manner and prevent suicide that may occur in the future
What is depression?
Depression is a psychiatric disorder. This is caused by abnormalities in the brain's three neurotransmitters, serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which affect thinking and mood. feelings, behaviors, and physical health caused by genetics Chemicals in the brain, environment, such as parenting influence from close people Facing big losses Personality, especially those who are very sensitive, overthinking, negative.
symptoms of depression
Observable symptoms include sadness, depression, lethargy, irritability, anger, violent temper, boredom, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, insomnia or oversleeping, or sleeping too much. Loss of appetite or overeating, easily tired, has little energy, no energy, doesn't want to get up and do anything. feel worthless Lack of self-confidence, self-blame, thoughts of self-harm want to kill yourself
If the above symptoms are present most of the time for at least 14 consecutive days considered to be at high risk of depression You should see a doctor immediately.
Able to diagnose by taking a history Ask about symptoms and stories from patients or close people. or take a psychological test To understand and ensure that the patient does not have other psychiatric disorders similar to depression. In some cases it is suspected that the patient may have other physical diseases that may be the cause of the symptoms found. may have a physical examination and send the necessary special examinations
There are several approaches to treatment. Including treatment with medication, currently, antidepressants are considered safe drugs. rarely have side effects does not cause addiction and does not cause stupor as misunderstandings You should also take the medication as your doctor prescribes. and should not stop taking the drug by itself, psychotherapy and counseling The doctor will help guide you to look at the problems in a new perspective and adjust the way. or even finding things that help calm the mind and electrical therapy in severe cases
Practice positive thinking to stay away from depression.
Eat all 5 food groups Deficiency in certain nutrients, such as omega 3, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, copper, and iron, can increase your risk of depression. keep exercising You should exercise at least 4 days a week. Continue for 30-40 minutes and get enough rest. Avoid drinking alcohol. Avoid substance abuse in your lifestyle. Avoid putting yourself in depressing situations. Practice positive thinking. Make time to go out and do activities that make yourself feel good, have fun, that will make you feel confident and valuable. and spend time with others rather than alone
How to cope when someone close to you is depressed
If someone close to you has symptoms Should immediately take to see a doctor for appropriate treatment. and reminded to take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor Be wary of using words that are destructive, aggravating, or seem like their problem is a small matter, such as this. Others still haven't seen anything. Encourage them with kind words, like I'm next to you, you still have me. Talking without judgment, etc., expressed through actions such as hugs, handshakes, etc.
It can be seen that depression is a psychiatric disorder caused by abnormalities in chemicals in the brain. Not the mental weakness of the patient in any way. and not a strange disease This disease can be cured as well, so patients do not have to be afraid to seek treatment. Because the sooner it is treated, the faster the symptoms will improve.
If you find yourself and someone close to you depressed. You can contact for a consultation at Prince Suvarnabhumi Hospital, Samut Prakan Province. with consultation by a team of medical specialists from Bumrungrad Hospital or if you have any questions about other health issues, you can consult A team of 11 hospitals in the group of Principal Healthcare Co., Ltd. in 10 provinces, including Prince Suvarnabhumi Hospital, Samut Prakan Province Prince Hospital Pak Nam Pho 1 and Prince Hospital Pak Nam Pho 2, Nakhon Sawan Province Prince Hospital Uthai Thani, Uthai Thani Province Phitsanuwet Hospital Phitsanulok Province Phitsanuwet Hospital, Uttaradit, Uttaradit Province Phitsanuvej Hospital Phichit Phichit Province Sirivej Lamphun Hospital Lamphun Province Wiratsilp Hospital Chumphon Province Prince Sisaket Hospital and Prince Hospital Ubon Ratchathani, Ubon Ratchathani Province and can follow good news about medicine at Facebook: Principal Healthcare Company