Depression Symptoms

What is Depression?

Depression is a common, yet a serious medical disorder which is related to the person’s mood that can affect anyone, every day and lasts for a longer time. This disorder is likely to affect women than men. It is a real condition that affects people of all genders and ages including children.

Depression is also called a major disorder, which affects how an individual thinks, feels, behaves and can also lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

An individual with this disorder may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities. There are no records to prove the exact cause for the depression. There are a variety of factors behind this mental disorders, including – Biological differences, brain chemistry, hormones, Brain Diseases and Inherited traits.

Also Refer: Human Brain

Symptoms of Depression

The signs and symptoms of depression usually vary from one person to another and it can persist for a day, or for a week, and even for months. An individual with this medical disorder shows both mental and physical symptoms.

Listed below are the most common symptoms of depression.

  • Panic attacks.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Inability to concentrate.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities.
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts of suicide.
  • Anxiousness, guilt, and Irritability
  • Mood swings and feelings of tearfulness.
  • Feelings of exhaustion and severe tiredness.
  • Difficulty in remembering or recollecting the things
  • Always feeling lonely, unhappiness and hopelessness.
  • Lack of interest in work, friends, family members, and relationships.

Physical symptoms include:

  • Cramps.
  • Bloating.
  • Headache.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Digestive Disorders.
  • Muscles and joint pains.

There are different types of depression and its symptoms vary according to the types. The types of depression include:

  • Postnatal depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic depression.

Also Refer:  Nervous System Diseases

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to learn more information about the depression, Brain Diseases and other Neurological diseases.


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