Whenever we feel particularly unhappy, we are likely to describe ourselves as “depressed.” In all likelihood, we are merely responding to sad events, fatigue, or unhappy thoughts. However, normal dejection is seldom severe enough to influence daily functioning significantly or persist very long. Depressive disorders, on the other hand, have no redeeming characteristics. They bring severe and long-lasting psychological pain that may intensify as time goes by. Those who suffer from such disorders may lose their will to carry out the
simplest of life’s activities; some even lose their will to live. These cause significant impairment in their day – to – day functioning at work, home and/or interpersonal relationships.
Am I / my loved one suffering from a Depressive disorder?
- Do you experience little interest or pleasure in doing things that you liked doing earlier?
- Are you feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
- Are you having trouble falling or staying asleep, or are sleeping too much?
- Are you feeling tired or as having little energy?
- Are you experiencing reduced appetite, overeating, or considerable weight changes?
- Do you tend to feel bad about yourself – that you are a failure or experience feelings of guilt?
- Are you having difficulty concentrating on things or making decisions?
- Have you had thoughts like you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?
If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.
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