Deep Depression Facts and Info
The deep depression disorder also called clinical depression is much more than just “feeling sad” because of some unfortunate event. The problem grows deep inside and changes the person’s life. Depression is a mental disorder which can be identified by noticing low mood, low self-esteem, loss of interest and pleasure in activities that once were satisfying.
What are the major depression symptoms?
This is a serious illness that affects all activities and people around the patient such as work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. Major depression symptoms are the following:
Very low mood
Inability to express pleasure
Ruminate over worthless thoughts and feelings
Deep feeling of guilt or regret
Symptoms of psychosis (delusions and hallucinations)
Poor concentration and memory
Decreased sex drive
Death or suicide thoughts
Agitated or lethargic behavior
What are the clinical depression causes?
Biopsychosocial model: all biological, psychological and social factors play a role in causing depression.
Diathesis-stress model: preexisting vulnerability is activated by stressful life events. There is genetic vulnerability or schematic (learned) vulnerability.
Long term drug or alcohol use or abuse. Withdrawal from certain sedative and hypnotic drugs
What are the clinical depression risk factors?
It is very important not to confuse the terms “risk factor” and “cause”. A risk factor does not end in depression, two people who share one risk factor don’t have to react necessarily the same. On the contrary, the same cause can lead two different people to depression. The most well-known clinical depression risk factors are:
Family history: The role relatives play in determining a genetic predisposition has been proven to be closely related to family members who share a mental illness condition.
Stress: some unfortunate life events like family deaths, personal illness, divorce, unemployment, low socioeconomic status may trigger depressive feelings. If a person has to go through a stressful event and doesn’t count with the skill of managing stress, he/she will live its life bringing back all sad memories.
Sociocultural factors: countries are always divided. Not everybody has a job, a nice house, a dog and a white fence. Immigrants have a hard time getting used to a new place, new faces, new skin colors and even new holidays and customs. This can lead citizens and foreigners to feel unsatisfied and alone.
Hormonal factors: there is nothing we can do with hormones, specially when we are growing up. Let’s think about puberty. If you are a teen ask your self, was my life easier few years ago? But if you are an adult go back in time and remember all the times you laughed, cried and fought within the same hour.
If you are a person you know are feeling somewhat down, pay attention to clinical depression causes, which may be decreasing your life quality. Make the difference between low mood and one thet interferes with daily activities. There are many medicines and therapies to win the battle against deep depression disorder.