Major depression. Lifetime prevalence of major depressive disorder is approximately 16.5%. Females are 70% more likely than males to experience major depression. The average age of onset is 32 years old. There is a genetic contribution, the specific genes have not been identified. It is thought that life stressors interact with this vulnerability to result in major depressive episodes.
Biopsychsocial Facto. Biological is inheritance, psychological is low self esteem, social is traumatic events or losses.
See Below. Difficulty concentrating, keeping focus, low or lack of motivation, irritability, depending on severity, some people might start skipping showers, or taking care of their basic needs, which inadvertently will affect your work and out-of work relationships. Some people get more angry, having "shorter fuse". If you feel you're being affected, get evaluated and start treatment (meds and psychth).
Major Depression. Lack of energy, lack of motivation & interest, poor sleep and poor concentration, all affect your productivity.
Types of Depression. There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Major depression impacts job, marriage, social situations. This needs to be treated ASAP. Peace and good health.
Multiple Factors. There are several factors that may increase the risk of depression. One of these is a strong family history of severe depression. Also, negative life experiences such as trauma, abuse, and multiple losses can increase this risk. Chronic pain and other medical conditions can play a role, as well as the abuse of substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs.
Depression. Biopsychosocial factors, mainly genetic (biological), self concept & esteem issues (psychological) and stress (social). This is one model, simplified to explain causes of depression.
Depression Treatment. If you are sure of your diagnosis, work with your doctor for a good combination of medication therapy (one ssri or snri for moderate depression, may need to add second one that works through a different mechanism if severe). Add psychotherapy such as cbt or intensive brief dynamic therapy. Start an exercise program, improve your diet and sleep and schedule activities. Check thyroid and medications.
Depression is. Treatable. I know that you are on Effexor (venlafaxine) - but don't know what other treatment you have received. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep >.
Set goals. . . . . . That are realistic and achievable. Your therapist can help with this by devising a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment plan capable of measuring your progress on several functional domains (social, interpersonal, emotional, domestic, recreational). Central to this process is discussion, feedback and plans for treatment modification should barriers arise. Finally, attend all sessions.
Sometimes. Severe and chronic depression will sometimes qualify a person to receive ssi. It depends on the severity and response to appropriate treatment, along with clear evidence of impairment of daily functioning.
Depends on the law. What is and what isn't a SSI disability is less about medicine and more about the law. Contact an attorney for this answer.
Very very rarely. Can't say it is not possible but depression does get better. This means going back to normal is highly likely, especially with treatment.
Extremely difficult. You must prove you are severely disabled and can not work at all with support. You get an evaluation by an SSI physician. After evaluation, you be ordered into treatment and fail every kind, including medications, psychotherapy, possibly electroshock therapy. Being on SSI can decrease quality of life because of financial crisis, poor self-esteem, social isolation. Maybe better alternatives exist.
Symptoms. Symptoms may incluse: depresses or orritable mood, sleep initiation and/ or early morning waking, oversleeping, decreased appetite, weight loss, de rease in energy, motivation and interest levels. Crying episodes, withdrawn, feelings of hoplessness, helplessness, worthlessness, amhedonia (lack of enjoyment in activities prev enjoyed), diurnal variation, suicidal thoughts, low frustration tolerance.
Symptoms, Duration. In addition to the symptoms that have already been mentioned, a diagnosis of major depression requires that these symptoms be present for at least 2 weeks, that they significantly interfere with daily functioning, and that they are not more clearly explained by some other medical condition that is directly causing the symptoms.
There R some tips. Exercise is a natural antidepressant. Even when you feel like staying in bed, get up and exercise. It will improve your mood. Laughter is also a natural antidepressant. See a funny movie. Laugh out loud. Speak with a friend. Go to a mall, it may help you get your mind off your troubles. Listen to music it may also help improve your mood. Therapy is also a huge help so why not take advantage of it?
Depression. You can deal major depression by seeing your psychiatrist regularly; take medications as prescribed, psychological sessions. No drug, alcohol, upper or downers. Choose a hobby. Exercise. Make one friend or family member who you can talk freely. Eat balance. Drink water and no sugary drinks. Make sure no thyroid problem. Take care of other medical problems as they can cause or precipitate depression.
YES. There is definite treatment and hope for someone with Major Depression. Therapy and many types of medications are part of the solution. Also activity and exercise.
Dep. Recovery. With proper therapy, majority can remain in recovery phase for years.
Yes, but chronic Rx. Major depression is an episodic but chronic illness for most sufferers. Most people with depression recover with treatment, but many are unable to sustain recovery because they stop treatment prematurely.
It depends. Major depression may respond to psychotherapy. A psychiatric evaluation would be the first priority to investigate and determine any additional contributing factors. Addressing any biological, psychological, social or spiritual factors would become part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Cognitive behav ther. First, get a careful diagnosis by a psychiatrist. Then, perhaps through that M.D., find a clinical psychologist, usually, well trained in cognitive behavior therapy. This is an interactive process that has been proven to be effective in a certain percentage, but not all, persons experiencing depression. If there are feelings of suicide, see a professional or an E.R. Immediately.
Therapy. Can be effective, but the time required would be much greater than therapy plus medications. Why not get the best treatment available?