Depression Quiz

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This is a sign of depression

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Depressed people have feelings and thoughts of:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Helplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Death or suicide

Depression is a rare disorder

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Depression is a common mental disorder affecting millions of people around the world. Fortunately, depression is a treatable mental illness. Psychotherapy and antidepressant medications are used to treat depression.

What causes depression?

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Almost all scientists agree that depression is a brain disorder, but differ on exact causes. Research is going on to find out the exact causes. It is believed that many factors, such as genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological, play a role in the onset of depression. Other factors like hormone levels, chronic diseases, stress, grief, and substance abuse also may contribute to starting of depression. One or more of the above factors can trigger changed in brain chemistry, leading to onset of symptoms of depression.

Depression refers to.…....

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Depression is a mood disorder that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression is also called as clinical depression or depressive disorder. Depression is a serious mental illness that can adversely impact both physical and mental health.

People with depression feel and think normally

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Depression is a serious mental illness that can adversely impact both physical and mental health. People with depression experience feelings of despondency, worthlessness, excessive guilt, and dejection. It affects their sleeping, eating, and working. Other symptoms of depression are losing interest in daily activities, weight loss or weight gain, insomnia or excessive sleeping, fatigue, and inability to concentrate. People with severe depression experience thoughts of death or suicide.

Depression does not result in any physical problem

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The following physical problems occur in depressed people:

  • Fatigue or feeling tired
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Unexplained headaches
  • Unexplained digestive problems
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Sleeping too much

No behavioral changes occur in depressed people

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Behavior of depressed people changes adversely. They following behavioral changes occur:

  • Moodiness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Social withdrawal
  • Substance abuse
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Missing work or other commitments
  • Self-harm or suicide attempts

Depressed people lose interest in…......

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Depressed people lose interest in…

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Favorite activities or hobbies
  • Sex
  • Work

Depression is treated by …….......

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Various treatment options are available for people with depression. Treatment depends on type and severity of your symptoms, diagnosis, and your medical condition. Your doctor may treat you with one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Antidepressant medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (brain stimulation)
  • Lifestyle changes

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