Depression today is the least diagnosable and most often misdiagnosed disease. As a result, it often remains untreated. Part of the problem is the misconception in society about mental illness. Among the elderly, depression is an extremely common occurrence. And often the patient does not suspect about his illness. Depression is a side effect of many diseases and often develops after a heart attack, stroke, and other diseases. You can identify some signs of disease in yourself by answering the following questions:
- Do you have sleep changes (sleep more or less)?
- You get tired quickly, you don’t have a desire to do something?
- Do you find it difficult to concentrate for a long time?
- Do you eat more than usual or have lost your appetite?
- Do you have a recent desire to commit suicide?
in the morning, then we often confuse chronic fatigue with depression. Organic depression shows all the symptoms in the evening.
In order to make a diagnosis of depression, a depressed state should be observed in the patient for about a month. The causes of depression can be a violent reaction to life events or stress, lack of sunlight in the winter months, poor nutrition, excessive consumption of sugar, caffeine, nicotine, hormonal imbalance.
Depression often appears with sudden changes in life. For example, retirement, divorce, death of a loved one, midlife crisis. Menopausal women are also at risk of depression.
Sometimes depression is a sign of a serious illness that has not yet manifested. This is especially true for cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas or colon. We do not know the exact reason for this, but there are suggestions that such depression may be the result of a loss of the body’s ability to digest food.
If you are depressed, then the first thing to do is go to the therapist, who must identify any hidden disease. If the changes are not at the physiological level, then you need to contact a psychiatrist. Deficiency in the body of vitamins of group B, C, betionin, tryptophan, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium – a common phenomenon in depression. All these vitamins, microelements, amino acids are the basis for calming, relaxing the nervous system, a cheerful state, vitality and the formation of a healthy sleep and well-being.