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More than 264 million people suffer from it around the world.. Know the symptoms and causes of depression

Depression is a type of mood disorder in which a person may feel feelings of sadness or loss of interest in things they previously enjoyed, and it is the most common psychological disorder that affects more than 264 million people worldwide. Depression and its causes, according to the "Times of India" website.

Q: What are the symptoms of depression?


 A person becomes depressed if they experience five of the symptoms listed below for a period of two weeks. Common symptoms of depression are:

1. Constant feeling of sadness

2. Being irritable, anxious, restless, aggressive or moody

3. Loss of interest in favorite activities

4. Loss of appetite or emotional eating

5. Weight loss or gain

6. Disturbed sleep patterns such as sleeping too long or sleeping too little لفترات

7. Trouble concentrating and making decisions or completing routine activities

8. Feelings of worthlessness, self-loathing, despair and guilt

9. Fatigue

10. Self-harm or suicidal thoughts

Symptoms of depression should not be ignored because if not treated, it can exacerbate symptoms and exacerbate grief, negatively affecting a person's life.

Q: What are the causes of depression?


Genetic causes: If a person has a family history of depression, they are likely or at least more likely to develop the disorder at some point in his/her life.

Traumatic events or traumatic events that occur in a person's childhood can lead to depression and can send a person into a downward spiral of negative feelings.

Brain structure: Less activity in the frontal lobe of the brain can put a person at greater risk of depression.

Chronic diseases: A person may develop depression after suffering from chronic diseases, other mental disorders, or medical conditions.

Brain chemical activity: A change in brain chemical activity can lead to depression. Changes in neurotransmitter levels in the brain can also lead to symptoms of depression.

Personality traits: Low self-confidence and low self-worth in individuals can make them susceptible to depression. People who are stressed often, who are self-critical, and who are pessimistic by nature and indulge in self-hate behaviors are also easily prone to depression.

Medications: Some medications can trigger symptoms of depression as a side effect.

Social, economic, psychological and environmental factors: Factors that affect an individual's daily life can play an important role in determining whether or not a person will suffer from depression.