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Because most folks get stressed out from time to time, there is that everlasting question if depression is a real illness. The answer is: yes. The deadly one, that is. It has been stated that about 1 out of eight United States residents will possibly become clinically depressed. Several experience it once in a lifetime, while others have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed the first time, there is a 50 percent chance that he will fall to the same predicament again. And come the second time, there is the threat that this individual will go into a third manic depression episode.

Manic depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical performance of the person. This is not just a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. There are symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed properly and soon, it may increase to worse conditions. Like any other illness, major depression has also variations.

There are 3 kinds of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depression is a culmination of all the symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s power to act normally. It may happen once, but recurring episodes are possible.

Its less severe friend is dysthymia that is characterized by similar symptoms of serious depression, only they do not totally interfere with one’s activities. A person that has dysthymic disorder may suffer major depression sometime during his life.

Bipolar disorder is also a type of major depression that involves drastic mood changes, from being very high one minute to significantly depressed the next. The manic cycle may make the person hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the frustrated cycle hits. The stressed out cycle has all the symptoms of depression.

Mainly because depression is a disease, there are symptoms. Again, they are the following:

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless all the time

4. Absence or loss of interests in activities that used to bring happiness to the individual and this includes sex.

5. Prominent fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleep problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic weight change or reduction

9. Suicidal attempts and thoughts.

10. Pronounced becoming easily irritated

11. Physical aches and pains which may have no physiological basis

The good news is at the end of this dark tunnel called depression, there is hope. Treatment is available in three types: psychiatric therapy, antidepressant medicine and the combination of the two. At this time there are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light therapy are use.

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