Am i depressed or just sad?

From some of the causes and symptoms below, we can see, am I just sad or depressed already. Depression is a mood disease. Depression is more than just sad. Depression is sadness that is more intense and lasted too long.

There are various causes of depression:

1. Events in everyday life.
It is caused by psychological disorders, such as pressure from within his own concerns us, for example, when faced with pressure situations we do not want, because of social disruption, such as the abandoned wife or husband, boyfriend left, or shunned friends.

2. Changes in brain chemistry.
This is due to biological problems such as hormonal disturbances and changes in brain neurochemical systems.

3. Side effects of drugs
Approximately 5-10% of the general population experience depression. Women are twice as likely to experience depression than men. The results of the WHO study in 14 countries showed women two times more susceptible to depression. To prevent this, of course we need to know the main causes of depression

Being depressed is not a sign of weakness. It does not mean we are crazy. We will not just cope with it, over it. Do not expect to be depressed because we have a problem and do not assume you have depression because we get the pressures of life.

Symptoms of depression may vary among individuals. Most doctors suspect  if the patient reported that she felt sad or lost the passion for their daily activities. Chances are depressed when these feelings persist for two weeks or more, and we also have some of the following symptoms:

1. Fatigue or feeling sluggish and lethargic
2. Concentration difficulties
3. Decreased sexx drive
4. Sleep problems: get up early, or oversleeping
5. Feeling guilty, worthless, or hopeless
6. Decreased appetite or weight loss
7. Overeating

Depression can be treated with lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, and / or with treatment. Your doctor can help choose the therapy or combination therapy is most suitable for us. Do not attempt to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs because these substances may improve depressive symptoms and cause other problems.

Lifestyle changes can improve depression in some people. These changes include:

1. Regular exercise
2. Bask in the sun
3. Handling stress
4. Counseling
5. Regular sleeping
6. Relaxation
7. Meditation
8. Traditional therapy

Depression is a problem that affects the entire body, by interfering with physical health, thinking, feeling and behavior. The sooner we check, the sooner we can plan appropriate strategies to deal with this problem, which actually is a very real disruption on health.