Depression Rehabilitation Centre & Depression Treatment Center
Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities – these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression.
Long-term sadness and hopelessness, not consistent with circumstances, are characteristics of depression. Depression is a condition with negative connotations. It purely applies to an inconsistent, inappropriate and prolonged response to an event or circumstance in life.
Indeed there may be depression even when there is nothing in a person’s life to cause it, known as Anhedonia or a general feeling of lack of interest in the pleasurable activities of life. We must understand that a person with depression is not a social pariah or someone who is to be proscribed from society. This person needs care and attention.
Endorphins are natural painkillers and hormones released by activities like exercise. That is why exercise has an anti depressant effect. Depression which is out of sync and disproportionate needs medical attention and help, as this person can envisage self harm or suicide. So, when attendants or caregivers to such a person notice a problem, it is always wise and necessary to seek medical and social support. A lot of grieving can be taken care of by offering a helping hand.
Symptoms of Depression
- Reduced interest in activities which used to be enjoyed earlier
- Insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)
- Psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down
- Delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide
- Abnormal weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite
Treatment of Depression at Tulasi’s Psychiatric Nursing Homes & Rehabilitation Centers:
Depression is a treatable mental illness. There are three components to the management of depression:
- Support, ranging from discussing practical solutions and contributing stressors, to educating family members.
- Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
- Drug treatment, specifically antidepressants.