Little, innocent, miserable eyes lie on the uncomfortable like the horns on the bed with the stress and depressive thoughts in his mind. The next day, with loaded work and scolding behaviour, he had to face. As this depressive phase continued with his childhood till his teenage years, her soul became damaged when every kick of effort was back toward or reflected as a sign of failure.
Teenage life, how his health lean and unhealthy, his thoughts wrapped the blanket of Depression and stress. How like his Depression is a silent killer himself. Kill from outside your soul, and injuries appear physically. At last, most probably, he will attempt suicide. Hence, we can say Depression is the silent killer.
Types of silent killer Depression:
- Postpartum Depression
- Hormonal induced Depression
- Due to chronic disease
- Alcohol addiction, drug dependency, Depression
- Family history or genetically more susceptible to Depression
- Stressful event
How Depression is a silent killer:
It often grows and progresses silently. Why is Depression called the silent killer? Let’s explore:
In Depression, The person becomes lazy, unambitious, apathetic and socially isolated. Sometimes, their family members and the person, even himself, aren’t aware of the signs of Depression. Even they do not understand the symptoms of Depression. Further, they go the stares of symptomatic severity. At last, the situation becomes critical. It becomes life-threatening.
2- Mental and psychological behaviour changes:
Due to the changes in mental and physiological behaviour and hormonal changes (increased levels of cortisone and epinephrine), they face:
- Lack of interest in pleasure activities,
- They stand life worthlessness,
- feelings of sadness persisting.
- They don’t understand their worth and life, which is a precious gift of god.
- Then, they divert towards the attempt of suicide. In this way, we said that Depression is a silent killer.
In other words, A depressed person may trigger severe pathologies and make life trouble. The depression symptoms itself is painful, added to other disease such as
- heart disease,
- high blood pressure,
- muscular pain,
- sleep disturbance,
- appetite changes such as weight loss or gain
- anxiety and stomach problems, normally gastric acidity or gastric reflux, which worsens life and gradually diverts the decline phase of life.
4-From a psychological point of view:
From a psychological point of view, a person may feel alone. Loniless itself makes life in prison. Further, the thought of the unbelievable in their relationship creates further agony and hurdles in the happiest life. Depression affects their sexual and healthy relationship.
Enriching our body, mind and soul with peace and tranquillity is necessary for a happier life.
What happens to the brain during Depression?
What is happening in the brain during Depression? Given points can understand it:
1-The neurotransmitters ( dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine) which can regulate our mood become disturbed in Depression.
2-The brain area that controls emotions, memory and stress regulation, called the hippocampus area, becomes reduced. Due to this stress, mood regulation and memory formation are affected.
Amygdala activity increases in Depression. It involves emotions like fear and anxiety. Due to increment in this area, fear, anxiety, negative thoughts, and feelings become hyperactive.
4-Problem-solving, decision making and emotional regulations linked to the prefrontal cortex region of the brain. Due to Depression, its activity becomes reduced, which may affect emotional and cognitive impairment.
5-Chronic inflammation may damage brain cells, and increased levels of inflammatory cytokines may exacerbate depression symptoms.
6-In Depression, brain neuroplasticity activity is reduced, due to which adaptation from negative experiences and learning from coping mechanisms is affected.
How do we manage this killing depression?
For getting the happiest life or managing the Depression:
- Meditation and the journey of spiritualism make the body and soul strong.
- Massage therapy
- Different therapies, such as interpersonal and cognitive, are recommended for mild Depression.
- For mild to severe, these therapies are adjuvant with medications.
- Acupressure therapy
- Aerobic exercise, swimming, dancing, running etc.
- Lifestyle changes
- Healthy diet
- Mindfulness meditation
- Writing a diary or note.
- Always discuss your feelings and thoughts with loved ones. It makes your heart light. Further, it also makes it possible for someone to judge your depressive phase, manage it, and start treatment before reaching its severity.
- Join a social support program.
Frequently Ask A Question:
What are the 4 main causes of Depression?
1-Family history or genetically Depression may run in families
2- A stressful event may be linked to social, psychological or environmental factors
3- Biological changes in brain chemistry (imbalance of neurotransmitter serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine etc)
4- Chronic medical diseases such as cancer or any other life-threatening diseases.
Is Depression considered a disability?
According to the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA), Depression is a disability. Depression makes it difficult for you to engage in or finish daily activities and chores, which is considered a disability. Depression criteria must fulfil disability claims. It usually happens in long-term Depression. It remembers that disability depends upon the severity of the Depression.
Is Depression a chemical imbalance?
According to research, there are many possible reasons for Depression, including hereditary and environmental factors. A combination of these factors likely contributes to the alterations in neurotransmitter levels in Depression.
Why do some people never get depressed?
Some people never get depressed; they have a strong inner soul and willpower. Due to this, they can be good fighters against external hurdles and troubles. Specific exercises and spiritualism strengthen you internally, becoming a good fighter against Depression.
Depression is a silent killer if it is not treated at the right time or does not consider its symptoms. In the US, approx. 3-8 per cent of children in the 10-16 years may suffer from Depression. But their expressing criteria are different. They become more cranky and show irritability behaviour. More than 90 per cent of individuals attempt suicide due to mental disorders and Depression.
Psychotherapy, along with medication, is necessary to treat the symptoms of Depression. Some individuals do not understand the signs of Depression. Sometimes, depressed people may face criticism as lazy and loners.
Is Depression caused by a chemical imbalance? It is not necessary; it may induced due to chemimacal imbalance. It may also occur due to environmental, social and hereditary factors. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of Depression. Make strong willpower and inner soul. Adopt healthy lifestyle changes that give you a better field to explore the better, happiest and lavish life.