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Depressives Mann


Depression is more than just being unhappy or annoyed for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed, you feel sad for a long time, not just a few days. Some people think that depression is normal and not a real illness. This is a misconception; It's a real disease with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can "pull yourself out of" by "pulling yourself together".

Depression (major depression) is a common and serious medical condition that negatively affects how you feel, how you think and how you act. Luckily, it's also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and decrease your ability to function at work and at home.

According toa new Swiss health reportmore and more young adults in Switzerland are suffering from symptoms of depression. Fortunately, the suicide rate among under-25s has dropped by half in the past 30 years. 

According toSwiss Health Report3.1% of adults had major depressive disorder and 15.8% had some major depressive disorder symptoms in the past 2 weeks. Depression in adults is common and one of the main causes ofdisease burdenandreduced labor productivity worldwide.

Mental Symptoms:

  • persistent bad mood or sadness

  • feeling hopeless and helpless

  • have low self-esteem

  • tears in tears

  • guilt

  • Irritability and intolerance towards others

  • have no motivation or interest in things

  • difficulties in decision-making

  • have no joy in life

  • feeling anxious or worried

  • Have thoughts of suicide or harming yourself

Physical Symptoms:

  • moves or speaks more slowly than usual

  • Changes in appetite or weight (usually decreased but sometimes increased)

  • constipation

  • inexplicable pain

  • lack of energy

  • low sex drive (loss of libido)

  • Changes in your menstrual cycle

  • Trouble sleeping (eg, difficulty falling asleep at night or waking up very early)

Social Symptoms:

  • Avoid contact with friends and engage in less social activities

  • Neglecting your hobbies and interests

  • Have difficulties at home, at work or in family life

Treatment of Depression

Various physical counseling methods, or "talk therapy," are sometimes used alone to treat depression; In the case of moderate to severe depression, phycological therapy methods are often used together with antidepressants. 

Phycological counseling methods can only involve the individual, but they can also involve others. For example canFamilys- orcouples therapyhelp address issues in these close relationships. 

Depending on the severity of the depression, treatment can last a few weeks or much longer. In many cases significant improvements can be achieved in 10 to 15 sessions.

When to seek help because of Burnout?

It is recommended that you seek help if you have symptoms of depression for most of the day, every day, for more than 2 weeks. Studies show that getting help as early as possible produces the best long-term results. At Praxis Alive, we are here to help you through the darkest of times. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression will make a full recovery. Between 80% and 90% of people with depression eventually respond well to treatment. Almost all patients get some relief from their symptoms.

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