Depression – an analytical review
Sadness and grief is a normal human emotion. we all have those feelings from time to time. But it goes away after a certain period of time.
. Depression is a period of overwhelming sadness.it usually involves loss of interest in things that usually used to bring pleasure to you. The people in depression are usually in denial. They do not accept but the symptoms start showing physically too. Untreated depression is the threat to health and it puts the life of that person at risk and that’s the reason why we need to address depression as a real disease.
According to the reports of the National Institute of mental health in 2012, at least 6.9% of the world’s population was suffering from depression. There is my favorite Online poet, he says and I quote and according to the data available from the National Survey on drug use and health, Woman’s are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men.
Yes, some of us are suffering from a disease that needs treatment, love, care, and attention. There are so many symptoms to observe like, The person starts behaving negatively, faces anger management issues, loss of interest in favorite things, planning suicide. Then there are so many physical symptoms too like, Insomnia or sleeping too much, increased or decreased appetite, withdrawal, weight gain or loss, etc.
There are types of depression and it differs from person to person and from situation to situation,
– Seasonal affective disorder.
In this, if you love chilly weather then you’ll be upset or sad throughout the summer season or rainy season.
– Postpartum depression
many new mothers face baby blues, it is because of lack of sleep, hormonal changes, and fatigue. This feeling usually passes within a couple of weeks but if it’s prolonged and escalated then it’s the case of postpartum depression.
– Psychotic Depression
When a person starts suffering from major depression and bipolar disorder along with hallucinations, delusion, paranoia then it is psychotic depression.
Most likely around 15-20% of people in depression reach this stage.
This is a real disease and a big threat to life. According to a daily news report, by 2025 depression will be the biggest issue in the health sector.
Depression is a real thing and needs real-time attention without any delay. The most affected health in the present time is mental health. Everyone around us is so competitive, so growing that sometimes a person gets tired in that race and starts using negativity inside them as a shield. They start self-loathing and self-harm.
To all the people, who have decided to make me believe that it’s just a phase of mind, Yes, it is, it’s all in our mind. A person like ellen Degeneres, Who lost everything because she declared herself as a gay, suffered severe depression, But with the right people, she is where she is right now.
J K Rowling –
A lady who considered herself a failure, and attempted suicide while battling with poverty, Decided to release her books and consult a therapist.we all know now who she is.
Jhonny Depp –
He is one of my favorites, without a blink of doubt but the truth is he had suffered anxiety and depression too, that too on such an extent that he needed therapists on his sets too.
Angelina Jolie –
she suffered depression due to losing her mother. This is something, that we all dread to face. So the reason for depression is various but it’s not a myth. It is very much real if it can kill Chester Bennington, It’s real in every breathing second.
Depression was never an easy job to settle with. You feel it, feel it, feel it, feel it until you’re numb until your mind repeats only one thing to you all day and night, that you need to survive, you need to make it to another day, and then there will be rainbows and unicorns.
Then comes the people who say no you are just sad not depressed. Ohhhh sad but how come you are depressed, you are sane? but depression isn’t about going insane and doing stuff like lunatics. It’s always there in mind, in your behavior. And depression isn’t about being sad, you need to fight nausea, the bad taste of mouth, uneasiness, back pain, and feeling sleepy all the time. How does this make it easy?
When on a certain night you need a reason to sleep and the following morning become tiring. But then on some nights, you are sleeping for 15 hours straight. Ohh do you know the feeling when everyone around is happy but you just know you don’t belong there.one of the instance, I recall from meeting a friend who suffered depression,
I still remember my mom leaving for the market for 20 mins and that thought was heartbreaking because I didn’t want her to leave even if it was 20 mins.
The moment she stepped out of the house I burst into tears, on which I had no control, you get negative vibes most of the times, sometimes you overthink until your mind runs out of fuel, until you have successfully installed a negative vibe a fear in your mind, to control your soul and to paint it black. But how to help this, you certainly can’t ask your brain to stop functioning.
I just couldn’t see my man leaving without bursting into tears the next moment he was out of my sight even if I knew both of us are supposed to be somewhere. But then after 15 secs I am calm and my brain is no more making a fuss and I just crave food. This is not some stupidity, THIS HAPPENS. we have to start treating depression as a real disease.
it doesn’t allow you to breathe. I feel I don’t deserve anybody I have got in my life but then maybe on very another day I think all people are biased and selfish, They don’t care.
Having anger issues makes things worse, but really want to bang your head somewhere and break things is worst. Getting yourself some kind of new motivation every morning to wake up and function is stupid too but then there it is. Someday coffee /tea works, some morning just breathing does the part.
You know when you are doing absolutely well, but then your people point out your flaws, not the efforts you have put through it to achieve something. That’s bad. In that situation it’s like spreading more hatred in your life .when you don’t want to talk they bug you and take you as a rude person. That’s bad and it proves that depression is a real disease.
Self-harm isn’t an art taught in any school, but it’s a thing that gets evolved automatically in mind when your brain doesn’t function properly. It can’t be right even if it’s said in any language and explained but then there it is. It pretty difficult knowing you stay in an environment where these things are very remote, but even if you allow them to know it, They live in denial. So not to speak about these issues are common now.
I knew this was bad, I know on these days that I am feeling bad and then I try my best because I do not want to feel the same way forever. So I try again and again to not feel the same. Having a memory that can remember everything is actually a curse.
we actually don’t read books every day and stares out of the window, We go out, meet people, laugh, love, try to enjoy, eat but we just don’t feel the same way as others. It’s been pretty difficult knowing the changes but there is always a reason every day to wake up and do things. It is not worth giving up, but its really difficult to keep going because depression is a real disease.
Depression is not a skin disease to show up on your face or on your skin, so people would realize, you’re sick. It’s in your mind, it happens when you allow negativity as an in-charge of your soul. It’s in mind and has no major symptoms but still, it’s a disease that has been mocked by people over and over again.
So don’t feed them the bullshit like, everyone gets sad, why can’t you be happy? You are too happy to be depressed? and yeah the most suitable one, Just think positively. Don’t exaggerate it, depression is a real disease.
Because if you see them not giving up and trying to pass every day with a smile. They don’t need your sympathies full of philosophy. Keep it. They’ll still make it.