Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.
Currently, there is no other widespread psychological disorder that affects all social backgrounds and age groups, as well as men and women, and is also steadily increasing, so it is conceived as “disease of the age”.
Signs and Symptoms
- Depressed depression most of the day (feelings of sadness or inner void, lack of hope)
- Loss of pleasure or interest in performing daily activities
- The feeling of fatigue all the time or lack of energy almost every day
- The feeling that any movement requires a great effort or on the contrary, feelings of restlessness and the inability to be quiet
- Diminishing or increasing need for sleep (insomnia or hypersomnia)
- Loss or weight loss visible after a change in appetite
- Without apparent reason, there are feelings of guilt and devaluation
- Thoughts of death or suicide