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Do you even know what depression is?

Do you even know what depression is?

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed.

When do you feel depressed for no reason?

September 19th, 2017 3:04am. Generally, when a person is depressed without an apparent reason, it is because they have clinical depression or they are experiencing depression as a symptom of another illness/disorder (as depression can be a symptom of PTSD and personality disorders).

What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

Emotional changes. Be alert for emotional changes, such as: Feelings of sadness, which can include crying spells for no apparent reason. Feeling hopeless or empty. Irritable or annoyed mood. Frustration or feelings of anger, even over small matters. Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities.

Can a depression test tell you if you are depressed?

The test will give you an idea as to whether you are suffering from depressive symptoms; however, as depression is a complex mental health problem, you should not rely on this test to diagnose your condition. Always talk to your GP about your symptoms.

When to see a doctor about your depression?

When to see a doctor. Depressed teenagers may be at risk of suicide, even if signs and symptoms don’t appear to be severe. If you’re a teen and you think you may be depressed — or you have a friend who may be depressed — don’t wait to get help. Talk to a health care provider such as your doctor or school nurse.

How to know if you are suffering from depression?

People suffering from clinical depression often experience a range of symptoms – both physical and emotional – which can interfere with day to day life. Discovering whether you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms could be an important step towards getting the help you need. Our picks for Quiz: Am I depressed?

Is it possible to have depression with no reason?

From personal experience, depression can definitely appear with no apparent reason. You don’t ever have to have a ‘reason’ to feel depressed and while certain events such as a death or bullying can cause depression, it’s totally possible that depression can seem to come out of nowhere Did you find this post helpful? Don’t miss a message!

Why do people get depressed all the time?

In some cases, feelings of depression can be clearly connected to an experience in someone’s life, such as a tragic loss or a violent event. Other people may be aware they have a family history of mental illness and, as a result, may not be caught off guard by a diagnosis of depression.

Who are the people on the depression quiz?

Who this depression quiz is for? This quiz is for people who are worried they might be suffering from the symptoms of depression or are concerned that a loved-one might be depressed.