Depression is a mental disorder characterized by the depressive triad, which includes a decrease in mood, disorders in thinking (pessimistic view of everything happening around, loss of the ability to feel joy, negative judgments), and motor retardation. Some doctors prescribe for depression:

Depression is accompanied by lowered self-esteem, loss of taste for life, and loss of interest in habitual activities. In some cases, a person experiencing a depressive state begins to abuse alcohol, as well as other available psychotropic substances.

Depression, as a mental disorder, manifests itself as pathological affect. The illness itself is perceived by people and patients as a manifestation of laziness and bad character, as well as selfishness and pessimism. It should be taken into account that a depressive state is not only a bad mood, but is often a psychosomatic illness that requires specialist intervention. The earlier an accurate diagnosis is made and treatment begun, the more likely recovery success.

Manifestations of depression are effectively treated, despite the fact that the disease is very common among people of all ages. Statistics show that depression affects 10% of people over the age of 40, two-thirds of whom are women. People over 65 years of age are three times more often affected by mental illness. Among adolescents and children, 5% suffer from depressive states, and adolescence accounts for 15 to 40% of young people with a high suicide rate.

Causes of depression

There are many causes that can lead to the onset of the illness. These include dramatic experiences associated with loss (a loved one, social position, a certain status in society, work). In this case, there is a reactive depression, which occurs as a reaction to an event, a situation from outside life.

The causes of depression can manifest themselves in stressful situations (nervous breakdown), caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. In this case, the social cause of the disease is associated with a high pace of life, high competitiveness, an increased level of stress, uncertainty about the future, social instability and difficult economic conditions. Modern society cultivate

s and therefore imposes a number of values that condemn humanity to constant dissatisfaction with itself. This is the cult of physical as well as personal perfection, the cult of personal well-being and power. Because of this, people are heavily experienced and begin to hide personal problems as well as failures. If the psychological as well as somatic causes of depression don’t reveal themselves, this is how endogenous depression manifests itself.

The causes of depression are also linked to a lack of biogenic amines, which include serotonin, noradrenaline, as well as dopamine.

Causes of depression can be triggered by sunless weather, darkened rooms. In this way, seasonal depression manifests itself in the fall and winter.

Causes of depression can manifest themselves as a result of the side effects of medications (benzodiazepines, corticosteroids). Often this condition disappears on its own after withdrawal of the medication taken.

The depressive state caused by taking neuroleptics can last up to 1.5 years with a vital character. In some cases, the causes lie in the abuse of sedatives, as well as sleeping pills, cocaine, alcohol, and psychostimulants.

Causes of depression can be triggered by somatic diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, influenza, craniocerebral trauma, atherosclerosis of the cerebral arteries).