Depression

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DEPRESSION

Depression is a severe community medical sickness that negatively affects the way you feel, the way you think, and the way you act. This can occur at any time, but on average, it first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Nearly one out of every six grownups will have this depression at some time in their life. Depression has no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries and affects nearly 16 million American adults every year and globally more than 264 million people. Depression is one of the most increasing causes of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

‚ÄčThis condition may cause some people to think about hurting themselves or committing suicide. As indicated by the CDC, in 2018, depression was the tenth leading cause of death overall in The United States, which claimed the lives of over 48,000 people. Internationally, nearly 800,000 population died from suicide each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds.

Although the exact reason for depression is not researched. As per scientific theories, it is caused by an imbalance of the Brain's Neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. This condition may result from a complex interaction of various activities such as social, psychological, and biological factors.

TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION

There are many approaches to treat depression because depression can vary among individuals. Luckily, there are many available treatment options to manage depressive symptoms. This severe condition is usually treated with anti-depressant medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. These medications are designed to change chemicals in the brain that affect mood and emotion.

Psychotherapy, also Called Talk Therapy, is the use of psychological methods to help an individual change their behaviour by learning about their condition, mood, thoughts, and feelings.

TMS therapy is an alternative non-drug treatment option available for treating depression effectively. This therapy is an advanced technique and procedure that applies short pulses of magnetic fields to certain areas of the brain that function inversely in patients with depression. This Magnetic Field acts on the brain cells (neurons)to help with the symptoms of depression.