What is depression? Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder. and found in patients of various ages. It is a state of feeling depressed, dull, unhappy, irritable or bored. For more than 2 weeks until negative emotions affect daily life. Such as insomnia, loss of appetite, lack of mental focus, lack of concentration.
Normal people often feel sad. When there is a story that affects the mind but for patients with depression Sad emotions are often more intense and longer. Even though the event has passed.
Causes that lead to depression
- Chemical or neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain, such as having less serotonin secretion than normal, causing depression, anxiety, insomnia, and inability to eat, etc.
- caused by genetics This is because neurological disorders can be hereditary. People whose parents or relatives are suffering from depression Therefore, there is a chance to suffer from depression as well.
- have accumulated stress or emotional events such as loss, serious illness, social pressure This can cause long-lasting negative emotions.
- Other factors such as hormonal changes during pregnancy and after childbirth taking certain medications
The patients with major depressive disorder may be caused by more than one factor. and if not treated properly It could turn into a serious type of depression .