Depression FAQs

Following are Frequently Asked Questions about depression which attempts to solve the queries regarding depression symptoms, reasons of depression, treatment for depression, psychotherapy, medication, how to deal with depression etc. These depression FAQ's will help you understand depression better and provide you brief idea about how to deal with depression.

Here, you can find all information about adult and teen depression which assists you to handle the situation properly. Gather different information related to depression such as types of depression, where to get help, proper therapy and depression pills, acupuncture and depression therapies etc.

What is Depression?
What are the Symptoms of Depression?
What are the Causes of Depression?
Do children also suffer from Depression?
I do have some signs and symptoms of depression, does that mean that I am depressed?
How can I deal will small depression and control it?
Are there any types of depression?
Is there any connection between insomnia and depression?
What is Dysthymia?
What is Bipolar Depression?
Do women suffer with depression more than men?
Is there any treatment for Depression?
Do antidepressants have side effects?
What are the therapies that can help to overcome depression?
How antidepressants work?
What types of Antidepressants are available in market?
Are there any natural remedies for depression?
What are the sings and symptoms of teen depression?
Do all women face depression in pregnancy?
What is ADHD?
Why depressed people commit or attempt suicide?
Who should I go to for Depression?
My doctor doubled the dose of antidepressants. Is it a normal practice?
For how long antidepressant treatment should last?
Drinking alcohol is fine or does it have any problem?
I have taken various antidepressants but they all failed. What should I do now?
What is Cognitive behavioral therapy?
What is ECT?

FAQ: What is Depression?

Many times in life we feel sad or tensed but when this period of sadness increases and stretches to months and year then you may be suffering with depression. Depression is a feeling of sadness which affects your daily routine work, health, emotions and even your social life.

Depression is the act of being depressed or feeling lonely and sad. According to medical research there is no particular reason or cause of depression. There are various factors that contribute to depression in an individual.

There are three types of depression:

  • Major Depression
  • Dysthymia Depression
  • Bipolar Depression

Depression is a mental illness which could occur at any age or time.

  • Depression in Men
  • Depression In Women
  • Depression in Elders
  • Depression in Children

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FAQ: What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Depression is a mental illness which involves thoughts and mood swings which affects your body and health also. If the symptoms last for more than 6 months or depression symptoms fluctuate frequently than it could be serious problem.

Following are symptoms of depression which will help you to detect the condition very well:

  • Low mood and energy
  • Low self-esteem and self confidence
  • Loss interest in hobbies or the activities that they used to enjoy
  • Problem in sleeping; it could be insomnia or excessive of sleep
  • Poor concentration and difficulty in making decisions
  • Fatigues or weakness
  • Irritable or bad tempered
  • Change in speech and movement speed
  • Restlessness and anxiety
  • Always feel sad and cry
  • Exhaustion and want to be alone
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Change in appetite
  • Unexpected weight loss or weight gain
  • Thought of death or suicide

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FAQ: What are the Causes of Depression?

There are various factors that cause depression. Following are some of them:

  • Chemical Imbalance: According to research there is a chemical in brain which deals with the emotions of human beings. Imbalance of this chemical contributes to the depression in an individual. Chemical imbalance may cause irritability, anxiety and sleeping problems.
  • Genetic Causes: According to research genes are also responsible for the cause of depression like if any one or both parents are suffering from depression; their child has more chances of suffering from depression than other children.
  • Environment: An unhealthy environment or surroundings also contributes to the depression like abusing, violence or unsafe environment.
  • Death: Death of loved once is also one of the factor that contributes to depression in an individual.
  • Stress: Stress of job, office or study can also cause depression.
  • Hormonal Change: Hormonal changes in body also affect the mood of an individual that leads towards depression.
  • Avoidance: People who feel neglected are more likely to be depressed.
  • Low Self Esteem and Low Self Confidence
  • Frequently Physical Illness
  • Frequently Drug and Alcohol Intake

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FAQ: Do children also suffer from Depression?

And the answer is "Yes". Children also suffer from depression. It is just the wrong perception of people that children do not suffer from depression. It is termed as childhood depression. Children in the age group of 4 to12 show the symptoms of depression which could be serious. Children are unable to understand and express their feelings; elders should understand and handle them with love.

To know more about depression in child visit Childhood Depression and gather all information.

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FAQ: I do have some signs and symptoms of depression, does that mean that I am depressed?

The easiest way to diagnose your depression is depression screening test which you can find on internet. Depression screening is free of cost and confidential. It will help you to determine whether you need to visit doctor or not.

There are some questions in the test and you have to answer them. On the basis of your answers you will get to know if you are depressed.

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FAQ: How can I deal will small depression and control it?

Here are some tips that will help you to deal with the depression:

  • Do not stay alone, force yourself to go out and meet people.
  • Share your feelings with friends or loved ones so that you can get emotional support.
  • Do exercise which will refresh you and will help you to have good sleep.
  • Do all activities that you used to do like dancing, playing games etc.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and drugs.

These are some of the tips that you can follow and for further information visit How to Deal with Depression?

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FAQ: Are there any types of depression?

Depression could be differentiated with age, gender or factors according to symptoms; there are three types of depression:

  • Major Depression
  • Dsythymia Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

According to age or gender factor it is categorized as:

  • Depression in Children
  • Depression in Teens
  • Depression in Elders
  • Depression in Men
  • Depression in Women

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FAQ: Is there any connection between insomnia and depression?

Yes there is a link between insomnia and depression. In most of the cases, depression causes insomnia. People try to sleep but are unable to have a sound sleep. People face problem in sleep like they wake up frequently at night, wake up early in the morning or they are unable to sleep.

Similarly insomnia also leads towards the depression. For more information visit Insomnia and Depression.

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FAQ: What is Dysthymia?

It is a less severe chronic depression in which a person can work his daily routine but seems sad and unhappy for more than six months. Sometimes the symptoms of depression fluctuate like for short time period you feel fine but after sometime the symptoms appear again. Symptoms of Dysthymia are same as of major depression but it is less severe than it.

For more information click Dysthymia - Chronic Depression and gather all the information you want

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FAQ: What is Bipolar Depression?

Bipolar depression or disorder is a mental illness which effects emotion, mood and body of the patient. Bipolar disorder describes the swing of mood in between two emotional poles. Bipolar depression is also known as bipolar disorder, bipolar mood disorder, bipolar affective disorder, manic depression etc. In first phase person feels happy and ecstatic and in second phase person feels depressed and sad.

Click Bipolar Depression and grab more information about bipolar disorder.

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FAQ: Do women suffer with depression more than men?

Yes, Women are more prone to suffer with depression than men. According to depression statistics number of women suffering with depression is double the number of men suffering with depression. Depression in women is classified as the following:

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • During Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Menopause

To grab further information visit Depression in Women.

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FAQ: Is there any treatment for Depression?

Most of the people have this wrong perception that there is a way to treat depression. Treatment of Depression is classified in four classes and they are:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Combination of psychotherapy and medication
  • Other treatments

To gather all information about treatment of depression click here.

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FAQ: Do antidepressants have side effects?

In the case of mild or moderate depression various antidepressants have side effects. So it is very important to take advice from psychiatrist or doctor because they can suggest you the best antidepressant according to your situation and stage of depression.

There are many side effects of Antidepressants like insomnia, nausea, headache etc. For more information click Antidepressants Side Effects.

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FAQ: What are the therapies that can help to overcome depression?

There are various types of therapies available. First consult your doctor and choose the best therapy. Following are various therapies for depression. The therapy varies with the type of depression, stage of depression and your age:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Dialectical Therapy
  • Acupuncture

To know more about all these therapies just go through Depression Therapy, it would help you a lot to understand the therapy and treatment for depression.

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FAQ: How antidepressants work?

Chemical imbalance in brain is one of the causes of the depression. Brain has neurotransmitter which produces a chemical that is responsible for human emotions. If there is chemical imbalance then individual can go in depression and medication is required to balance this chemical.

But there are side effects of antidepressants, so you should consult your psychiatrist. He will give you the medicine depending on the stage and type of depression.

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FAQ: What types of Antidepressants are available in market?

There are many different antidepressants available in market which could help you. Here is the list of the types of Antidepressants which you will help you:

  • Tricyclic Drug
  • SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)
  • NDRIs (Norepinephrine and Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors)MAOIs (Monamine Oxidase Inhibitors)
  • Combined Reuptake Inhibitors and Receptor Blockers

For more information about the working technology and types of antidepressants go through List of Antidepressants and grab all the information you want.

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FAQ: Are there any natural remedies for depression?

There are different depression natural remedies that could help you to fight against depression. It is a far better way to treat your depression using natural remedies because it does not have any side effects. Depression natural remedy improves blood circulation to brain, controls your heart and breathing.

Click Depression Natural Remedy and grab information about natural herbs and their working

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FAQ: What are the sings and symptoms of teen depression?

Following are symptoms of teen depression:

  • At school and college performance becomes poor
  • Looks tired and walks slow
  • Avoid family and friends
  • Feel guilty
  • Lose weight and interest in favorite activities
  • Aggressive and rude
  • Mood swing
  • Start consuming alcohol or drug
  • Pains or aces

These are the symptoms that you can notice in a teen in teen depression. For more information you can visit Teen Depression which has all the information that you need.

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FAQ: Do all women face depression in pregnancy?

No, not all women face depression in pregnancy but it is quite common in women to face depression in pregnancy. The depression could be moderate, mild or severe depending on the nature of the woman. Women could get depressed before, after or during pregnancy:

  • Perinatal Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Baby Blues

These are the types of depression that a woman can face. Depression is common in women during pregnancy but they need to be taken care.

Get all the information about depression by clicking Depression in Pregnancy. It has all information about depression during, after and before pregnancy and its treatment.

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FAQ: What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common mental disorder which is seen in children. According to depression statistics it is found that around 3 to 5 percent of children suffer with this disorder. It could continue till adulthood or can become more prominent. Boy’s ratio is more than girls. ADHD is categorized into three according to the symptoms in a child:

  • Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
  • Predominantly inattentive
  • Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive

These are the three types of ADHD which you can observe in your child. To know more about symptoms of ADHD, causes and treatment of ADHD just visit Attentive Deficit hyperactive Disorder and grab more information.

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FAQ: Why depressed people commit or attempt suicide?

Depression is a mental illness which effects mood swing, emotion and body also. Depressed people feel worthless and alone. If they do not talk to anybody then their emotions will make them feel guilty. So, they attempt suicide which seems to be the only solution to them.

So to prevent them from depression and suicide there are various therapies and medications. To know more just visit Depression and Suicide. It will help you to understand the condition of the depressed people and you can grab the tips to prevent these types of situations.

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FAQ: Who should I go to for Depression?

A good treatment according to stage of depression and your age is a perfect way to come out of depression. So your primary care physician is your first stop. If your physician suggests that you should see a specialist then you can go to psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker.

For more information about the correct treatment and different treatment phases of depression just visit Depression Treatment and get to know where to get treatment, types and formats of treatment.

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FAQ: My doctor doubled the dose of antidepressants. Is it a normal practice?

Yes, it is a very normal and common practice. Doctors prescribe low dose for first week or time period and then increase your dose.

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FAQ: For how long antidepressant treatment should last?

Depression is a mental illness which would take some time to get cured. Its treatment takes time. According to your depression it could be 6 months, a year or more.

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FAQ: Drinking alcohol is fine or does it have any problem?

In simple words drinking alcohol and taking treatment for depression is totally a bad idea.

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FAQ: I have taken various antidepressants but they all failed. What should I do now?

You can go for other treatments like psychotherapy, acupuncture or depression natural remedy. You need to discus it with your doctor or psychiatrist. You may have a history of some fluctuating depression which comes and goes at times. This type of depression needs to be treated in cycles and not by symptoms. So, ask your doctor to revisit the diagnosis.

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FAQ: What is Cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the therapy which helps you to tone your moods and make your thinking correct and fill you with a lot of positive thoughts. It usually lasts for 10 to 20 sessions according to your depression stage and improvement. It is a very effective therapy and you can get the best results. When you will take antidepressants and cognitive therapy together then it will be more result oriented than antidepressants and psychotherapy alone.

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FAQ: What is ECT?

Electroconvulsive therapy which is also known as shock therapy is the most successful therapy. But, it has some risk like short or long term memory loss. The patient is given anesthesia and relaxant muscles. Then the patient is given shock on both side of the skull. These shocks have time and a certain volts according to the depression phase of the patient.

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