What is Depression and How You Can Prevent It?

Have you ever met someone who is really depressed? What is depression actually? In simple words, it is a mood disorder. While depression, you can feel the loss of something, sadness or anger without any reason or with reason.

It is a very common condition and around 8.1 percent of Americans have depression according to Centers for disease control and prevention.

Depression can be experienced in many different ways. It can reduce your productivity, increase chronic conditions, and destroy relationships.

Depression can increase the risk of arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, and obesity.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of depression are different depending on your gender.

Symptoms for Men:

  • Sadness and hopeless feelings.
  • A negative change in behavior.
  • Reduced cognitive abilities.
  • Trouble in sleeping.
  • Physical problems such as headaches and digestive problems.

Symptoms for Women:

  • Withdrawing from social activities.
  • Anxious and sad feelings.
  • Change in sleep patterns and reduced appetite.
  • Change in behavior.
  • Reduced thinking.

How to Treat Depression:

Instead of treating depression yourself, consult your healthcare provider. He will diagnose the type of depression and treat you accordingly. By following medical treatments and lifestyle therapies, you can prevent depression.

As discussed earlier, your healthcare provider can prescribe medications. Here in this article, we’ll only discuss home remedies.

Therapies:

Exercise:

Eat a Balanced Diet:

Many herbs and vegetables are used to reduce depression. Although they are not medically proved but you can make vegetable broth and consume it to reduce depression.

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.