24-04-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Depression is caused by imbalance of brain chemicals (namely serotonin and norepinephrine) which function to control emotion.
Every individual reacts differently to depression treatments. Some will see effectiveness of treatment after a few weeks while other may experience side effects.
While treatment is important, there are several things that family members or friends should remember not to do:
- Don’t cut off patient from joining a family discussion or matter
12-02-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Depression is a state of mind characterized by a negative sense of insufficiency and a visual lack of activity. It is a mental state in which the affected individual experiences sad feelings of gloom and downturn in mood. Like most of the problems, depression can also be cured.
Not every depressed individual experiences every symptom. Though depression is termed as “mental illness”, clinical depression often shows many physical symptoms than that of the mental. If you have experiences these for more than a couple of weeks then it is best to seek help.
16-12-2010 by Drali @mesrahealth
We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage.
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems — problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
28-02-2010 by Drali @mesrahealth
It’s important that family members identify the signs of depression in their elder relatives. Often senior citizens do not realize they are depressed, or do not seek treatment for emotional problems. If the following symptoms continue for more than two weeks, you need to seek medical help from a geriatric specialist, who is trained to treat elders:
- Excessive worry
- Inability to complete normal routine
- Irritability, short-temperedness