Talking of depression, this is to be understood as one of the most common of the health conditions so prevalent in the US today as statistics have shown that as much as 26% of the adult population is affected by this condition. In a technically specific sense, depression is a mental disorder but it happens to be having such far reaching effects as it gets to even affect your physical health and wellbeing as well. This article takes us through some of the most common signs and symptoms to lookout for to tell of a condition of depression and as well we look at the effects and how it gets to affect your whole body more so in the event that it is left to progress without any treatment.
The number one thing that needs to be clarified is that feelings of sadness as we often do at times is not to be seen to be depression as this is not necessarily depression. This is looking at the fact that feeling sad is a normal part of life but for this to be clinically considered to be a case of depression is where these feelings get to persist for a period of more than two weeks as this may be a pointer to a case of depression. Like we have already mentioned in the beginning, this is a condition that affects a number in our population, more so the adults in our midst though children or those of the younger generations as well are significantly affected by this. But this said and done, clinical depression, more so when this is left untreated will have such a serious effect on your health and wellbeing, and can disrupt your day to day life and have so much in ripple effects on your quality of life with a flurry of other symptoms.
Talking of the effects of depression, this is generally going to have an effect on how you feel and your emotions and as well will cause some changes in your body as well. Where one so happens to be suffering from a major depression, this will be considered such a serious medical condition and will have a serious effect on the quality of life that one may be leading. Read on and see some of the parts of the body that get to be so affected by depression and its effects following in its wake.
One of these is the CNS, the Central Nervous System. Sad s the fact that a number of these symptoms are often so easy to ignore. For the seniors, some of these are often mistaken to be signs of getting older such as difficulty identifying cognitive changes.