Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities – these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people are affected by depression, globally. It is a certain feeling of emptiness and purposelessness. You are neither a normal person nor a patient on the bed. You are an empty human. Symptoms of depression can include: depressed mood ,reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite,insomnia(difficulty sleeping) or hyper somnia (excessive sleeping) ,psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down, delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech ,fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt,impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide. Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies among individuals and also varies over time. People have a higher risk of depression if they’ve recently been through a stressful life event, if they’ve had depression in the past, or if a close family member has been depressed.Imaging studies of the brain can show some of the structures and brain circuits that work differently when a person is depressed.Depression is a hidden illness.Untreated, undiagnosed depression is the number one cause of suicide.Approximately 80% of sufferers of depression are not receiving treatment.Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men. This may be due in part to estrogen, which alters the activity of neurotransmitters that contribute to depression. Guys it’s really woeful to know that our country India is the most depressed country all across the globe.A study reported in WHO, conducted for the NCMH (National Care Of Medical Health), states that at least 6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of the serious mental disorder, with no discernible rural-urban differences.When it comes to countries, India is the most depressed country in the world, according to the World Health Organisation, followed by China and the USA. India, China and the US are the most affected countries by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to WHO. The biggest problem here is we Indians hesitate to go to a psychologist or psychiatrist just because of a social status. Wake up my dear Indians at every gate you will find a person like you and please don’t feel ashamed. Indians think that if they would go to the psychologist or psychiatrist people would call them mad. Please guys need not to bother now it’s seriously a high time to think about your health and save yourself instead of thinking what will the society say.
WAKE UP INDIANS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!! PLEASE WAKE UP!!