Depression is a common and very serious illness. It is not just sadness or being moody
but it is a mental health disorder that can affect the way you eat and even sleep. If you have
already become a victim of over eating and have gained some weight,
This means this disorder does not only affects the mind
but the whole body as well.
This is because when you are depressed you are most likely to have food
cravings and fall into excessive eating.
This would obviously lead to
massive weight gain. The consequences can be deadly due to obesity, heart attack, suicide and any
other resultant disease.
You can not simply "think" depresion away and the most unsettling thing about is
that while s ome people have a single episode of depression many have episodes that recur.
Types of depression
There are different forms in which depresion manifests itself. The most common ways
are called, major depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder. With major depression, you tend to
lose the ability to work, sleep, study, eat and enjoy yourself. Dysthmia is less severe but can
lasts for a very long time. With this type of depression you are able to live your normal life
and do all the general activities but most often you don't feel good about yourself of about
life. If this continues, it is possible to fall into major depression.
Bipolar disorder depression on the other hand comes with mood swings, sometimes
called maniac-depression, this disorder can live you feeling high (maniac) one minute and
depressed the other. When in the maniac state you are more likely to be over active and
talkative and show a lot of energy. This can affect thinking a judgment and may end up causing
some serious damage to your well being. For example, you can make irrational decisions about
your business, relationship or education and end up regretting it in the process. Some of the
symptoms include, increased talking, decreased need for sleep, Abnormal or excessive elation,
racing thoughts, and abnormal increase in sexual desire. If left untreated, this type can lead
to a psychotic state, which can live you detached from reality.