Depression is a very common and curable mental condition, which can be life threatening if not treated properly and timely. In our day-to-day life we all feel sad sometimes just like other emotions. But depression affects the daily life style, making it hard to do some common activities like get out of the bed, taking shower, eating foods and when it goes for a long period of time depression can lead to suicide sometime.
Just like any other diseases, there is treatment for depression as well, one must take expert consultation and by a regular counselling depression can be defeated. Experts often agrees that brain chemistry takes a major part in it. There are two chemicals named Dopamine and Serotonin, these two somehow controls the pleasure feeling and our well-being. When these chemicals are not produced enough it may result depression.
There are various types of depression:
Mild or minor depression
Clinical or major depression
Seasonal affective disorder
When someone experience the depression for all day or continuously for two weeks then it is better to consult with the general physician and then as prescribed one must start the treatment. The main treatment for depression are counselling and meditation.
Although meditation is a very good way to live a healthy lifestyle but sometimes for a depressed person meditation doesn’t work always, so for that combination of counselling and medical supports are essential.
There are some counselling therapies are proven best to treat the depressed one:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Counselling for depression (CFD)
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Interpersonal therapy (IPT)