Depression is considered one of the most common of the mental health conditions in the United States with studies even revealing that as much as 26% of our adult population happen to be suffering from this condition. Technically, this is a mental disorder but its effects are far reaching as it gets to affect even your physical health and wellbeing. 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 actually based on the fact that feeling sad and so low is actually deemed to be a normal part of life but in the event that these feelings happen to be so persistent and continue to exhibit for a period exceeding two weeks, then they can be considered to be a sure case of an indication for depression setting. 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. This so said and noted, it should be noted as a fact that clinical depression, more so that which is left to go untreated, will impact so negatively your life and health and as a matter of fact, carries with it a flurry of effects that impacts so negatively on the quality of life in general.
Your emotions will be seriously affected by depression and will as well cause a number of changes in your body. And in the cases of major depression, these will be deemed to be such serious medical conditions and will tend to have such a serious impact on the quality of life that one gets to lead in general. 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 instance, when it comes to the older adults, there are some of these that are often mistaken to be signs of getting older such as difficulty recognizing cognitive changes.