Am I Depressed | How to deal with Depression treatment and causes of Depression


People use the term “depression” quite
a bit but what is it really and how do I know if your child has depression? Depression is the constant feeling of sadness
intensified by feelings of hopelessness and helplessness over the course of weeks. These feelings interfere with regular day-to-day
activities sometimes to the point where the person cannot function at all. Depression is diagnosed by a licensed Doctor
or mental health professional. Scientists still don’t know exactly what
causes depression but they believe it is a combination of our genetics and our environment. One thing they have been able to determine
is that depression does affect the brain and body. There are physical things going on in the
body when someone suffers from depression. So while depression includes “feelings of
sadness” the reality is that it’s not just feelings. There are many different factors that involved. Asking or expecting someone who has depression
to “just choose to be happy” is not a solution and actually saying something like
that may cause more harm. So, what are some of the signs of depression? Some of the behavioral signs of depression
may include: changes in appetite, sleeping too much or too little, isolation from friends
or family, irritability, not enjoying things that were previously enjoyable, feeling worthless
or overly guilty, poor concentration, restlessness, loss of energy and even thoughts of suicide. These symptoms need to be present for an extended
period of time and interfere day to day functioning. Be observant and
watch your child and you may want to document these symptoms before visiting a physician
in order to give a more detailed report. One thing to consider is what is happening
in the life of the person who may be depressed. There are some environmental things that may
cause feelings of depression. A death in the family, moving to a new location,
starting a new school year or a job, substance abuse, etc. So keep those in mind. It’s important to understand that there
are different types of depression including: Major depression, Chronic depression, Bipolar
depression, Seasonal depression, Psychotic depression, Postpartum depression, Substance-induced
mood disorder, etc. It is estimated that people who suffer from
depression take several years before they actually seek help. It’s important to get help as early as possible
and if your child comes to you take them seriously. Luckily, there is help. Treatment for depression can include therapy,
medication or a combination of both. The most effective treatment is usually a
combination of medication and therapy. Therapy will include skill building techniques
as well. The skills on Smarter Parenting helps parents
with proven techniques that can help children with depression. We walk you through how to use them and considerations
you should take with a child who may suffer from depression. Visit us for more information.

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  1. Really nice video that explained me what depression is, how to know if I am depressed and such things. It helped me a lot. Thanks guys for sharing it with me.

  2. Really nice and interesting things about what depression is. This video is very useful thanks for sharing this video with all of us !

  3. I know what is depression? I was trying to change my mud but can't. But now I know the way. It helped me a lot. Thanks guys for sharing it with me.

  4. this video is an eye opener for people with depression…even i feel depressed sometimes.thank you for sharing.

  5. this video is an eye opener for people with depression…even i feel depressed sometimes.thank you for sharing.

  6. Yup, I heard "Just choose to be happy" back when I was in a depression, and I agree it's of little help. Great video, thank you!

  7. It is a very informative video about depression.The most important part of this video is that depression is diagnosed by a licensed professional. I was trying to change my depression but can't. But now I know the way. It helped me a lot. Thanks for share such a good video.

  8. Very helpful video where people can learn so many things about depression. I've find out that everything what i know about depression was wrong. Thanks a lot.

  9. It is a very informative video about depression. Very helpful video where people can learn so many things about depression. Great tips. Depression really a problem in our life. Thanks for your video .

  10. I know someone who is really depressed and really in a bad condition. Maybe I can refer him this video. This will help him.

  11. The most important thing anyone can do for the depressed person is to help him or her get an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. This video is very useful.

  12. I learned a lot of interesting things about depression after I watched this video. I will check your website for more. Thank you!

  13. This video is full of logic, everything you say is really be going to prove helpful for anyone and everyone as nobody knows the science of depression so clearly as explained in this video. I definitely like it and want to share it with everyone i know.

  14. Depression is a difficult thing to overcome, but not impossible. The important thing is to learn to master anxiety and not to put your mind to problems.

  15. Depression is a complex topic for anyone suffering from it and it takes time and effort to overcome it. I think the family plays a big role when it comes to overcome this as per supporting the family member as much as can. Helping the patient by building skills through therapy is a good technique combined with some medication. I think the video is an excellente explanation 🙂

  16. Excelente video y muy util sobre todo para las personas que están pasando por esta situación y de mucha ayuda para que los estudiantes de psicología puedan entender mas sobre el tema

  17. Really there has lot of people suffering with depression. But thing is they don't know the reason for that. Anyway this is really help full. Thank's for sharing with us.

  18. This helped me so much. You know, I got bullied at school and was extremely lonely. I got depressed. Now, my life is so much better and there is really no reason for me to be unhappy. But I can't let go of the Depression because it feels like it has become a huge Part of who I am, of me. I feel like when I let the Depression go, there is nothing left of me. I know it's stupid. Anyways, this Video helped me realize that I'm more than my sadnes and fear. Thank you.

  19. Having been diagnosed and treated for depression in the past, I can really relate to and appreciate the value of this video! Thank you providing information to help make others more aware!

  20. It is very important to be aware of the change in the mood of the younger people.
    Bullying can now be massive because of social networks.
    This can make the consequences worse.

  21. Thank you for sharing this video! This really help me understand more about depression and I realize that each person got depressed and we had to fight this by thinking positively, pray and be happy with the help of our loved ones especially our family.

  22. Much obliged to you for sharing this video! This truly enable me to see more about melancholy and I understand that every individual got discouraged and we needed to battle this by speculation decidedly, implore and be content with the assistance of our friends and family particularly our family.

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