A problem that many people deal with throughout their lifetime is depression. Depression is a clinical problem that can occur for various reasons.
In many instances, it is a chemical imbalance that is the main cause the medical condition depression. The onset of depression can manifest itself under its own or can be triggered by a specific scenario or event.
For the purpose of this paper we'll discuss business with a state of depression occurring after the disappearance of a loved one.
The first aspect that we need to consider about depression and the disappearance of a loved one is that everyone will experience some level of grieving for a term of time. Grieving is a natural process that we all go through after such a traumatic event in our lives. The act of grieving isn't in and of itself a symptom of clinical depression. However, statistically speaking about 33 percent of people feel a feeling of depression after a loss for as long as a month after the loss; and roughly 15% continue with feelings of depression for up to a year or longer after the disappearance of a loved one.
A diagnosis of clinical depression is arrived at because the patient is experiencing chronic sadness and a shortage of energy that lasts for two weeks or longer without a break in the mood. Persistent thoughts of mortality and suicide are a pair of symptoms that accompany cases of clinical depression.
Please keep in mind the fact that, while here are some of the more common signs and symptoms of clinical depression, just because you are exhibiting one or two of these symptoms need not mean you are clinically depressed.
That having been said, if you are exhibiting two or more of the following symptoms of depression, you should seek a professional diagnosis.
The warning signs of depression to be aware of include feelings of having no worth to one's life after the disappearance of a loved one. Also, these feelings many times are accompanied with a chronic lack of energy leads to the failure for one to come back together... Even enough to leave one's house. If you or person you know is exhibiting this type of behavior it could well be time to seek professional help.
Experiencing the disappearance of a loved one by a person who has battled symptoms of depression in the past, or individual who lacks a good support network of friends and family puts this type of person at even greater risk for depression to set in. If you know anyone who fits this type of profile you should take extra care to monitor their feels and be as supportive as possible.
Signs of depression include feeling sad, insomnia or excessive sleep, loss of appetite, feeling of despair, and lack of energy, aches and pains. There are various forms of depression like major depression, seasonal depression, psychotic depression, chronic depression (dysthymia), and bipolar depression.
When a traumatic event as the loss of a loved occurs in you life, dealing with such a loss is hard for anyone. Make a concerted effort to recall the positive aspects and the proper things about the individual and be certain to keep social contact when you're dealing with your grief.
If you cannot shake your grieving, and feel as though you're slipping from your grief into a chronic state of depression with no breakdown in the feelings, speak with your physician or other mental health professional. Do not allow feelings or thoughts of even suicide begin to dominate your thought processes.
Most people have experienced this type of feeling. However, if the thoughts or feelings are exaggerated or felt when you've done nothing wrong can signify depression. You may feel guilty for things that weren't your fault or for things that were beyond your control. If these feelings last for days, then you may have depression.
Healthcare professionals do have options and treatments available to them to help cure your depression. If you're struggling, do not ignore the problem and we expect that it will go away.