Anxiety and Depression

There is no definite age for depression and anxiety. Several studies are being conducted by Medical Associations and different health blogs are posted by certified therapists regarding the symptoms, causes and also the identification of depression and anxiety. A normal-looking person might be a victim of these disorders and even their acquaintances might not have a hint about it. Data shows a very shocking result of more than 450 million people worldwide suffering just from depression. Very simple and ignorable changes in behavior might be a sign of depression or anxiety. Sadness, hopelessness, inability to feel joyful in happy occasions, worried and afraid more than usual and even plain uneasiness might be some of the alarming factors that need attention. Depression and anxiety often show similar causes and also have a similar cure.

Some of the factors that might be the reason for Depression are:

1. Life Events

  • Unemployment
  • Losing loved one(s)
  • Abusive relationship
  • Isolation or Loneliness
  • Work stress

2. Personal Factors

  • Genetic risk and vulnerability
  • The tendency to worry unnecessarily
  • Low self-esteem and self-doubt
  • Self-critical
  • Negative about important life decisions
  • Long-term complicated medical history
  • Use of alcohol and drugs

3. Chemical Imbalance

Chemical imbalances caused in the brain which results in depression aren’t automatically caused. They are the result of the life events and personal factors listed above. The complexity of these conditions is caused by different mood regulation that occurs in the brain due to genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems along with the interaction of these forces. The nerve cells of the brain when affected due to various chemical imbalances become the ultimate factor causing depression. 

Some of the factors that might be the reason for Anxiety are:

  • Excess stress in work environment
  • Financial impasse
  • Genetic disorder
  • Medical side effects
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Low oxygen levels in high altitudes 
  • Stress due to several medical conditions like heart diseases, diabetes, thyroid problems, respiratory disorders and even chronic pain in case of easily curable disease
  • Overuse and withdrawal of drugs

The factors listed above might be the same in several and/ or different cases but their results and the way people deal with it might vary. However similar to the situation is, unless and until proper psychiatrist or therapist is consulted, the way to deal with it cannot be hypothetically identified. Whenever any person with similar situations or conditions is identified, they might not be necessarily suffering from depression and/ or anxiety but as they say, “Prevention is better than cure”. In this stressful and competitive environment, people are prone to mental illness more than ever. Several factors affect people mentally daily. Regular checkup, proper diet and in many cases, good friends to share your feelings with can prove to be very helpful. Depression and anxiety are no more imaginative diseases. Though they are still complex to comprehend, several kinds of research are being conducted to deal with them more regularly.

With the hope of better mental stability, let’s speak and hear about every simple stress our family and acquaintances are dealing with and help each other at Perfect2Perfection


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