At least at one point in our lives, we all undergo a stage of depression. It is most of the time completely normal to have symptoms of depression and prolonged sadness, however sometimes severe depression could develop into clinical depression or what they call major depression. This is a serious medical illness that would require professional help.
Stress was killing me
I recently went to see my psychiatrist because I feel like depression is starting to have really harmful effects on my health. My doctor first talked to me, like he was diagnosing how bad my depression was. I have been advised to take some antidepressants, which I respectfully refused. I personally think that I do not need them, but I agree that the use of these antidepressant may prove effective for most people. If you are feeling very discomfortable and troubled, do not hesitate to take the medication.
There are a lot of methods in treating depression. The most usual methods are psychotherapy, the use of antidepressants, I have even heard of giving the patient electric shocking. For most cases, the use of these methods are combined to enhance the effects.
Based on some researches, there are three chemicals responsible for causing clinical depression. The three are norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, which transmit electrical signals through brain cells. Antidepressant medications work by increasing the functionality of neurotransmitters or by changing the sensitivity of the receptors in our brain. The researchers believed that modifying these brain chemicals can help in treating depression.
For more information on the depression medicines, please consult your psychiatrist.
Effects of Proper Medication
These are just some benefits of taking your medications. Note that it is not always advisable to take these medicines in treating depression so make sure you consult your doctor. I’m not a doctor.
- Better Sleep
Taking these medications will most likely give you a good night’s rest. You will be more energetic to do your daily task.
- Better Performance at Work
Having more energy will make you more productive in your work.
- Happy Living
Treating your depression attacks can remove the obstacles in your life. Without these obstacles, you can live a more fulfilling life, meet new people and be closer to your family and friends.