Treatments for Depression Symptoms
Depression is just a simple disease but if worsens it can lead to psychological or mental disability. The major organ of our body that is mostly being affected is our brain. This trauma inhibits the brain to function and develops properly including several crucial areas like hippocampus, frontal cortex and the amygdale as well, that’s why sometimes their emotions are exaggerated and often appropriate and its difficult for them to decide and that’s why depression and anxiety results. For the brain to go back to its proper functioning or to undo the damage, the person having the disease must have a supportive as well as trust worthy environment. Through this, the brain will then capable in growing new cells and for the brain to successfully go back to its proper function, it needs a safe and of course emotionally healthy environment free from uncertainty, trauma and criticisms, abuse and abandonment.
Treatment for severe and major depression is what we called the ECT or ‘Electroconvulsive therapy’. In this procedure, an electric current is briefly applied through the scalp to the brain to induced seizure. It is safe and considered as the best treatment for depression. It’s the fastest way to relieve symptoms in severely depressed or suicidal persons. ECT is generally used when severe depression is unresponsive to other forms of therapy or it might be used when patients pose a severe threat to themselves or to others.
The important thing to remember is that depression is not a failure on your part, and you can overcome it. The real healing will begin when you change the basis of your relationships and build a healing support system around you that will help keep you depression-free for life.
Nowadays, there are many different ways in treating depression; one is psychotherapy. During psychotherapy, the one suffering from the illness talk or verbalizes to the counselor or psychologist about their issues and from that discussion, the counselor offer coping mechanism or other suggestions to help the individual how to deal with the problem. Next treatment is of course medication. Medication helps improve the person’s mood and this medication includes: MAOI’S or the Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, SSRI or the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the tricyclics or the Tricyclic antidepressants.Herbal medications can also be used to treat depression such as ginko biloba, st. john’s wort, kava kava, Siberian Ginseng, or compounds like B- complex Vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and lot more. Aside from this is simple, easily available and expensive you can also avoid the side effects of antidepressants medications. And to achieve the best and maximum result of the trea!
tment, the person should avoid foods high in sugar, he/she should take multivitamins, he/she drinks plenty of water above any other drinks and he or she must exercise to improve his or her mood.
Support groups are very important in persons suffering from depression; this would can help in relieving your anxiety. Life is really full of challenges, we experiences ups and down and sometimes circumstances are beyond our control, and sometimes we create our own challenges! They say it is not always easy to face things alone. Sometimes we just need somebody to understand us, to help us sometimes we just need a friend. Through this support group you can find people who will listen, and more importantly, people who will care for you.
The most prescribed antidepressant is SSRI or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, this has lesser side effects compare to other antidepressant medications, and examples are Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro and Prozac. Old medications like MAOI’S AND tricyclic are not frequently used today because of its side effects, examples of MAOI’S are Parnate, Nardil and Marplan and examples of Tricyclics are Elavil, Adaptin, Sinequan and Endep. via: Marianne Berdin
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