Let’s Talk Depression

Children with depressed grandparents or biological parents have higher chances of major depressive disorder(MDD). The offspring of a parent suffering with depression has higher probabilities of their kids having disruptive syndrome, substance addiction, suicidal signs and poorer functioning. Generally, at the age of eight to ten years, children start to show the symptoms that might include strange change in behaviour, staying aloof, facing trouble in having compatibility with the peers etc. Without any delay we should contact a Mental Health Expert and seek their advice as it might not require even medicine and just a change in lifestyle, but, ‘intervention is surely required’.

Likewise, IT professionals or time-pressed professionals have an over stressed job. The very much nature of their job is leading to rise in the number of patients suffering from depression. Job-related strain, career anxiety, eagerness of faster growth or any other stress disorder needs to be timely managed. Nature walk, sleep and laughter therapy, yoga, self-relaxing techniques and a consultation with Psychiatrist really helps and prevents its deterioration.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in 15 to 24 year olds in the world. There’s been a steep climb in rates of major depression in adolescents. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse are most typical for this age group.

Also, hormonal contraception, including birth control pills or implants, may increase a woman‘s odds of depression.

Somebody suffering from depression needs love and  care but generally gets preconception and discrimination instead. Let’s gather together and fight this devastating mental illness and have a healthy long and beautiful life.

Ways to cope up from depression

Tips for managing depression-

  • Consult a therapist: An adviser will have the capacity to help you work through the issues you are experiencing at the present time. A specialist can likewise instruct you about your sorrow, which is an essential segment and can assist diminishing the melancholy.
  • Do things that make you feel great: Once you’re out in the World, you’ll step by step feel enthusiastic and cheerful for the fun filled activities around.
  • Challenge negative considering: Depression puts a negative turn on everything, including the way you see yourself and your desires for what’s to come. All you need is just to instruct yourself to “think positively“.
  • Think decidedly and reasonably: Negative feelings are an attribute of depression. Rolling out improvements to stop these negative thoughts can require some serious energy, yet staying determined in this matter can have a noteworthy outcome.
  • Stay associated: Search for support from individuals who make you feel safe and give you ease. The individual you converse with doesn’t need to have the capacity to alter you; he or she simply should be a decent audience—somebody who’ll listen mindfully and mercifully without being occupied or passing judgment on you.
  • Get moving.
  • Eat a sound, disposition boosting diet.
  • Sleep 8-10 hours a day: Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy mind.


Negative Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Are you amongst those who feel that there is more of work and less of time to complete it? Being overloaded with numerous tasks and responsibilities, people often tend to skip their sleep. If you had been thinking that sacrificing on few hours of sleep doesn’t make much difference then you must read on.

Sleep deprivation has several negative effects on both-mind and body. Few of them are listed below:

  1. Weak Memory.  Without adequate sleep, the brain is not able to memorize things. This is especially for students who think that studying late night is a good option. You can cram for your test by studying few hours extra at night but may find difficulty in recalling it the next day.

     2. Trouble concentrating.  Lack of sleep leads to lack of concentration. This is because when you are working all day, your mind and body both gets tired and need ample rest to get recharged. Sleep-deprived people lack focus on their tasks.

      3. Reduced sociability. Sleep deprivation leads to lack of enthusiasm and thus you don’t feel like interacting much with people.

      4. Impaired creativity. Research suggests that sleep deprivation impacts your thought processes owing to which your creative side gets overshadowed.

      5. Overeating.  Research indicates that acute sleep loss enhances pleasure response processing in the brain underlying the drive to consume food.  This ultimately leads to obesity which lays ground for several other health problems.

Hence, it’s time to change the way you think about sleep and start treating it as an essential part of daily routine. Sound sleep of around 7 to 9 hours is very essential for healthy body and mind. If you truly wish to ensure overall wellness, it’s utterly important to enjoy proper sleep time.

Understand the symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness wherein a person’s ability to think and act gets distorted. People with schizophrenia are not able to perceive reality or express emotions and hence face problems at personal as well as professional level. Several factors ranging from Biological to Psychological contribute towards the onset of this disorder. At Shanti Home, Noida we encounter patients who had been suffering from this problem since long but the unawareness of the symptoms among family members led to the delay in getting them treated.

The symptoms of this disorder may vary but they reflect an impaired ability to function. Below are a few symptoms of Schizophrenia:

  • Delusions: Delusions are a common symptom of schizophrenia which makes one consider the false beliefs for real. They are usually based on some kind of sensory experience that the person misinterprets. For example: thinking that certain gestures or comments are directed at you; or a major disaster is about to occur.
  • Hallucinations:People with schizophrenia hear or see things that do not exist; this is termed as hallucination. Keeping the patients involved in work or activities of interest could save the mind from getting diverted elsewhere and hence save from hallucinations.
  • Confused state of mind:Disorganized speech is a result of excessive confusion in mind which bars one from thinking properly. This leads to lack of effective communication.
  • Change in Behavioral pattern:This could include abnormal behavior like resisting the instructions, being very aggressive or violent at just anything, increased restlessness leading to unnecessary movement.
  • Negative symptoms: The negative symptoms refer to decreased ability to function normally in any situation. People with Schizophrenia exhibit lack of emotions. For example, they resist making eye contact, no change could be seen in their facial expressions, and there is no emotional emphasis like hand and head movement while speaking to someone. They also avoid networking with people.

People with Schizophrenia are themselves not able to recognize that they are suffering from a serious mental illness. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the family members and friends to recognize the symptoms and take assistance from a good Psychiatry Rehabilitation centre.