Depression is not just a feeling of gloominess or despair but a mental illness. This April 7, 2017, on the occasion of World Health Day, there is a special focus on Depression and the people suffering from mental illness.

There are more than 300 million people in the world who are suffering from depression. The people with mental disorders live about 10 to 25 years lesser than the other people. The reason is not only suicide but many others along with it, to name a few, hypertension, diabetes, being under nourished, cardiac illness and more, for which the people have no one to take care of them and they lack preventive treatment landing into severe depression and death. The psychiatric treatment needs to be an integrated system wherein absolute care is given to the patient covering all the aspects. Shanti Home Mental Health Clinic and De-Addiction Centre has been serving patients with an all integrated approach in order to serve the society in the best possible way and make it better as we believe Depression is the largest cause of disability in the world. Suicide is one of the major disastrous repercussions of depression. Propitiously, it’s treatable.

Easy fatigability, easy irritability, feeling of worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, crying spells without a reason, feeling of excessive guilt, restlessness, anxiety all the time, over worrying, continuous pre occupation of similar nature thoughts, suicidal thoughts, and much more similar negative thoughts are a few symptoms to be shared with the Psychiatrist if persisting in someone, without any delay.

There are many risk factors that lead to Depression, a few include, family history of psychiatric disorder, medical disorder like hyper thyroidism, external factors like, peer pressure, job pressure, sexual abuse, parent loss at an early age and more. We can ourselves be more preventive by exercising regularly, taking balanced diet, sleeping for adequate number of hours, taking initiative in doing the things that interests us, interacting socially, staying occupied and above everything else, never hesitate consulting a Psychiatrist if any symptom persists before it’s too late to consult, as, mental illness is like any other physical illness requiring a doctor.

Maximum suicides are backed by undetected implicit cause ‘Depression’. This ignorance costs very high.

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3 thoughts on “Let’s talk Depression this World Health Day

  1. Even I was a depression patient..my world almost came to an end…just then my cousin suggested me to visit shanti home rehabilitation centre..i must say it was the best decision of my life that I underwent a treatment there..now I am perfectly fine…thank you sooo much shanti home for giving me my life back 🙂

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  2. I have been taking anti-depressants for about twenty years and have been counseling on and off for about ten. But when i opted for Shanti Home Rehab they really worked hard on me and helped me alot. They cured me in just few months and now i dont take any sort of anti-depressants. Thank you.. 

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  3. I was told, i was suffering from Cyclothymia Disorder when i was 25 years old. I had so many goals in my life, and i wanted to achieve them . After some time, when i lost all my hopes, i gave up and thought of committing suicide .One day i was reading an article on the Cyclothymia and Symptoms, i realized that i can be better with treatment. My friend suggested me that I should go to Shanti Home, it’s a trustable and re known mental health clinic. I went there. Shanti Home gave me guidance related to my disease and enabled me come out of my troubled thoughts of suicide.

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