Everyone gets sad and has times when they feel depressed and struggle
to enjoy the things around them. However, there’s a difference
between feeling sad and dealing with depression. Depression is a
serious mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and function
on a daily basis. Dealing with untreated depression can lead to
severe complications and can impact your quality of life. If you
think you might be dealing with depression, it’s important to reach
out for help as soon as you can.
To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms will need to last for at least two weeks. There are different types of depression that you might be diagnosed with, and each one can have slightly different symptoms. Often, you’ll find that it’s difficult to fall asleep or wake up and that you tend to isolate yourself from others. You might have very little appetite and be unable to properly care for yourself.
Some of the common types of depression include:
- Major depression
- Persistent depressive disorder
- Perinatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Depression with symptoms of psychosis
Depression can often leave you feeling a decrease in energy and a loss of interest in activities that you once loved. It can also be difficult to concentrate, and you might find that you feel hopeless, irritable, and frustrated. Thoughts of death and suicide are also common.
When dealing with depression, it’s important to seek out help from our psychiatrist. They will be able to help you create a plan and a healthy outlet to deal with your depression. This can help you understand why you might feel a certain way and help you get back to enjoying your life.
Contact Your Psychiatrist Today
Don’t let depression rule your life. Contact our psychiatrist Dr. Germaine Hawkins at Hawkins Psychiatry in Mansfield, TX, at (817) 460-7080 to learn more about depression and how it can be treated.