Ask Yourself These 4 Important Questions!
Are the Things You Used To Enjoy Unappealing To You?
Do You Find Yourself Becoming Less Capable of Coping?
Do You Find It Difficult To Perform Simple Everyday Tasks?
Do You Often Feel Numb and Empty?
If you answer yes to these 4 questions, seek medical and professional help immediately!
Did you know that temporary feelings of sadness is expected, if longer than 2 weeks, you may have Clinical Depression.
What is Clinical Depression?
A common, but serious mood disorder
A serious medical illness with many symptoms, including physical ones.
It causes severe symptoms that interfere with how you think, feel and handle daily activities
What Are Some Treatment Options for Clinical Depression?
The treatment options for Clinical Depression include medications called antidepressants, therapy or a combination of the two. Antidepressants can take weeks or months to work. You may have to try more than one drug before you start to feel better (a trial-and-error process).
In 2021, The American Journal of Psychiatry published the largest-ever study of depression and inflammation. According to the study, people with depression had more inflammation than those without depression. It may mean that reducing inflammation (with medications or lifestyle changes) can help lessen depression symptoms.
In 2019, FDA approved a fast-acting nasal spray called Esketamine for treatment-resistant depression and depression that causes suicidal thinking. Esketamine can be abusive and serious side effects may include out-of-body experiences and hallucinations. According to a 2021 review of studies published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, side effects are usually mild to moderate and don't last long.