Updated: Mar 25
Depression is more than just feeling sad. Everyone feels upset or unmotivated from time to time, but depression is more serious. It is a mood disorder characterized by prolonged feelings of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities. If these symptoms persist for a period of at least two weeks, it is considered a depressive episode.
Depression that word we throw around so easily now a day. But as anyone with depression knows, it’s much more than any one word can describe. Depression can be normal, and is only an indicator of underlying disease when feelings become excessive, all-consuming, and interfere with daily living. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, or someone you love is in danger, we strongly suggest that you reach out to a qualified mental health professional. There is no shame in taking medication to manage your depression. People routinely take medication for physical ailments, and having a mental illness isn’t any different. If you’re worried about the possible side effects, call your doctor to discuss them. Any medication can be tapered down or ceased, and there are different types available to suit your individual needs and chemistry.
Therapy from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Certified Psychotherapist can work wonders, to manage or overcome depressive symptoms.
For Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychological problems, Approach:
Sailaja Pisapati Mental Health Center [SPMHC]
Saikrupa Nilayam, Nagender Nagar Colony, Habsiguda X Roads,
Landmark: Line Beside Bharat Petrol Bunk, Hyderabad.