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3 Reasons why Depression is Real and Needs to be taken Seriously

A lot of people feel that Depression is selective and only the crazy go through it. However, this is far from the truth. World Health Organization (WHO) shows that more than 264 million people all over the world of different ages suffer from it. Depression is also the leading cause of disability and contributes majorly towards the overall burden caused by disease.

Depression arises from a mixture of various complex internal and external social, psychological, biological level factors. Various triggering factors play as major contributors over here affecting the individual severely such as loss of a loved one, financial debt, etc. Here are a few ways you can identify Depression and why it needs to be dealt with seriously.

1. When depressed it’s not just random mood swings


All of us experience mood swings at some or the other point of time. However, under depression, the mood swings are regular and last for longer periods of time. They almost force the individual to feel irritable constantly.

2. Energy loss


Feeling a loss of energy and really exhausted is real. When depressed the intensity is so high that you don’t feel like doing anything. Many find it difficult to even get up from their bed in the morning to brush their teeth.

3. Food patterns and Sleep patterns shift


There is a massive shift connected in the food you eat and the sleep you have. When depressed the urge to eat drops excessively and sleep goes for a toss massively.

The above mentioned are some of the few mentioned reasons why depression is real and needs to be taken seriously. If you or someone you know/suspect is experiencing something similar feel free to connect in with us to help you out.

Written By:


Zinnia H Bharucha

 Holistic Psychologist and Relationship Counselor

Zinnia is the Co-owner and manager at Holistic Solutions from 2015 a premier organization that has been training, healing, and providing relief to several individuals, families, businesses, and communities for their overall development and progress in life over three decades.

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