Depression…..

So i attended a meeting,and someone was asking the audience why they should be depressed,and he kept on saying,if you are depressed just sleep, in my head: bruv! seriously? depression is not some joke it’s actually a disorder,you can’t just sleep it off…then i realised i actually needed to speak out and make them understand what it was all about and felt i should blog about it as well,as not so many people know much about it…

I hope you guys are doing well,as you can tell already, this is one of those serious days…

People commit suicide because of depression,Globally, an estimated 350 million people suffer from depression,these may sound new to you if you are from Africa or at least the part of Africa where i come from where very few things like this are given less attention…..let’s get to it,

Depression….

There is difference between feeling depressed and having depression,We often feel depressed every now and then,which could be due to having bad grades,loosing a job,a stressed day or even a rainy day and then circumstances change and the feeling disappears, right? this is feeling depressed…

 

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Now having Depression,which is termed as clinical depression,won’t go just because you want it gone,it is a medical disorder therefore, it lingers at least 2 consecutive weeks and significantly interferes with your Ability to work,play,or love and At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.

Let me take you into medical science for some minutes,there is a part of your brain called hippocampus,it is responsible for Emotions and memory,Apparently when it is low in grey matter,meaning a decrease in neurons,(there are more neurons in the grey mater of your brain when it is functioning well),it shrinks,meaning that part of your brain is not functioning well…Shrinkage of the Hippocampus is usually seen in people with Depression…..

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I am sure you must be wondering,what exactly are the causes of depression,sincerely,medical wise there is no direct answer to that,as a matter of fact all the people i have seen,have different stories as to how it began,it could be life events such as child Abuse,sexual abuse,bullying,social rejection and so on,it could be substance induced,medical treatment,psychiatric illness and non psychiatric illness as well.

let’s talk Types,Symptoms and treatment in the next post…

And that’s it guys…

Thanks for stopping by…

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Barakah

Barakah is that amazing sister next door striving to please Allah by being of service to the world in the best ways possible, she is a book lover and a Tea Addict.

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