Thursday, 26 December 2013

Depression; Its Symptoms and Causes

The mind works in mysterious ways. Many must have heard it but a few understand it completely. Depression is one of the medical illnesses which involve the brain. Depression is not only the feeling of ‘blue’, it is a constant feeling of sadness and a lack of interest in everyday life.
Depression can lead to emotional and physical issues. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Most common symptoms are
·         A constant feeling of sadness, anxiety and emptiness.
·         Individuals feel restless and hopeless.
·         Fatigue sets in and the energy level decreases gradually.
·         Insomnia.
·         And many more.
Depression can be triggered by genetic, environmental, biochemical or psychological factors. Most specialists say that depression cannot be cured, or the patients’ condition cannot improve. But the patients of depression can be made better by ‘talk therapy’ and ‘antidepressants’. According to the National Institutes of Health, a significant percentage of people with depressive illness never seek medical help. This is unfortunate, because the vast majority, even those with very severe symptoms, can improve with treatment.

Bentham Science Publishers is one of the leading journals in the STM industry. It has journals and eBooks pertaining to topics from science, medicine, technology and the like. Neurobiology of Mood Disorders is a monograph is a collection of selected articles on the subject of mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. It is divided into 3 sections: 1) Research methods in psychopharmacology - which highlights some established experimental techniques to study mood disorders in human and relevant animal models, 2) Pathophysiology of mood disorders – which explains the physiological and pharmacological mechanisms responsible for mood disorders and 3) New strategies for the treatment of mood disorders – a concluding section that provides recent examples on the beneficial effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the relief of mood disorders. 

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