Talking of depression, this is to be understood as one of the most common of the health conditions so prevalent in the US today as statistics have shown that as much as 26% of the adult population is affected by this condition. By and large, depression is technically a mental health condition but it has such far reaching effects as it happens to affect even your physical wellbeing and health. This article takes us through some of the most common signs and symptoms to lookout for to tell of a condition of depression and as well we look at the effects and how it gets to affect your whole body more so in the event that it is left to progress without any treatment.
By and large, feeling low and sad isn’t to be mistaken for depression. This is actually based on the fact that feeling sad and so low is actually deemed to be a normal part of life but in the event that these feelings happen to be so persistent and continue to exhibit for a period exceeding two weeks, then they can be considered to be a sure case of an indication for depression setting. We already have hinted to the fact that depression happen to be affecting quite a good number of our adult population but the fact is that even those of the younger generation and ages are as well equally affected and suffer immensely from depression anyway. But this said and done, clinical depression, more so when this is left untreated will have such a serious effect on your health and wellbeing, and can disrupt your day to day life and have so much in ripple effects on your quality of life with a flurry of other symptoms.
Your emotions will be seriously affected by depression and will as well cause a number of changes in your body. And in the cases of major depression, these will be deemed to be such serious medical conditions and will tend to have such a serious impact on the quality of life that one gets to lead in general. The following are some of the parts of the body that are affected by depression.
The Central Nervous System, the CNS, is one of the parts of the body that gets to have such a hit when it comes to cases of depression. What is rather interesting in all this is the fact that most of these symptoms that follow a case of depression will in most cases be ignored or be given the least of attention by the affected or any concerned person. For instance, when it comes to the older adults, there are some of these that are often mistaken to be signs of getting older such as difficulty recognizing cognitive changes.