Today, depression is the mental disorder of mood the most widespread in the world: it represents 20 % of consultations in general medicine. Depression is not a state of mind, but a condition that can lead to dangerous crises. Explanations. How to recognize it? Causes of Depression How to cope? Auto-recognize the plusComment evaluationEn know? Depression is a disease characterized by a significant change of mood in the sense of sorrow, suffering and slowing psychomotor, leading to a general feeling of helplessness, with morbid and suicidal ideas. The main signs are to recognize a generalized lack of interest, a laborious thought, including a concentration difficult for automation of daily living (bathing, dressing, eat.), surges of anxiety that can affect the sleep and feelings of worthlessness or guilt excessive or delirious..
In some cases, depression can take many forms, hidden, or sadness and mental disorders are absent or very discreet, but some somatic or take over, such as headaches, back pain, abdominal. The causes of depression, it seems that there are neurobiological predisposition in some individuals, a correlated environmental and psychological factors (monotonous occupation, tensions in the relationship, financial worries, isolementA.). The disease is cyclical and is known as manic depression. Sometimes environmental factors are predominant. The disease occurs only later to events in life that weaken us and to which we are unable to cope as unemployment, bereavement, demenagementA. It is in this case of reactive depression. Note that depression can also add to the chronic alcoholism or occur during withdrawal of certain toxic substances (eg heroin), then accompany a serious illness: cancer, AIDS, diseases of the system nerveuxA..