How To Diagnose Depression

Health, is defined as “a state of total physical, mental and social well-being and not just the absence of disease.” This definition has created a confrontation, as it may have limited value for execution. Health might be defined as the ability to control physical, mental and social challenges throughout life.


What is depression?

Depression is a common, but also complex mental health condition. One with depression feels sad, empty, or desperate most of the time. It’s seems to be a case of the blues; depression appears as a storm cloud that will not allow sunshine to peak through.

Depression has too many shapes of gray… it can be mild or tough, last for a while or for many years.

Understanding what kind of depression a person experiences helps doctors decide the treatment they are going to follow. For someone who is diagnosed with depression, giving information about their specific disorder can be quite helpful.

Most common symptoms


The most usual symptoms of depression have to do with the feelings of sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, desperation, and guilt; loss of energy, appetite, or interest in any kind of activities; changes in sleep habits; and unfortunately, thoughts of death and suicide. Most cases are possibly treatable.

Depressive disorder has two subtypes:

“atypical depression” and “melancholic depression.” People who match the first category, tend to sleep and eat a lot. They are emotionally reactionary and very anxious. Those in the second category have trouble sleeping and tend to chew over guilt-ridden thoughts. Young adults tend to diagnose with atypical depression, and the melancholic type is seen usually in seniors.

It is never too late to ask for help

Everyone should learn about the different types of depression. If you see signs in yourself or a loved one has one of the symptoms, ask and get an evaluation, by a mental health professional. They can help you with a diagnosis–and the best way of treatment.


See more articles in my blog.