June 8, 2024


Depression is a common mental health condition characterized by enduring feelings of sadness, reduced interest in activities.It involves a depressed mood or loss of pleasure or interest in activities for long periods of time.

Symptoms and patterns

Poor concentration ,feelings of excessive guilt or low self-worth ,hopelessness about the future ,thoughts about dying or suicide ,disrupted sleep ,changes in appetite or

weight,feeling very tired or low in energy.

Diagnosis and treatment

Antidepressant drugs such as selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for example fluoxetine are used to treat depression and anxiety.

Self-care : Self-care can play an important role in managing symptoms of depression and promoting overall well-being. What you can do:

• Try to keep doing activities you used to enjoy

• Stay connected to friends and family

• Exercise regularly, even if it’s just a short walk

• Stick to regular eating and sleeping habits as much as possible

• Cut down on alcohol and don’t use illicit drugs, which can make depression worse

• Talk to someone you trust about your feelings

• Seek help from a healthcare provider.

If you have thoughts of suicide:

• Remember you are not alone, and that many people have gone through what you’re experiencing and found help.

• Talk to a health worker, such as a doctor or counselor.

If you think you are in immediate danger of harming yourself, contact any available emergency services or a crisis line.