What are the symptoms and treatments of Depression


Depression has no face, to be honest! Even a happy face can hide so much pain within itself which you will never be able to see. A depressed person who is struggling with himself and who isn't wanting to come up with talking about his problem often tends to hide things in the best way possible. But these depression symptoms can't be hidden 24*7 or for a long time even if you are a very good actor.

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It won't be wrong to say that 'Depression is like a virus in the soul that eats your healthy habits exhausting you with the time.'


According to the mental health researchers, - 'Almost 30% of the people who undergo depression either are unaware of this fact or try to ignore their symptoms by hiding it as they are afraid to talk freely about depression in front of others.' 


Whatever the situation may be, the therapies and changes in lifestyle habits can make you feel better in a short period. 


What are the symptoms of Depression?

Symptoms of depression can start from affecting your mood, body to worsening your health. In maximum cases, detecting the symptoms of depression is pretty much easy and in almost 20% of the cases, it gets detected very late with cure or no cure at all. 


Men, women, and children can experience some unusual symptoms. 


  • Depression symptoms in Men

  • Irregular sleep patterns, like insomnia, restlessness, overthink the entire night and finding difficulty while sleeping. 
  • Destructive Behavior, like driving fast, excess involvement in violent activities, substance abuse, and other risk-oriented activities.
  • Declination in Cognitive Abilities, like short-term memory loss, acknowledging very late to others and having a hard time focusing or concentrate on daily activities.
  • Mood Swings, like a feeling of uneasiness, combativeness, irritability, anger, and nervousness.
  • Physical Well-being, like experiencing headaches, digestive problems, and fatigue. 
  • Changes in Sexual Desires, like unable to have a good time with your partner, unwillingness to get into sexual intercourse, or having it too much with multiple girls. 
  • Emotional Disbalance, like feeling burdened, hopeless, sad, and weak from inside. 


  • Depression symptoms in Children

  • Irregular sleep patterns, like either sleeping too much or unable to sleep at all

  • Destructive Behavior, like difficulty in making friends, suicidal thoughts, unwillingness to meet relatives, and go for an outing.

  • Declination in Cognitive Abilities, like sudden changes in school grades, class performance, and avoiding participation in activities.

  • Mood Swings, like irritation, feeling like crying and developing anger issues.

  • Worsening the Physical Well-being, like excess weight gain or weight loss, appetite changes, exhaustion, and major digestive concerns.

  • Emotional Disbalance, like hopelessness, feeling worthless, sad all the time, and incomplete.


  • Depression symptoms in Women

  • Irregular sleep patterns, like sleeping more than often, suddenly waking up in the mid of the night, and experiencing anxiety attacks.

  • Destructive Behavior, like suicidal thoughts, losing passion for things you once loved, withdrawal from society, and friends. 

  • Declination in Cognitive Abilities, like talking either too loudly or too slowly.

  • Mood Swings, like getting irritated easily.

  • Physical Well-being, like body ache, headache, menstrual cramps, loss of appetite, and loss of energy most of the time. 

  • Emotional Disbalance, like experiencing the waves of hopelessness, emptiness, and worried. 


Almost 90% of the symptoms have a cure! The best thing is to detect them at the early stages such that they can be treated naturally at home and can take the help of the treatment centers if the situation gets worse! 


Now, moving forward to understand the treatment tools available to treat depression in the below section. 


What are the treatments of Depression?

Managing your day-to-day life with the burden of depression can worsen your mind, body, soul health! But, every problem comes with a solution too. By combining the natural way of treating depression along with the therapies available from the mental health experts, can prove to be highly beneficial in curing it in a short period. 


Treating depression via external help


  1. Light Therapy 

In this therapy period, white light is given to the depressed patient. It is usually known as  Major depression disorder with the Seasonal Affective Disorder patterns (occurs during the particular period of the year, usually winters).



  • Majorly used in the Seasonal Affective disorder

  • Also known as Phototherapy 

  • Depressed patient is exposed to the light source



  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Hypomania

  • Insomnia

  • Sunburn

  • Dryness in the eyes & nose area


  1. Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy helps you to connect with either your therapist, family person, or a big group of people.


Types of psychotherapy

  • Dialectical behavior therapy, is behavior-based therapies are effective in helping you to manage emotional responses to outer things, stress load, and relationships with other people. 

  • Supportive psychotherapy is the kind of therapy that reinforces your inner hidden potential to survive in stressful situations. 

  • Psychoanalysis therapies are the kind of therapy that enhances your awareness regarding what's hidden in your unconscious mind and to what extreme these thoughts can go. It also motivates you from different perspectives. 

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy relieves negative beliefs with healthy beliefs.

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy enhances your relationships with people. It does so by addressing the problems in your current relationship and work forward to solving them. 



  • Improved sleeping disorders

  • Improves relationships

  • Makes you strong enough to adjust to changes in life

  • Helps to cope up with sexual or physical abuse

  • Treats personality and Schizophrenia disorders

  • Beneficial in resolving conflicts


  1. Medications

Multiple medications are advised to the patients suffering from depression. Every medicine you take in comes up with potential risks and advantages both.


The doctor will advise you on either of the three types of medications -

  • Anti-anxiety

  • Antidepressants

  • Antipsychotic



  • Not a long term solution

  • Only balances some chemical imbalances in the body for the time being

  • Antidepressant medications can have side effects in some cases

  • The most advertised and immediate solution to depression but not the most effective 

  • It's advised to take medications along with some lifestyle home-based therapies for the fast recovery from depression


  1. Transcranial magnetic stimulation

In the TMS treatment, the magnetic energy is being passed continuously on those parts of the brain which are responsible for alterations in the mood. This magnetic energy further passes through your skin and facilitates the improved intercommunication between the various parts of the brain cells which further lowers down the rate of depression in a person.



  • It's a non-invasive treatment.

  • Perfectly works when your body is seeing no improvements from other therapies, medications, and lifestyle changes. 

  • Improves the current stage of treatment-resistant depression. 

  • Provides a pathway where other therapies start working on you normally. 


Treating depression naturally at home 


  • Regular Exercises

  • Eating healthy

  • Timely Sleep

  • Essential Oils

  • Reading books

  • Connecting with nature

  • Staying away from Substance Abuse


Final Words

Nothing you do can prove out to be more beneficial than having full awareness about depression. With the right knowledge, comes the right actions! So, once you are smart enough to detect that something seems off or wrong with you or anybody else, you can immediately help yourself and others too. Do not ignore or run away from your depression. There are a lot of healthcare workers out there to help you to cure yourself at the earliest. Go and seek help as soon as you witness things in your surroundings not working accordingly. 





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