Depression is the mental disorder outlined in the article. It is a common and serious illness that affects one’s feelings negatively. It brings feelings of sadness and both emotional and physical problems to an individual. Both severe and mild symptoms can symptomize the disorder. One may experience feelings of sadness and failure to enjoy activities that they once wanted. Others may show appetite changes could be an increase or decrease, sleeping disorders, suicidal thoughts, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, even lack of concentration, and difficulty in making decisions.
An association has been made between living in the city and mental disorders such as depression due to the projected increase in the cities’ population. Researchers show changes in the brain associated with living in the town linked to social stress processing. Despite the severity of depression, the condition is treatable. Various forms of treatment are effective in treating depression, which involve behavioral change, therapeutic techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy, dep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and medication. The therapy applied in the treatment depends on how severe the depression is, its nature, how the patient has previously responded to treatment, and what the patient and family prefer.
In most cases of severe depression, at least half of the patients receive recurrent episodes that specific events might trigger. Such cases may prompt the psychiatrist to suggest long-term treatment. A patient must be completely open with the doctor about their condition, all symptoms they show, and history to get the best and most effective treatment for their condition. Any over-the-counter prescriptions a patient could be taking should also be mentioned to the doctor or psychiatrist for better and more accurate diagnosis and medication.