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Depression treatment

Sorrow, as an emotional reaction is completely normal. We all go through periods in our lives defined by depressive characteristics. However, in clinical depression, the extent or duration of sorrow is not consistent with the circumstances, or appears with no specific reason. The depressed patient becomes isolated, socially deprived, doesn’t find pleasure in usual activities. A highly dangerous concomitant factor is the increased risk of suicide.

Some characteristics:

  • Physical complains (fatigue, drowsiness, stomach, cardiac complains, with no organic cause)
  • dawn time anxiety,
  • slowing down
  • appetite, libido, weight decreases
  • interest and the ability to find pleasure decreases
  • negative thinking
  • low mood
  • concentration difficulties
  • suicidal thoughts
  • psychosis (complete detachment from real-life)

Feelings of “no-way out” accompanied by suicidal thoughts are markers of severe depression and should be treated by specialist caregivers. Similarly, immediate intervention is necessary, if the patient gets detached from reality, gets disoriented in place, time, and possibly hallucinates. In such cases we talk about psychosis.

Treatment of depression

Psychological guidance by a good specialist is necessary in any case, in order to modify the thought process with external help. Additionally, in cases of mild to moderate depression, tutsan extracts may be administered. In cases of moderate to severe depression, several agents are available based on the psychiatrists’ recommendation. It is important to know, that they become effective after a few weeks, therefore treatment should not be terminated after one or two weeks referring to ineffectiveness.