Mind-Body Connection-Understanding the Effects of Depression on the Body
Depression is considered one of the most common of the mental health conditions in the United States with studies even revealing that as much as 26% of our adult population happen to be suffering from this condition. In a technically specific sense, depression is a mental disorder but it happens to be having such far reaching effects as it gets to even affect your physical health and wellbeing as well. This article takes us through some of the most common signs and symptoms to lookout for to tell of a condition of depression and as well we look at the effects and how it gets to affect your whole body more so in the event that it is left to progress without any treatment.
The number one thing that needs to be clarified is that feelings of sadness as we often do at times is not to be seen to be depression as this is not necessarily depression. This is actually based on the fact that feeling sad and so low is actually deemed to be a normal part of life but in the event that these feelings happen to be so persistent and continue to exhibit for a period exceeding two weeks, then they can be considered to be a sure case of an indication for depression setting. We already have hinted to the fact that depression happen to be affecting quite a good number of our adult population but the fact is that even those of the younger generation and ages are as well equally affected and suffer immensely from depression anyway. But this said and done, clinical depression, more so when this is left untreated will have such a serious effect on your health and wellbeing, and can disrupt your day to day life and have so much in ripple effects on your quality of life with a flurry of other symptoms.
Your emotions will be seriously affected by depression and will as well cause a number of changes in your body. And in the event that you happen to be suffering from major depression, this will be considered a serious medical condition and will have such a dramatic effect on the quality of life in general. See the following are some of the parts of the body that are so hit by depression.
One of these is the CNS, the Central Nervous System. The interesting bit is the fact that a number of these symptoms often pass our notice or where they are noticed, we tend to assume them. For the seniors, some of these are often mistaken to be signs of getting older such as difficulty identifying cognitive changes.