Clinical depression: What is depression, depression symptoms and treatment options

: What is depression, and treatment options

In this video, I talk about , the symptoms that are associated with depression and the treatment options.

Depression is currently the leading cause of disability in the world. It’s a common misconception that depression is just someone going through feelings of extreme sadness, depression is far more than that. People with depression can feel worthless, numb, self-conscious exhausted, they find they don’t enjoy the things they use to anymore
Most of us can feel for a short while, but often these feelings don’t last long and then we feel better.
People with clinical depression don’t feel better on their own.

A diagnosis of clinical depression is made based on the DSM 5 criteria.
We are not sure what causes depression but it is thought that genetic and environmental factors play a major role.
treatments for depression can conservative such as exercise and talk therapy.
The main antidepressant medication are serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs

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The information provided on this video is for informational purposes only and is not professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care, nor is it intended to be a substitute therefor. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider properly licensed to practice medicine or general health care in your jurisdiction concerning any questions you may have regarding any information obtained from this video and any medical condition you believe may be relevant to you or to someone else. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have seen in this video. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. Information obtained in this video is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions or their treatment.

Resources:
What causes depression?
http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what-causes-depression

Depression criteria:
http://www.psnpaloalto.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Depression-Diagnostic-Criteria-and-Severity-Rating.pdf

Clinical depression: What is depression, and treatment options: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogB6zA6T5VU&feature=youtu.be

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