Mental health measure is a major issue in modern society.
In recent years, mental illnesses such as depression and stress-related disorders are increasing rapidly. In today’s stressful times, mental health measures will become more and more important in the future.
What kind of illness is depression?
Depression may have “body symptoms” as well as “mental symptoms”.
The number of patients with depression has increased in recent years, and it is reported that the number is about 960,000.
According to survey, it is estimated that 1 in 16 people will experience depression in their lifetime. Therefore, depression is a familiar illness for everyone.
Anyone can feel depressed or unmotivated when something unpleasant or sad happens. However, depression is not a temporary depression that you feel in your daily life. Depression is an indescribable, depressed mood or loss of interest and joy that lasts almost every day for more than two weeks, causing problems in work and daily life.
Symptoms of “heart” and “body” of depression.
Depression is thought to be a condition in which something goes wrong with the way the brain works. It cannot be solved by energy. Depression is a disease that needs treatment.
Symptoms of depression include “mental symptoms” such as depressed mood, loss of interest or joy, decreased motivation, and a feeling of depression. However, it is known that depression causes not only mental illness but also various “body symptoms”.
- Depressed mood
- I want to go far / I want to disappear
- Loss of interest or joy
- Decreased motivation/feeling of sickness
- Blame yourself
- The contents of conversations and books do not come to my mind
- Sleeping disorder
- Decreased appetite
- Fatigue / fatigue
- Palpitations, suffocation, thirst, etc.
- Bodyweight and pain
- ・ What is “body pain” associated with depression?
- ・ Effects of “body pain” associated with depression
- ・ What is the relationship between depression and “body pain”?
Depression can also be accompanied by “heaviness and pain in the body”.
It is said that the “body symptoms” of depression include various symptoms such as sleep disorders, tiredness/malaise, loss of appetite, palpitation/suffocation/thirst. It is also believed that “heaviness and pain” in the head, shoulders, and lower back may be associated with depression.
In the treatment of depression, it is important to treat not only the mental symptoms but also the physical symptoms.
First of all, understand your symptoms and problems and tell your doctor at the time of examination.
To tell your doctor about various symptoms and problems.
In depression, various symptoms and troubles appear in the mind and body, but it is difficult for the patient himself to grasp the whole condition, or when he goes to the doctor’s office, he is a doctor. You may be confused about how to explain in words. If you feel that you are not good at talking together, it may be helpful to record and summarize the symptoms and problems of your mind and body that you find difficult before the examination.
Depression can cause trouble in daily life.
Depression can also harm daily life.
For example, compared to before, I can’t go to work or school, I can manage to work, but I can’t do my job well, I can’t do the household chores that I had taken for granted, I don’t want to do hobbies or leisure, and I have a lot of socializing. Problems such as becoming begin to stand out.