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Depression, The Silent Killer !!!

depression the silent killer

World is getting revolutionized. Reformation and advancement in different fields such as medical is serving to lead our life towards ease. Day by day mysteries of medicines are unfolding the facts of diseases and we are moving nearer to prevention, cure and treatment. The risk of human life is declining and its stability is accelerating. No doubt! Now we are successful enough to kill the deadly disease cancer. But, on the other hand, we are failed to get ourselves out from the life destroyer “Depression”. 

Depression is classified as a mood disorder and can bring about long-lasting symptoms such as overwhelming sadness, irritability, significant weight gain or loss, changes in sleeping habits, low energy, loss of appetite, and a lack of interest in things that used to bring pleasure. In short, it disturbs peace of mind and leads towards other diseases. According to the recent report by World Health Organization, “Globally 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. If we take this ration in Pakistani context than 40% of People of Pakistan are suffering from depression. And this ratio is more severe in women than men. Although there is certainly not a single source to blame for causing depression because there exist many. Among those Abuse, stressful life experiences and genetics are the leading causes which develops depression.

Abuse is a not only a depression developer but also a social curse. Even more it’s not merely one time incident which just ends at some point; its suffering marks long lasting effects. The victim constantly struggles to be normalize again and lead the life usually. But the dark scars of the incident makes their struggle unsuccessful and infuses them in dark world of “depression”. Abusing impacts the way that body reacts to fear and stressful situations. Hence, in result constant thoughts of these incidents distract to concentrate on other important things. And the victim end up to be wrapped in depression.

At some point of life nearly everyone encounters stressful conditions because life is the name of unusual causalities. Some of the stressful conditions include such as loss of loved ones, divorce, financial problems, medical concerns, long unemployment or acute stress etc… Stress pays an important role in depression hence, different stressful events in life drags us towards depression. Researchers suspect that high levels of the hormone cortisol, which are secreted during periods of stress, may affect the neurotransmitter serotonin and contribute to depression. If depression is left untreated or undiagnosed then it may lead to severity of indulging your life at risk. 

Sometimes, depression is not environmental. Some people are born with it in their genetics. Yes! Depression can be hereditary due to connection of gens. Several Family and twin studies have demonstrated that the contribution of genetic factors to the risk of the onset of depression is quite large and linked. Scientists believe that as many as 40 percent of those with depression can trace it to a genetic link. Moreover, based on data “it is not a single depressive gene that causes depression but is most likely a combination of genes that confers risk,”

In spite of all these hazards regarding to depression one positive thing about it is that:  It’s a diagnosable condition. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for depression through options like therapy, medication, diet and exercise. These remedies encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways and help in living life peacefully all over again

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