Depression is not just a state of being sad but it is disorder that interferes with ability to feel emotions such as happy or sad. It not only involves mind but the whole body along with the thoughts. Depression is a common mental illness that affects almost 15-20% of population at some point in their life. Women are more likely to become depressed as compared to men. It a condition caused by psychological and physical symptoms. Individual with depression have high risk of committing suicide and also have risk of developing many other disorders. It is caused by genetic, environmental factors and by the imbalance of chemical present in the brain. In modern generation, because of hectic schedule, people do not have time to take care of themselves. They are more prone to tension, stress, depression. Because of poor diet and lifestyle they are more likely to get disease.
Few common symptoms of depression are sleep disorder, irritation, anger, poor grade, feeling guilty lack of concentration, not concerned in their favorite activity, helplessness, loss of self confidence, common change in mood, and thoughts of suicide.
There are many anti depressant medications used to lessen the symptoms of depression. It is better to avoid drug and alcohol consumption. Eating healthy is one of the additional ways to prevent depression. Other than all these, there are medication such as Symbyax, Seroquel, Zoloft tablets, Tofranil, Stablon, Remeron, Sibelium, Paxil, Prednisolone, Celebrex, Anafranil, Aventyl, Pristiq, Prozac, Luvox, Maxalt, Adapin, Celexa, Desyrel and Cymbalta are safe and effective to treat the symptoms of depression.