It’s common for people to feel “blue” periodically, but when persistent feelings of sadness begin to disrupt day-to-day living, it’s possible that you – or a loved one – is suffering from depression. In 2017 alone, approximately 17.3 million American adults suffered from major depressive disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Depression affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves and can lead to not just emotional challenges, but also physical problems.
As a leading home care provider, Care Indeed can offer trained staff to help your loved ones diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as depression. As we continue our series on Mental Health Awareness, our goal is to better educate our clients, caregivers and community and offer the support needed to cope with depression.
Depression affects individuals in a variety of ways, so the signs and symptoms may vary. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms include:
Although depression may occur only once during your life, people typically have multiple episodes. During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include:
Treatment options are determined by professionals based on the severity of the disorder. You – and your loved ones – have options, though, when it comes to treatment for depression.
A mental health disorder can affect individuals at any stage of life and age. In some cases, the symptoms may be mild, but mental health disorders, such as depression can also be life threatening.
This is why support and care is essential at the onset of a mental health disorder. It’s important to learn as much about the symptoms and care needed to help support your loved ones. Tap into resources from local and national organizations to boost your knowledge of how the disorder affects everyone involved and to also identify coping skills. In addition, lean on caregivers, such as the qualified staff from Care Indeed, to help with daily living.
Life with any type of mental health disorder is challenging and learning how to accept the challenge is the first step in living life. While you may struggle with grief and loss when coping with the symptoms as a patient, caregiver or family member, the support you need is only a click away.
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