Struggling mood swings lately? Feeling down or confused sometimes? Do you feel sad and not interested anymore to do the fun things you usually do? Well, then, you’re not alone. Everyone gets sad. Yes, everyone! But some people have feelings of depression just once in a while; others may have sad feelings pretty often .

sorrow is a typical reaction to a stressful life , setbacks, and disappointments. We all go through changes in our mood. But when emotion level goes beyond sadness, other people refer this as “depression”.  When you’re in a sad mood , it may feel like it will last an eternity , but usually feelings of sadness don’t last very long — a few hours or perhaps a day or two. A heavier , more intense kind of sadness that lasts a lot longer is called depression.

Although depression is often thought of a being an utmost(a) state of sadness, there is a huge difference between depression and sadness. Sadness is a part of being human, a typical reaction to painful   circumstances. All of us will experience sadness at some point in our lives. Depression, however, is a physical illness with many more symptoms than an unhappy mood.

The person struggling with clinical depression finds that there is not always a root for his dark feelings. Some depressed people don’t feel sad at all—instead, they feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic.

Whatever the symptoms are, depression is should not be confused with normal sadness. Depression interferes with your day-to-day life, meddling with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy your life . The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are constant and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.

Depression often shows different signs in men and women, and in young people and older adults. Just as the symptoms and causes of depression are different in different people, so are the ways to feel better. What works for one person might not work for another, and no one treatment is appropriate in all cases. If you recognize the signs of depression in yourself or a relative , take some time to explore the many treatment options. In most cases, the best solution involves a combination of self-help strategies, lifestyle changes, and professional help.

Changes in your lifestyle are simple but neccesary tools in treating depression. Even if you need more intense treatment as well, lifestyle changes go a long way towards helping reduce the signs depression. And they can help keep depression at bay once you are feeling better. Lifestyle changes include exercise, nutrition, sleep, social support and stress reduction. You may consider alternative treatments such as vitamins, herbal remedies, relaxation techniques and acupuncture.

Anyone can develop depression and there are various efficacious treatments. Psychotherapy and medication are the two primary treatment approaches. antidepressant drug medications can make psychotherapy more effective, for some people. Someone who is too depressed to talk, for instance, can’t get much benefit from psychotherapy or counselling; but often, the right medication will improve symptoms so that the person can respond better.