By Dishi Solanki:
If suddenly or with each passing day any of your family members start feeling low about them, likes to remain aloof rather than mingling in the group, talks negatively either about themselves or people around, then it’s high time to realize that the D word ‘DEPRESSION’ might be lynching on them. Such people are jolly, intelligent and gifted but this dark affliction hovers sporadically, leaving them trampled.
One person in every 10 suffers from depression & due to our frenzied lifestyle this disease is increasing at an extremely alarming pace. Work has caged our minds too badly inviting stress & loneliness. Prescriptions for anti-depressants have shot up immensely over the year with people popping pills without second thought. But people are hardly aware of the fact that these pills don’t show work the same magic on every individual. Some savor benefits while the rest are gifted with side effects like “insomnia & anxiety”. Drug-free treatment in depression can be extremely helpful & also a preventive step to ward off mental illness.
I had seen my mother go through the traumatic phase of depression. She had a Spartans spirit in her which helped her conquer over this disease. She inspired me to write this article. For all those whose loved ones have been suffering through this have a very small task to perform. LOVE them; that is all the support needed.
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