Depression, Anxiety and stress disorders

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. People usually feels down, sadness, loose their interest and pleasure in daily activities But, if these conditions/feeling persists then it is said to be depression. Depression is more common in woman than men. The reasons of depression are not completely understood but are probable to be a complex combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors.

Anxiety is an “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, anxious thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” They feel anxious about moving to a new habitation, joining a new job, or taking a test. This type of anxiety is unpleasant, but it may inspire you to work harder and to do a better job. Normal anxiety is a emotion that comes and goes, but does not disturb everyday life. This type of anxiety may stop you doing things you enjoy. In extreme cases, it may prevent you from entering an elevator, crossing the road, or even leaving your home. If it is left untreated, the anxiety will keep getting worse.

Stress is the result of your way of responding to any demand or threat which you face. Stress is a condition that generates a particular biological response. When you observe a danger or a major challenge, chemicals and hormones flow throughout your body. Stress activates your fight-or-flight response in order to fight the stressor and run away from it. Normally, after the response occurs, your body should relax. Frequently occurring constant stress can have bad effects on your long-term health.


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