Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Symptoms of depression are Feelings of sadness, emptiness, angry outbursts, Sleep disturbances, Changes in appetite, Anxiety, Trouble thinking, making decisions etc.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said a higher proportion of women of 50-54 age groups than men are suffering from depression. It was reported that depression in 19% of people aged 16 or over, with 21% of women reporting the symptoms and 16% of men.
To diagnosis Depression various tests like Physical test, Lab tests, Psychological test, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) can be conducted. Medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy) are very effective for most people with depression. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), Atypical antidepressants etc. antidepressant drugs can be used.
The need to be constantly available and respond on social media accounts can cause depression and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study at British Psychological Society.