How to diagnose depression, and what to do if you suspect it
Some of the symptoms of depression are similar to those of a physical illness, and many people with depression have symptoms of anxiety, sadness and even suicidal thoughts.
Depression is the most common type of mental illness, with an estimated 7.3 million people in the U.S. suffering from it each year, according to the National Institute on Mental Health.
It affects almost 5.5 million Americans, with a prevalence of 12.9% in men and 15.9%, and 5.6% in women.
But the symptoms vary depending on the severity of the illness.
Some people with milder forms of depression will experience little or no symptoms, while others can experience severe symptoms.
Some depression can be treated with medication, while some people can’t.
Some conditions are associated with depression, such as anxiety, so it’s important to learn what to look for to see if you might have depression.
Depression symptoms are common symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Depression causes the body to feel like it’s losing control, and some people who are depressed may experience thoughts of harming themselves or hurting others.
It can also cause feelings of hopelessness, irritability and depression.
The National Institute of Mental Health says depression is often associated with problems with relationships, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, and can be a sign of bipolar disorders.
Symptoms of depression can also include: a feeling of hopeless, hopelessness or worthlessness; a lack of interest in or interest in activities and activities, such a hobbies, work or hobbies; and changes in your appetite or appetite control.
Depression can be diagnosed when the person’s symptoms are worsened or when their symptoms worsen over time.
Some of these symptoms can be easily treated with medications.
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, you should see a doctor right away, because depression can lead to other medical problems, such of liver or kidney problems.
Depression medication can help ease symptoms of the condition.
There are medications that can be taken to treat depression.
For example, medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can help people with severe depression, as can medications such as lithium.
Depression medications may also help treat symptoms of some other conditions.
Depression drugs, including lithium, can help with anxiety and other mood disorders.
They can help you manage other physical and emotional issues.
Treatment options are limited.
Depression medicines often take several months to take effect.
But if you’re a patient who has symptoms of a serious mental health condition that worsens, you may need to wait longer.
Treatment for depression can help prevent the symptoms from worsening.
And there are other medications you can take to help manage your symptoms of mood disorders, including medication to help you control your eating and sleeping patterns.
Depression and bipolar disorder are treated very differently.
Depression in people with bipolar disorder is usually treated with lithium, a prescription medication that is typically taken for a few weeks.
When people with untreated bipolar disorder don’t get lithium treatment, they may experience mood swings and suicidal ideation, according the National Institutes of Health.
Treatment with selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs for depression is usually prescribed for about six months.
It’s usually prescribed by a psychiatrist or therapist.
Treatment can be done by medication or by psychotherapy.
Some types of antidepressants can be prescribed for depression, although you may not be able to find a medication that works for you.
There may be other medications that work well for people with other mental illnesses.
These medications may be prescribed to treat an underlying medical condition or medical conditions, such one that’s related to the way you feel about yourself or the way your body functions.
Some antidepressant medications have side effects that may worsen symptoms of depressed mood.
For more information, see the links below on depression medications and bipolar disorders: