Depression is a medical condition that affects your mood and ability to function. Depressive symptoms include feeling sad, anxious or hopeless. The condition can also cause difficulty with thinking, memory, eating and sleeping. A diagnosis of major depressive disorder (clinical depression) means you have felt sad, low or worthless most days for at least two weeks while also having other symptoms such as sleep problems, loss of interest in activities, or change in appetite. Without treatment, depression can get worse and last longer. In severe cases, it can lead to self-harm or death. Fortunately, treatments can be very effective in improving symptoms of depression.
Abnormalities in brain chemical levels may lead to depression.
If you have a relative with depression, you may be more likely to become depressed.
Stress, the death of a loved one, upsetting events (trauma), isolation and lack of support can cause depression.
Ongoing physical pain and illnesses can cause depression. People often have depression along with conditions like diabetes, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Some medications have depression as a side effect. Recreational drugs and alcohol can also cause depression or make it worse.
Symptoms of depression includes:
Feeling very sad, hopeless or worried.
Not enjoying things that used to give you joy.
Being easily irritated or frustrated.
Eating too much or too little.
Changes in how much you sleep
Having a difficult time concentrating or remembering things.
Thinking about hurting or killing yourself.
Management of Depression
Regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and spending time with people you care about can improve depression symptoms.
Counseling or psychotherapy is talking with a mental health professional.
People with mild depression or ongoing symptoms can improve their well-being with massage, acupuncture, hypnosis
Prescription medicine called antidepressants can help change brain chemistry that causes depression.
Brain stimulation therapy can help people who have severe depression or depression with psychosis
Dr Yashwin Kang is a trained and specialised psychologist and psyciatrist who has vast experience in managing patients suffering from various issues like stress, anxiety, depression, deaddiction, relationship struggles, past trauma etc. Dr Yashwin Kang is available at Bahra Hospital, Mohali, Punajab for all above problems. Recently during the covid pandemic he helped lot of young people and children in coping with the stress of jobs, studies, relationship issues etc.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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