What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression is a very serious mental condition that can hold those affected back from the joys of life and keep them from progressing in their personal and professional lives. There are several different types of depression and today we are going to look specifically at social depression and how it differs from clinical depression. Let’s start off by acknowledging that clinical depression is the MOST serious form of depression. Clinical depression is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression is much different than depression caused by the death of a loved one or a relationship break up. Doctors use the system criteria to gauge clinical depression in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Signs and symptoms of clinical depression include: Feelings of sadness, angry outbursts, loss of interest in pleasurable things, sleep disturbance, lack of energy, anxiety, slowed thinking, feeling of worthlessness, trouble concentrating, suicidal and unexplained physical issues. These symptoms are severe enough to cause major problems in relationships.

Now, clinical depression can improve with professional help. Now, today’s topic is supposed to focus on social depression so lets get started defining social depression and its differences with clinical depression. Social depression is caused, in part, by social anxiety. For example, someone suffering from social depression often thinks that they aren’t as good as others. Those suffering from social depression can also fear to be around lots of people. This causes extreme anxiety in some and research shows that those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) have a very high probability of having depression later in life. Social depression also increases the risk of addiction which opens up a whole new avenue of problems and issues and suicide is one of the most serious. Social depression can weigh on the person suffering so much so that they feel like taking their own life is the only way out. So this blog has informed you that clinical depression is the most serious form of depression with a laundry list of symptoms that go along with it.
Social depression is a form of depression caused by a fear of social situations and people in general. Social depression can be caused by a feeling of not being good enough. The main reason why we focused on social depression today is that it causes a high risk of addiction. And when you mix social depression with drug addiction or alcoholism it becomes a very dangerous situation.
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