is known as a psychological condition marked by feelings
of sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, pessimism, worthlessness
, loss of interest in life, and reduced emotional well-being.
A Clinical Depression is diagnosed when all these negative feelings
and emotional states become so intense that they interfere with
a person's ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun.
There are70 million total cases of Depression in the USA, as estimated
by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute
Annually, Major Depression affects 5% of the population, or 9.8
million Americans, aged 18 years and older.
A per year cost for treating Depression is estimated as 100 billion
Depression and other Mood Disorders account as much as 50% of
a typical mental health practice.
80% of patient diagnosed with Depression respond to drugs, psychotherapy,
or a combination of the two.
Depression is as disabling as heart disease or arthritis.
Depressed individuals are 18 times more likely to attempt suicide
than people with no mental illness.
Depression affects people from any race or social class, but they
are more common among singles and those who have no “significant
Depression is more likely to occur in someone who has relatives
with similar problems.
Disturbances of sleep, sex drive, energy level, appetite, and
Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
Loss of interest in daily activities or ability to enjoy former
hobbies and social activities.
Appetite changes leading to s ignificant weight loss or weight
Sleep changes manifested as insomnia or oversleeping (hypersomnia).
Feeling restless or slowed down.
Feeling fatigued and physically drained.
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Increased criticism of perceived
faults and mistakes.
Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
Biological, including genetic;
A combination of the above;
Stroke, hormonal disorders, antihypertensives, and birth control
pills can also cause Depression
Center Solution for Depression
( Dr. Elena Labkovsky ). Patients learn to
change their brainwave activity and develop brainwave pattern
that allow them to improve their emotional and cognitive functioning
and motivate themselves. Neurofeedback training leads to enhanced
emotional wellbeing, better cognitive performance, enhanced self-confidence
and improved social skills.