All is black: Depression

  Depression is a mood disorder in which the person feels that all his life is black. Depression is not just a reaction to life’s negative events: it is a disease of the brain that equally affects the body. Depression can be deadly through cardiovascular events or suicide. How do I know I have depressionHaving sad mood most of the day is not enough. You can practically use the acronym SIGE CAPS to screen the symptoms. Having most of them means you have depression.


S: abnormal Sleep

I: loss of Interest

G: Guilt feelings/low self esteem

E: decreased Energy

C: Concentration problems/disturbed memory of recent facts

A: Appetite problems

P: Psychomotor retardation

S: Suicidality (ideas, plans or attempts)

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