20 August 2019 | Views | By Dr Anuj Khandewal
In the year 2017, around 264 million people experienced depression, globally
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Depression nowadays is a term used frequently and yet very few people actually understand the complexity of the disorder. Dr Anuj Khandelwal, a celebrated Psychiatrist from Surat says, “Depression is a mood disorder that might last for a few days to months to some years. A person suffering from depression usually suffers through a feeling of persistent sadness and hopelessness. This is different from people being upset about a small event in the day. These feelings are so strong that they hamper the patients’ daily activities such as work, social life, daily chores, recreation etc.”
Surprising Facts about Depression:
“Therefore it’s important to reinforce the message that we should talk if something is wrong in our lives. And if life is treating us well, we need to keep a sensitive ear open for those not as lucky as we are. They may badly want to say something. We must not shy away from taking professional help, as depression is treatable. With simple treatment methods, we can manage depression and help a person lead a normal life,” says Dr Khandelwal.
How to manage Depression:
“With plenty of discussions about depression, we can aim to mitigate the disease. The biggest challenge is to break the taboo around it. People suffer more because they feel they have no one to talk to. By talking openly, proper help can be provided and every individual can have a chance to lead a normal, depression-free life!” concludes Dr Khandelwal.
Dr Anuj Khandewal, Key Opinion Leader, Cadila Pharmaceuticals