Fiction or diagnosis: does depression really exist?

Fiction or diagnosis: does depression really exist?


It has always been customary in society to distinguish between mental illness and physical, this is also correct from a scientific point of view, because any problems always have an initial focus, which can also be located inside the human consciousness. Most psychological diseases are by their nature very scary and dangerous, because in such situations it comes to a stable moral state for a comfortable life of a person. Nowadays, one of the most common diagnoses confirmed by psychiatrists is depression. Is depression really so common, or is it just a fiction, a desire to seem vulnerable, and in fact there is no such disease at all?

In order to answer the question posed, first of all, you need to familiarize yourself with the nature of depression according to the classical and generally accepted concept, to become familiar with how it differs from other mental problems.
Like any other disease, it is customary for depression to distinguish a number of symptoms and signals by which you can understand whether a person is really sick. First of all, this is a constant drooping mood, a complete loss of interest in life, a feeling of one’s worthlessness, uselessness, and insecurity. These feelings are also accompanied by physical depression: constant drowsiness, weakness in the body, weakening of concentration. During such periods, a person is completely unable to engage in any activity and because of this falls into the pit of self-digging deeper and deeper.
Having dealt with the symptoms of the disease, many scientists are inclined to a conclusion that contradicts the well-established theory of depression. The opinion is gaining more and more popularity that depression in most cases was invented either by a psychotherapist who “confirmed” it in a patient, or by the patient himself who wants to romanticize the disease and his feelings in order to gain attention and “understanding” from his family and friends. If in the first case it is a brazen way of making money on clients, then in the second it is still a psychological flaw, because what sane person would want to ascribe illness to himself? In such situations, it is still worth finding the root of the problem, getting diagnosed by specialists and completely reconsidering your outlook on life. Such a problem is more common among adolescents, since they are at risk due to the instability of the psyche, puberty. And the pitiful swindlers who fuel this self-deception should be punished for fraud and falsification.

But despite this point of view, it does not exclude the real existence of depression. When the diagnosis of depression is clinical, it means that the person is truly ill and needs professional help. Such cases are much less common, they are more serious and require immediate treatment, because the later treatment is started, the more difficult it will be to get out of these torments. The period of depression can last for weeks, a person is morally weakened every day. If you ignore the symptoms of depression, a long period of illness, mental disorder can bring a person so much that he ends his life by suicide. In view of this, one cannot deny the presence of such a disease as depression. It has a place to be on the list of mental illnesses, along with personality disorder, schizophrenia and various types of addictions.
As a result, depression does exist. Moreover, it is quite common in our time and requires treatment from appropriate doctors – psychologists and psychotherapists . But among the sick there are also pseudo-sick people, and their number is huge. It is worth fighting with this phenomenon, eradicating it by any possible means.

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