4 things that can make depression worse

There are a certain external factors that either cure your depression or make it worse. It is really important to know about the triggers so one can be more alert towards it.

Depression can negatively impact employment, school, relationships, and other important areas of functioning. Depression can make it difficult to even get out of bed in the morning.

1. Inactivity

Every time you feel depressed, you might feel that you don’t want to do anything. But inactivity always makes the depression worse

While depression might make you feel like staying in bed all day is the only doable option, studies show that moderate exercise (walking 20-40 minutes, 3 times per week) is effective in decreasing depression and improves long term outcomes for depressed people.

2. Poor Sleep Habits.

Your sleeping habits can really make or break your depression. You need at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. And also try to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.

3. Social isolation

This habit is definitely difficult to maintain when world is dealing with a pandemic for past 1.5 years. But keeping social relatuihs really help deal with depression. Don’t be too much into yourself. Try to reach out to your friends, call your parents.

4. Not Getting Help

Depression can be treated, yet the biggest barrier to treatment is denial. So if you’re feeling depressed, ask for help. Not getting help for depression can make you feel worse—and make the depression last longer. The sooner you get help, the sooner you can start feeling better. Talking with your doctor is a good first step.

5. Hormones

Women are more likely to have depression than men. One of the reasons may have to do with hormones, and how they change over time. This may be why some women feel depressed after giving birth—called postpartum depression. Women may also be more prone to depression during ovulation and as they move into menopause. If you notice a change in your mood at different times in your cycle, see your doctor. Your doctor may be able to tailor your depression treatment to meet your unique needs.

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