Two Sides of a Coin-Happiness & Depression
Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Our developed world is currently experiencing an epidemic of depression. 9% of children experience a major depressive episode by the age of 14 and 20% of children experience a major depressive episode before leaving school. Children who experience depression are more likely to suffer from it as adults.
At this stage of our civilization development, we use tools as The World Happiness index and Report, The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life for countries worldwide.
It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. However, the unhappiness is escalating – Are you happy with your life as a whole? If not then it is time to make a change in your life. Let us find out what and how we can make our life happier.
There might be numerous reasons to feel depressed before the experience becomes biochemical imbalance.
Your job may compromise your integrity daily or you need to admit your marriage is ending.
You may feel spiritually disconnected, or suffering from creative blocks, sexually restless?
Your body may be failing you or you are facing a financial breakdown.
Feelings of sadness or emptiness that doesn’t go away within a few weeks may be a sign of depression.
Other emotional symptoms include:
- Extreme irritability over minor things
- Anxiety and restlessness
- Anger management issues
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Fixation on the past or on things that have gone wrong
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Physical symptoms include:
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Debilitating fatigue
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Unexplained aches and pains
Be honest with yourself and make an effort to get to the root cause.