Şanlıurfa Provincial Health Directorate Balıklıgöl State Hospital Psychiatry Specialist Uzm. Dr. Berrin Altunova; He talked about the symptoms and treatment of depression.
Altunova listed the symptoms of depression as follows:
In addition to a depressed and depressed mood (feeling sadness, grief, anxiety), there is a general state of reluctance and a decrease or loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy doing. In addition; loss of energy, change in appetite, sleeping less or more, inability to concentrate, difficulty in concentrating, indecision, decreased self-confidence, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, irritability, thoughts of death and suicide.
Psychiatrist Specialist. Dr. Berrin Altunova drew attention to the frequency of symptoms while being diagnosed with depression. Altunova said: “Symptoms must persist almost throughout the day and for at least two weeks and must have caused a disturbance in the person's work, family or social relationships. Despite being depressed, there are two patient groups that delayed in applying to the psychiatry outpatient clinic.
1. Male patients may not be able to express the symptoms of depression sometimes, and they may reveal the foreground symptom as anger and irritability. This situation should not be neglected and a psychiatrist should be consulted.
2. One of the common symptoms of depression is forgetfulness. Elderly patients may experience dementia anxiety in this case. However, in depression, forgetfulness is an expected situation, as the focus will be impaired in stressful situations. Support from a Psychiatrist should be sought without delay. Untreated depression has a high risk of suicide in the elderly.” made statements.
Touching on the important issues in the treatment of depression, Altunova said in her statement: “During depression, shrinkage and hormonal changes occur in some parts of the brain. This condition can be reversed with treatment. The severity of depression is determined by the physician. Psychosocial treatment methods such as social support and cognitive behavioral therapies may be sufficient in mild depression. Antidepressant drugs are the first choice in moderate and severe depressions. Antidepressant drugs must be started, continued and discontinued under the control of the Psychiatrist.
Psychiatrist Specialist. Dr. Berrin Altunova emphasized that antidepressants are not addictive. Altunova, “Antidepressant group drugs are not addictive. However, when it is used for a long time and in effective doses, abrupt discontinuation of the drug may cause withdrawal symptoms such as muscle pain, excessive sweating, headache, nausea, insomnia, so it should be reduced and discontinued under the supervision of a doctor. "said.
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