Mental disorders, Mental wellness, Stress & Depression

Curing depression through Preventive Healthcare Mechanism

Depression, Preventive Healthcare

Depression: Depression is an illness that is not for one person but for whole family. If one person is depressing the whole family bears the burden. There are ways to cure it-love, time, taking medicines and Electroconvulsive Therapy. Love and time are natural factors and one doesn’t always know what to do and not everyone responds to medicines. So, it takes us to our next option-Electroconvulsive Therapy under preventive healthcare system.

What is ECT?

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure used to treat certain psychiatric conditions. It involves passing a carefully controlled electric current through the brain, which affects the brain’s activity and aims to relieve severe depressive and psychotic symptoms.

ECT! Electroconvulsive therapy!

It’s mainly used if a person is not responding to medications or therapy, postnatal depression or have found it useful in past. Can also be used if someone had a manic episode. Also, it’s used under preventive healthcare if you’re having a fatal problem, like not eating or something.

ECT Accreditation Service

Depression is real. So take the necessary steps if required.

The ECT Accreditation Service (run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists) reported on a survey of 78 ECT clinics in England and Wales in 2012-2013. This reported the results of 1895 courses of treatment in 1789 people:
improved (‘minimally’, ‘much’ or ‘very much’): 1712
no change: 113
worse: 28
Even though it’s this great it has a risk like it can cause memory loss which resolves itself in usually three weeks to a month. People have various degree of memory and different reactions to it. For many the side-effect is outweighed by the good and for others it’s very distressing. Due to this side effect it’s only used in case of emergencies and with full understanding and consult of the parties involved.

Not a cure, but a temporary solution

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Under preventive healthcare system, Electroconvulsive Therapy is not a cure, but a temporary solution to a bigger picture! You should provide a lot of love and care for your loved ones. Show them that they have people who love them and will never leave their side. Try not to let it come into picture and most proportion of all-love yourself so that you never fall into depression. Remember-no one out there is great enough to make you feel inferior of yourself. Spread love and stay happy!

We truly hope you found this article helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions then please reach out to us by dropping a message in the comment box below. Also to know more, you can always visit our website or book a preventive healthcare consultation session to get personalized and preventive healthcare solutions to your problems.

  1. What are the major signs of depression?

    Some of the major signs of depression are:
    1. Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness.
    2. Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters.
    3. Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as hobbies or sports.
    4. Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much.

  2. Who is most at risk for depression?

    Major depression is most likely to affect people between the ages of 45 and 65. “People in middle age are at the top of the bell curve for depression, but the people at each end of the curve, the very young and very old, may be at higher risk for severe depression,” says Walch.

  3. How do u beat depression?

    There is comfort in knowing that there are many options for treating depression. These can include psychotherapy (talk therapy), antidepressant medication, and natural approaches, such as eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, and following good sleep habits.

  4. How does depression affect the brain?

    As depression starts to affect the brain’s chemical balances, neurons in the hippocampus shrink, which can cause difficulty concentrating and memory loss.

  5. Is there a way to prevent depression?

    You can help prevent depression by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet and practicing regular self-care activities such as exercise, meditation and yoga.

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