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Depression Disorder

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There are various serious psychological problems such as anxiety and depression. A person suffering from a serious mental disorder can suffer from dire consequences. If you feel sad every day, you might be suffering from any depression disorder. Here is how a depression disorder treatment in Dubai works. Please continue reading to learn more.

What is Depression Disorder?

Depression is a mood disorder causing continuous feelings of sadness and lack of interest. It is also known as clinical depression and major depressive disorder (MDD). It is a serious mental health concern because it effects the way a person thinks, feels, and behave thereby causing different physical and emotional problems.

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If a person has depression, she or he may think that the life is not worth living, and may feel difficulty in performing routine activities properly. It is possible to treat depression using a depression disorder treatment in Dubai. There is no quick fix or medicine to get rid of it; a constant and long-term treatment is the key to success.

Symptoms of Depression Disorder

Here are notable symptoms of depression:

  • Slowed body movements
  • Sleep too much or too less
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Hopelessness and emptiness
  • Feeling sadness and an urge to cry
  • Self-blame, guilt, and worthlessness
  • Frustration, restlessness or agitation
  • Reduced or increased appetite for food
  • Unexplained physical problems and pains
  • Attempt to commit suicide or suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling tired and low energy to do a simple task

Causes of Depression Disorder

The real causes are not known but the following link to it;

  • Inherited traits
  • Brain chemistry
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Biological differences

Risk Factors for Depression Disorder

The following factors increase the risk of getting depression:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Some medications
  • Some personality traits
  • Drugs or/and alcohol abuse
  • Stressful or traumatic events
  • Family history of mental disorders

Complications for Depression Disorder

If not treated properly (or treated at all), the following complications can occur:

  • Social isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Pain or physical illness
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Obesity and heart problems
  • Other psychological disorders

Prevention from Depression Disorder

It is not always an option to avoid depression but the following principles can help avoid it:

  • Take professional help
  • Trying to control stress
  • Discussing problems with friends and family

Diagnosing Depression Disorder

The following technique can be used to diagnose depression:

  • DSM-5
  • Lab tests
  • Physical exam
  • Psychiatric evaluation

Types of Depression

Based on the features, depression disorders have been classified as:

  • Catatonia
  • Mixed features
  • Anxious distress
  • Seasonal pattern
  • Atypical features
  • Peripartum onset
  • Psychotic features
  • Melancholic features

Disorders that Cause Depression Symptoms

The following disorders have tendency to cause depression symptoms:

  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Bipolar I and II disorders
  • Other depression disorders
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Treatment for Depression Disorder

Different options are available to cure this mental illness:


Finding the right medication is important because wrong medication can cause side effects. Many types of antidepressants are available, including those below. Be sure to discuss possible major side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Atypical antidepressants
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Other medications

The person should continue taking the medication prescribed by the psychiatrist and stopping without consulting the doctor can be harmful. Pregnant and lactating women should consult a doctor before taking antidepressants. These medicines can increase the risk of suicide in children, teenagers, and adults.

  • Psychotherapy
  • Alternate formats for therapy
  • Hospital and residential treatment
  • Other treatment options
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Lifestyle and Home Remedies

The following lifestyle changes and home remedies can help the patient:

  • Understand the reasons for depression
  • Stop controlling what you cannot control
  • Stop using recreational drugs and alcohol
  • Follow the recommendations of your psychiatrist

Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicines have been found helpful in treating depression. The following are useful:


  • SAMe
  • John’s wort
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

2.Mind-body connections

  • Spirituality
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Guided imagery
  • Massage therapy
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Music or art therapy
  • Relaxation techniques such as yoga or tai chi

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Depression Disorder FAQ’s

What are the levels of depression?

Depression can be classified into different types and levels. These levels are major, persisted, bipolar, seasonal, maniac, and perinatal depression.

How do I know if I'm bipolar?

You are bipolar if you feel that you are never calm, and you are either very happy or very sad, you can’t focus, you are eating too much or too little, you are overreacting to everything, and you are having trouble sleeping.

What is critical depression?

A depression that follows after some critical illness can be classified as critical depression.

What are 4 major causes of depression?

Depression can be inherited or genetic, other major causes are bad brain chemistry, hormonal imbalance, major trauma, or drug abuse.

What is critical depression?

Also known as major depressive disorder or unipolar depression, critical depression is something that follows up after some critical illness.

Consulting an Expert

It is necessary to visit an expert if you are suffering from the problems discussed above. A timely depression treatment can avoid a variety of problems. An expert at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai can help you get rid of depression disorder.

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Growing up in Syria, Dr. Bahjat had a real curiosity that he realised would be of great value in the field of psychiatry. With more than 25 years’ of experience, he is one of the UAE’s most experienced specialist Psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from Kharkiv State Medical Institute in Ukraine in 1981, after which he specialized in Psychiatry from the same university, and then went on to earn a PhD from the Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry in 1989. Amongst Dr. Bahjat’s several qualifications, he has earned the Certificate in “QEEG and Neurofeedback”.…

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