Depression symptoms

Depression can become a serious health disorder, especially if it becomes chronic and gets moderate or severe form. For a successful depression treatment, people need timely diagnosis and use of proper antidepressants.

Before you buy effective antidepressants, you need to classify the disease. Thus, depression is classified as mild, moderate or severe, based on signs and symptoms. Depression symptoms may vary, but usually they are classified into 2 types:

  • Physical
  • Psychological

Depression symptoms may be different in each individual case, but they are usually characterized by bad mood, lasting for two and more weeks. After that, men have lack of initiative, loss of joy and ability to focus on one activity and overall work capacity.

These symptoms can be accompanied by complaints to have physical ailment and pain in different parts of the body. Apart from this, such typical depression symptoms occur as loss of appetite, reduced body weight, as well as insufficient and poor sleep at night.

Against the background of physical and psychological depression symptoms, worsening of mental activity is observed. Mental activity becomes slow, thoughts are focused on one subject and patient starts thinking that everything is bad, there is no hope and no way out of this problem.

Sleep disorder is one of the most common symptoms of depression. In addition to bad mood, a person feels that he does not have enough sleep and rest at night, which worsens his emotional state. The signs of sleep disorder are:

  • Difficult falling asleep
  • Short sleep
  • Early and frequent awakenings

Sometimes in depression, the deep sleep phase, phase of dreams or separate sleep phases are absent or go wrong. In such a case, even a prolonged sleep does not provide a good rest.

Some people are recommended to use antidepressants that provide a sleeping effect along with their usual effect. If sleeping disorder is a symptom of mild depression, then people can buy sleeping pills and use them along with non-drug methods of depression treatment.

Up-to-date antidepressants help restore normal and healthy structure of sleep and remove other depression symptoms. Both the efficiency and the cost of depression treatment depend on chosen antidepressants.

Depression symptoms may depend on patient’s age. Elderly people rarely have depressive disorders. However, the diagnosis and therapy are specific. In depression, elderly people often complain on physical ailment and say no word about other depression symptoms. If people over 65 years old do not notice depression, then they probably do not take any treatment for a long time.

Tricyclic antidepressants are antidepressants that have been used for a long time. These drugs have several advantages. First of all, they are well studied and they have been marketed for a long time and thus, they are available at low price. Secondly, these antidepressants can cure depression symptoms effectively. The disadvantage of this group of antidepressants is that a long-term use of these drugs increases the risk of side effects significantly.

Drugs containing Imipramine Hydrochloride, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and other active substances are one of the tricyclic antidepressants. In 70’s and 80’s of the last century, people were able to buy antidepressants of this group, for instance Etrafon, Amitid, Limbitrol, Surmontil, Tofranil, Triavil, Pramine, Amitril, Presamine and Janimine. Most of them are not used to relieve depression symptoms anymore.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are more advanced antidepressants that are prescribed to patients, with contraindications for use of tricyclic antidepressants. Numerous clinical studies confirmed the efficiency of SSRIs and relatively low risk of side effects.

You can buy various types of SSRIs that are effective in treatment of depression symptoms at pharmacies of different countries. This group includes antidepressants, containing such active substances as:

  • Fluvoxamine Maleate (Luvox CR, Fevarin)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (Symbyax, Prozac, Sarafem,)
  • Paroxetine Hydrochloride или Mesylate (Pexeva, Paxil, Brisdelle, Paroxetine)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide или Escitalopram Oxalate (Lexapro, Escitalopram, Celexa)

There are several groups of antidepressants, removing the symptoms of depression as well as the disease itself. However, prophylaxis of depression becomes more and more popular these days.

There is no need to use antidepressants all the time to cure depression symptoms. Psychosocial therapy is effective and must be used only if a patient has mild depression. The first thoughts to buy and use antidepressants must appear only when moderate or severe depression is diagnosed. This approach is especially important if depression symptoms are diagnosed in children, teenagers and elderly people.