Depression is an option


Experts see one of the causes of the rise in depression in the demands of today's life on people: getting faster and faster, getting started all the time. However, there is no single cause for depression, just as there is no consistent picture of symptoms.


Messenger substance balance in the brain

One of the main reasons for the development of a depression is a disturbance of the neurotransmitter balance in the brain: Serotonin and / or noradrenaline are out of balance in the brain circulation. In many cases, the disorder is biological, although depression is not a hereditary disease.


A lack of sunlight is considered to be the trigger for the so-called winter depression.


Mentally stressful situations

Depression can also be triggered by life events such as job loss, serious illness, or the death of a loved one.


Loss symptoms

Symptoms of depression are also repeatedly called "symptoms of lack of energy": joylessness, listlessness, lack of interest, senselessness, hopelessness, worthlessness. Severely depressed people no longer perceive life as worth living, feel infinite emptiness and deep sadness - 5 to 15% of those affected take their own life.


More complaints

  • sleep disorders
  • Feelings of fear
  • Drive reduction
  • decreased self-esteem
  • excessive guilt
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • inner unrest


In depressed men there is also a tendency to aggressive behavior, symptoms of a so-called "male depression" can be:


  • increased irritability
  • Upset
  • rapid effervescence
  • increased aggression and tantrums
  • Tendency to reproach and resentful behavior
  • increased willingness to take risks
  • excessive exercise
  • extensive alcohol and nicotine consumption


Physiological symptoms