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Experiences a sad or depressive mood at one point is common in everyday life. Sadness and negative emotions can be a medical illness called depression if they interfere with your life. It can be distressing to the person, family, and lover. When I’m depressed, I find it awkward to go to work, keep doing what I do, and get up in the morning. Sometimes you can’t even ask for treatment. Those who love depression are “hidden patients.” This is because the impact of depression on family, and on life is overlooked and not emphasized. 

Depressed people can be frustrated, guilty, and even angry with their loved ones look down on them or have difficulty understanding them. It’s natural to have these feelings, but it’s helpful to know good ways to deal with them.

Fortunately, depression is a curable illness. And it will be easier if you are familiar with the disease and how to treat it. This booklet describes the reality of depression and provides practical suggestions on addressing the impact of depression on others.

Family ties are significant.

Family support (including spouse) is essential to control the disease.

Finding Depression. Sometimes Unexpected Symptoms. Depression affects a person’s emotions, outlook on life, attitudes, sleep and diet, energy levels, and other physical functions. People with depression are usually always sad and worried, often angry or anxious. Many people with depression have low self-esteem and can be pessimistic.

Depression has a variety of symptoms (that is, it makes me think “I can’t do it” and “I can’t do it”). Some are easy to notice; others are not. Signs of depression are changes in a person’s daily living activities, for example, anger, introversion, loss of appetite, and sleep problems. will make a lot of Impacts of Depression on Family

 Symptoms common to depression :

  1. Sadness, depressed mood, disappointment, loss of interest in what was fun (e.g., sexual activity or other activities)
  2. Loss of appetite, weight loss (or weight gain)
  3. Sleep disorders or excessive sleep
  4. I’m stuck or frustrated for no reason.
  5. Easy to get tired, weakened, rushed.
  6. Feeling guilty, thinking you’re a worthless person.
  7.  Impaired concentration, thinking, memory, and judgment
  8.  Suicidal ideation or attempt

Causes of depression

There are more than one cause of depression. It can be triggered by certain events in life, such as divorce or loss of a loved one. However, some people are living well, and some become depressed. Since the susceptibility to depression is familiar, some times, it may be due to genetic factors also. If one of the identical twins has major depression, there is an approximately 50% chance that the other twin will develop symptoms of depression at some point in their lives. Also, children, parents, and siblings with major depression are two to three times more likely to have this type of depression than those without major depression.

The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. For example, 19-year-old Joan has complained to her doctor that she is not tired but has difficulty working and socializing. The mother reported that her sleep time was usually 7 to 8 hours, but now it is 10 to 11 hours. Joan was complaining of headaches and other pain and digestive symptoms. Surprisingly, these physical symptoms are common in patients with depression.

Also Read: Why is Depression counselling necessary?


What can I do as a member of the family?

One of the essential things we can do to avoid the Impacts of Depression on Family is to give support for people with depression, and create a supportive environment. It’s not surprising that you want the symptoms of depression to go away quickly, but you have to understand that it goes on at your own pace. Don’t let yourself or your patient be disappointed. Also, avoid putting pressure on the other person to “enhance” them.

Keep in mind that initial treatment is not always the best solution to depression, and the process of trial and error can be time consuming. Please encourage the patient. Make a note of any progress you make. If your symptoms do not change or worsen after a few weeks, you may want to revisit your doctor or seek a second opinion from another doctor. 

Some people may have to undergo more than one treatment or see more than one psychiatrist or psychosomatic physician until they find a doctor that works best for them and the best medicine.

Disappointment as a symptom of depression can prevent you from seeing a doctor or taking medication. Please help me to follow the doctor’s instructions.

Finally, be sensitive to things. Treat the patient as usual as much as possible, but avoid acting as if nothing was wrong. If you don’t deny depression, the patient will give up.


Keep in mind that getting treatment is the first step towards improvement. Improving symptoms is also the first step towards a significant goal-when problem. The symptoms of depression are resolved. Relationships improve and lead to depression or relationships caused by depression. Will change for the better. These steps are time consuming but will lead to a healthier and happier life.

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