The word "Depression" is a deadly emotional disorder associated with sadness. It kills, destroy and takes away our most precious thing using our negative thoughts against us.

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It's quite alarming and unfortunate that our once peaceful world had been clothed and covered with depression. This unseen and unknown assassin continues to operate daily, destroying lives without a gun, Cutlass, or any other harmful object rather than using our negative thoughts against us. It has no fear for anybody; whether you are rich or poor, it is going to take you down if you welcome it into your abode.

WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Depression is a mood disorder that involves a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in everything. It is different from the mood fluctuations that people regularly experience as a part of life. Major events, such as bereavement or the loss of a job, can lead to depression. As defined above, what triggers depression in our world today is mostly associated with the word "Sadness," A state of not being happy which is often caused by a loss.


Depression is a complex disease. No one knows exactly what causes it, but it can happen for a variety of reasons. Some people have depression during a serious medical illness. Others may have depression with life changes such as a move or the death of a loved one. Still, others have a family history of depression. Those who do may have depression and feel overwhelmed with sadness and loneliness for an unknown reason. Lots of things can increase the chance of depression, including the following:

Abuse. Abuse can be defined as an improper treatment or usage application to a wrong or bad people. It also means an unjust, corrupt, or wrongful practice or custom. Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can make you more vulnerable to depression later in life. Age. People who are elderly are at higher risk of depression. That can be made worse by other factors, such as living alone and having a lack of social support. Certain medications. Some drugs, such as isotretinoin (used to treat acne), the antiviral drug interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids, can increase your risk of depression.

Conflict. Depression in someone who has the biological vulnerability to it may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends. Death or a loss. Sadness or grief after the death or loss of a loved one, though natural, can increase the risk of depression. Gender. Women are about twice as likely as men to become depressed. No one's sure why. The hormonal changes that women go through at different times of their lives may play a role. Genes. A family history of depression may increase the risk. It's thought that depression is a complex trait, meaning there are probably many different genes that each exert small effects, rather than a single gene that contributes to disease risk. The genetics of depression, like most psychiatric disorders, are not as simple or straightforward as in purely genetic diseases such as Huntington's chorea or cystic fibrosis.

Major events. Even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, or getting married can lead to depression. So can moving, losing a job or income, getting divorced, or retiring. However, the syndrome of clinical depression is never just a "normal" response to stressful life events. Other personal problems. Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast out of a family or social group can contribute to the risk of developing clinical depression.

Serious illnesses. Sometimes, depression happens along with a major illness or may be triggered by another medical condition. Substance misuse. Nearly 30% of people with substance misuse problems also have major or clinical depression. Even if drugs or alcohol temporarily make you feel better, they ultimately will aggravate you.


  • If you are depressed, kindly do the following to overcome depression because depression kills.
  • How to reach out for depression support
  • Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for...
  • Make face-time a priority ...
  • Try to keep up with social activities even if you don't feel like it...
  • Find ways to support others...
  • Care for a pet if you love a pet just to keep you busy...
  • Join a support group for depression...
  • Aim for eight hours of sleep.
  • Engage in an exercise like jogging around your area early hours of the day.
  • Read books if you love reading.
  • Sing continuously if you are a lover of music and try to listen to good music as well.
  • Pray also because prayer is a vital key that liberates one from depression.

In conclusion, depression is a feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you from doing your normal activities. Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe. Generally, depression does not result from a single event but from a mix of events and factors. There are depressed people out there who are lonely and dying; as day breaks, reach out to them, care for them and show them love, and most importantly, keep them busy because an idle person is the devil's workshop. When they are busy doing something, their thoughts will divert from whatever is making them depressed, and they begin to focus on what is at hand. Gradually, they will find a way out of that state of depression.

© Solomon Onah Egbodo


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