What is DEPRESSION ?
Feeling sad or what we may call “depressed” happens to all of us. The sensation usually passes after a while. However, people with a depressive disorder – clinical depression – find that their state interferes with their daily life.
For people with clinical depression, their normal functioning is undermined to such an extent that both they and those who care about them are affected by it. Depression is not uniform. Signs and symptoms may be experienced by some sufferers and not by others. How severe the symptoms are, and how long they last depends on the individual person and his illness.
There is evidence supporting the idea that exercise can help patients with depression, particularly if they have or are at high risk of developing other conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease or diabetes, which can often be the case.
COURTESY: Dr. PRERNA KOHLI, PhD