How researchers should deal with Depression

Depression is common and researchers are actually suffering from a lot of stress. The career-making issues, submission process and after effects are a chain of continuation in which scholars often get pissed off. So, how they can release that stress and what are the signs of depression? Let’s read more about it:

What is Depression? 

It starts with a mild feeling of sadness but then goes deeper into the subconscious level. There’s a common belief that stress always causes aggressive behaviour. Though it’s not true always and exceptions are there. Still, one in three people will experience a major depressive episode at some stage in their lives. It’s a mental health condition marked by an overwhelming feeling of sadness & isolation. It will naturally come in all our responses, feelings and functions.


Psychological Symptoms & Physical Symptoms:

  • Feeling miserable and loss of interest in almost every activity.
  • Slowed or inefficient thinking with poor concentration, leading to difficulties sorting out problems or making plans or decisions.
  • Recurring unpleasant thoughts, particularly about being guilty, being a bad and unworthy person.
  • Loss of sleep despite feeling exhausted. 
  • Loss of energy and appetite. Frequent tiredness.
  • Withdrawal from social situations and normal activities.



Nobody knows exactly what causes depression. Depression seems to run in families (as do other mood disorders), and about 30% of the predisposition for depression is due to genetic influences.  A person’s personality characteristics are an important factor.


How to Deal with Depression: 

The cognitive strategy is the most effective one to deal with depression. The aim of a cognitive approach is to help people identify and correct their distorted and negatively biased thoughts. It can give a whole new thinking pattern to scholars. So that they can overcome from there downtrodden thought channels.  For some people, anti-depressant medication is the saviour. Education for people dealing with depression is extremely valuable. Only better knowledge can save them from depressive episodes.

Psychotherapy is another effective tool. Also known as talk therapy or counselling, this treatment has been shown to help some patients with depression. Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem. About five minutes of aerobic exercise can begin to stimulate anti-anxiety effects. Also, you can try any of your favourite hobbies to release the stress or to divert your thought process.  


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