Depression is not mental illness, it affects whole organisms

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Depression is not mental illness, it affects the whole organism. An international team of researchers lead by the University of Granada has scientifically proven, for the first time, that depression is associated with important alterations of the oxidative stress, so it should be considered a systemic disease.

According to report, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2006 and 2016. It studies the imbalance between the individual increase of various oxidative stress parameters and the decrease in antioxidant substances (such as uric acid, zinc, and the superoxide dismutase enzyme).

Taken as whole, the findings prove that depression affects the whole organism, not just mind. There are plenty of evidence pointing to depression's association with other health issues. For example person suffering from depression are more likely to develop back pain and suffer heart attacks. Untreated depression is a serious problem. It can ruin relationships, cause problems at work and in life of a student and make it difficult to overcome serious health problems. It affects the way you eat and sleep. It can affect the way you feel about yourself and those around. Many serious illness exist with depression as it also affects the immune system. The serious illness include-

1.Heart attack

2.Stroke

3.Cancer

4.Diabetes

5.Kidney disease

6.Arthritis

Depression can be overcome through meditation, sports, and proper counselling. Teachers and parents have a major role to play to tackle depression in students. There are examples of people who have come out of depression and excelled in their careers. 

 

Posted By : Garvit Khurana, Class 9, GOODLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL
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Shreya

Its really interesting

Posted on : 24-06-2018 10:25:05