Depression of exhaustion. Kielholz on Neurotic Depression

Of great interest is the work of Kjelholz (1959), devoted to depressive states. Along with other types of depression, the author identifies neurotic, which he includes in psychogenic and considers it as a depressive state with neurosis. He also distinguishes “depression of exhaustion”, which is based on pathological depressive development resulting from prolonged emotional overstrain. “Depression of exhaustion” […]

Postpartum anxiety conditions. Depression after childbirth

Although pregnancy and childbirth are usually joyful times for women, in some patients they are associated with significant emotional distress. In order to effectively solve these problems, it is important to timely identify risk factors for postpartum depression and effectively address them. Approximately 25% of patients who had a mental disorder after a previous birth relapse after a subsequent […]

Causes of deep depressive disorder. Depression Mechanisms

The etiology of deep depressive disorder is unclear. Life events (such as job loss, change of residence) and intellectual stress are associated with an increased risk of depressive disorder, but the exact causes are unclear. With this disorder, neurochemical changes in the central nervous system can occur in response to stress. There is evidence that deep depression has a […]

Depression treatment – treatment regimens, selection of antidepressants

Important : The basis for treating depression is confidential supportive conversations with your doctor (“supportive psychotherapy”). Most patients first seek help from their family doctor. He must make a diagnosis, decide whether he can manage the patient on an outpatient basis, and if not, then refer him to a specialist or send him for inpatient treatment. Signs […]

Depressive conditions. Organic Depression

According to statistics, in recent years the number of depressed patients has increased significantly. This phenomenon is associated with profound changes in modern life (acceleration, mechanization, migration of large groups of people, etc.) K. Kirov notes that experienced clinicians based on comparative studies over the past 10 years have come to the conclusion that melancholic […]

Depression ST and nitrate tolerance. The value of ST segment depression

With regard to another criterion (as a sign of the severity of myocardial ischemia) – the magnitude of the ST segment depression – certain objections may exist. They became especially relevant when the magnitude (area) of myocardial infarction was assessed by the severity of ST segment elevation in patients in the acute stage of myocardial […]

How to deal with postpartum depression? – what to do?

According to statistics , 10-15% of women who give birth suffer from postpartum depression , women who have suffered depression before birth suffer it after the birth of a child in 35% of cases. The time of occurrence of postpartum depression is not associated with accuracy with the moment the baby appears. Symptoms of this disorder can occur in the […]

Depression of the ST segment of the heart. Ischemic ST elevation on ECG

Depression of the ST segment , in turn, manifests itself in the form of elevation of the ST segment, since electrocardiographic recorders in clinical practice use AC amplifiers that automatically compensate for any negative shift of the TQ segment. As a result of this electronic compensation, the ST segment will be proportionally raised. Therefore, according to the theory […]

Depression. First aid for depression

1. Depression  often found in patients in ICUs and sometimes leads to additional complications (for example, the period of transition from artificial ventilation to spontaneous lengthens). Depression can be suspected by the following signs: the patient becomes apathetic, closes in on himself, refuses to cooperate with staff; note a bad mood, tearfulness; sometimes the patient expresses a desire to die […]

What makes you want to cry all the time? How to distinguish depression from a bad mood?

When we are told that someone is depressed , we imagine a person with a bad mood, who sees the world around him in black colors. Indeed, with depression, a person loses interest in life and work. He feels that longing and sadness are squeezing his chest and he constantly wants to cry. Today, depression is one of the most […]