Thursday, February 25, 2010

Too Much Depression can Lead to Schizophrenia

Chronic depression is one of the most severe forms of depression and almost disturbs all of your daily activities. You tend to loose interest in your activities that you generally like the most. It is a long lasting form of depression and comes back after a short span of time. You may suffer from chronic depression if there is a family history behind you (e.g. death of loved ones) where some suffered from anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Excessive amounts of alcohol or drugs may also put you in state of chronic depression. Women are much likely to develop this form of depression while men are most likely manifest a suicidal ideation. The reason for the occurrence of chronic depression is unknown. It can be caused by environmental stress such as childhood negligence and childhood abuse.

Schizophrenia is a very severe, chronic mental disorder. People who suffer from this disease may hear different sounds or voices that normal people do not hear at all. Patients may think as if people are reading their minds and want to put them in some sort of trouble. The disorder is thought to mainly affect cognition, but it also usually contributes to chronic problems with behavior and emotion. People with schizophrenia are likely to have additional (co morbid) conditions, including major depression and anxiety disorder.

There are strong chances of chronic depression leading to schizophrenia. The biggest chance factor is the wrong intake of medicines to cure depression. If you take drugs such as marijuana to cure depression without specialist’s prescription, it may knowingly or unknowingly become the reason for depression to develop into a serious mental illness called schizophrenia.

When a person has a major or chronic depression, it doesn’t mean that he or she has a disease or sickness. It can be treated through counseling and setting firm limits. Putting the client into a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere in order to expressed her feelings and proper medication regimen.