A better diagnosis for better treatment are a major step forward in treating patients with depression and dysthymia.

Over time, mental illnesses have remained on a steady rise, considering the depression as the major epidemic of modern society. Depression is a mood disorder, either from the point of view of psychology from the point of view of psychiatry. Depression affects our day to millions of people around the world. It usually comes as a result of biochemical and other disorders are due to psychological reasons . It is known as the disease of sadness, you can start: from serious traumas of life to a sum of various frustrations that are a series of negative factors.

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Statistics

According to Rush University Medical Center , one in five people suffers from depression, considering the woman most likely to suffer than men. Worldwide, mental disorders represent four of the ten leading causes of disability in established market economies, with depression being the main cause. But just as mental illness are shown in constant increase and development evolve over time, science has also come to discover new events that aim to better diagnosis and thus to better treatment.

Depression alters brain structure

According to a study in the biomedical research center mental health Moseley London Psychiatric Hospital , confirmed that some areas of the brain shrink when a person suffers depression. British scientists have shown that people with clinical depression, experienced a reduction in size in different parts of your brain : the lobes to dealing with decision making, judgment and emotions Basal Ganglia, in charge of motion; the hippocampus, whose role is to consolidate memory and learning.

This withdrawal of certain brain areas would be related to a hormone called cortisol, which is released by the adrenal glands, and is released in response to stress.According to Dr. Matthew Kempton of the Institute of Psychiatry of London said about the study: ” We have observed that these changes appear in the area of the hippocampus in people with depression, this area regains its normal volume and changes disappear when depression is due, then everything returns to normal ”

This change in brain structure allows physicians to better diagnose depression through magnetic resonance image and can ensure that symptoms are not due to other psychiatric or neurological disorders, these images allow for a comparative measurement structure held. ” Once you have located the area we can identify the causes of disease and design a new medication for treatment. ”

The remedy of happiness

If depression has been known as the disease of sadness, a cure may also be in the opposite, in happiness, but not in the happiness of a perfect and permanent state, but in a positive existential state of balance . The ups and downs, frustrations, difficulties, no flavors, errors, etc. Are inevitable and in the prime of life all that appears in different doses and circumstances. And it is in every one of us know prosecute these failures and use them as teaching experience to take a permanent, allowing us to always look at the future with hope and a great future.