Several things, events, words and experiences that somehow put a scratch on our mind and drain our self-confidence, which ultimately leads to depression and low mood. But the reason for depression among different people is not quite clear.
A general low mood involves sadness, anxiety, low self-esteem, frustration and anger. Whereas depression symptoms can be a severe version of low mood. Depression can also come at a specific point in life due to some certain reasons like divorce, childbirth or any particular seasons.
But whatever the reason is if the symptoms of depression and low mood do not vanquish in a certain time or lingers around a lot more than expected, then that is the time of some serious lifestyle change and monitoring.
If you are in fact diagnosed with depression than there are treatments to overcome the situation.
Whether you are depressed or just feeling down, there are some self-help techniques that can be worth the time. Change your sleeping pattern, have a consistent good night sleep. Have a balanced and healthy diet, reduce your alcohol intake, have a proper exercise. All these things will make you feel more control and help you cope better.
Also, things like meditation, breathing exercise and yoga can sid in more controlled self behaviour.
The other alternative like talking therapies can be very good. Go to local groups, contact with them, listen to their problems, voice your worries. All these things will help the sadness and anxiety to flush out from your system. It will make you gain strength and make you realise that you are not alone and there are people with more difficult problems.
There are certain antidepressants also, that people can take to overcome the problem.
But at a certain point when you feel like any of things are not working, then it is best to take professional help immediately. Sometimes after a certain stage in depression, the condition becomes so critical that it becomes hard to retrieve from there. So, to avoid any catastrophic consequences, seek help right away.