Question: Can you ever be cured from depression?

While depression can be treated, and symptoms can be alleviated, depression cannot be “cured.” Instead, remission is the goal. Theres no universally accepted definition of remission, as it varies for each person. People may still have symptoms or impaired functioning with remission.

Does depression change your personality?

Conclusions: The findings suggest that self-reported personality traits do not change after a typical episode of major depression. Future studies are needed to determine whether such change occurs following more severe, chronic, or recurrent episodes of depression.

How does depression change the brain?

Theres growing evidence that several parts of the brain shrink in people with depression. Specifically, these areas lose gray matter volume (GMV). Thats tissue with a lot of brain cells. GMV loss seems to be higher in people who have regular or ongoing depression with serious symptoms.

Does depression change your face?

Wu. Long-term depression has disastrous effects on skin, because the chemicals associated with the condition can prevent your body from repairing inflammation in cells. These hormones affect sleep, which will show on our faces in the form of baggy, puffy eyes and a dull or lifeless complexion, says Dr. Wechsler.

What is the real cause of depression?

Research suggests that depression doesnt spring from simply having too much or too little of certain brain chemicals. Rather, there are many possible causes of depression, including faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems.

Does depression change your looks?

Wu. Long-term depression has disastrous effects on skin, because the chemicals associated with the condition can prevent your body from repairing inflammation in cells. These hormones affect sleep, which will show on our faces in the form of baggy, puffy eyes and a dull or lifeless complexion, says Dr. Wechsler.

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