Wondering About Depression Relapse? Seek Expert Guidance Now!

Wondering About Depression Relapse? Seek Expert Guidance Now!
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Antonio Antunes Da Cruz De Barros and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been feeling unlike myself, constantly disconnected from the world around me, and unable to derive joy from activities I once enjoyed. Additionally, I'm experiencing extreme difficulty in making decisions. Three years ago, I struggled with depression, but I never sought professional help. Could it be that depression is relapsing?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Our mind, though lacking a "defined anatomy," is a significant factor in the development of diseases that affect it. Mental illnesses not only have a profound impact on an individual's life but also often go unrecognized and untreated. Psychiatry is not merely about bringing happiness or providing relief to those experiencing psychological distress. The existence of psychiatric medications underscores the neurobiological basis of mental health, highlighting the complexity of mental disorders.


Mental illnesses are multifaceted and carry a significant stigma. Understanding that mental illness involves alterations in various brain regions and the nervous system is crucial. Despite not being detectable through conventional exams, mental illness is a genuine dysfunction of the central nervous system that requires proper treatment. Mental disorders can manifest in various ways and fluctuate over time, often reappearing after periods of remission.


While I cannot definitively diagnose your condition, based on your description, I recommend seeking a psychiatrist's evaluation to better understand your current situation.



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