Thyroid diseases have documented association with psychiatric illnesses. Hypothyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism lowers the metabolic rate so it could cause a reduction in serotonin levels in turn leading to depression in many people. It could happen in many chronic medical conditions too.
It’s very difficult to keep the positive vibes and be happy in these trying times. Often the feeling of sadness, uncertainty, or grief catches up with you. These things might lead to a phase of depression but that’s totally normal since we all face the ups and downs of life. When the depressive phase persists for more than 2 weeks and starts affecting how you feel, the way you think, or how you act. It leads to the negativity in your thoughts & loss of interest in things you once enjoyed. Depression could cause physical changes like reduced productivity at workplace or housework changes in sleeping or eating patterns etc.
Illness of any kind is a stressful period for a person if the illness is a prolonged one then coping with it is more difficult. The rising trend in chronic illness has led to a rise in associated mental disorders too. Mental health disorders affect a person’s thinking, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
Depression while coping up with hardships thrown by life is not pathological. Giving into the bout of depression and forgetting yourself definitely calls for attention. Nowadays we’re living in a stressful environment and with less social bonding it’s very easy to go into depression.