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Do you know the difference between being depressed or just sad? I really think most people know the difference.
It is normal to feel sad from time to time. Everyone somewhere, sometime in lives will experience sadness. Sadness is a natural reaction to something painful which has happened. Depression is more extreme. It is a clinical illness that has a lot more symptoms than sadness and can, if not treated lead to suicide.
The difference between sadness and depression is a person experiencing…
Are you lonely?
Did you know that being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been there.
We get depressed when we fail in our exams, when we’re rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.
That’s just part of life.
But, depression, however, can be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It could render Life-Long consequences that could ruin your Self-Esteem, Health, and Well-Being in the process.
Well today is your lucky day because I’m going to share with you some great tips to help…
Depression, characterized by erratic mood swings, loss of interest in hobbies and activities is a very serious emotional disorder affecting about 9.5 percent of the nation.
Needless to say, it is could be a lot more fatal if a depressed person is heading towards suicide.
Therefore, here are some signs to know if your loved one is considering suicide as a result of depression.
Depression Suicide: Warning Signs to be Aware of
1. Mentions of Suicide or Death 2. Wanting to tie up loose ends or give away personal belongings 3. Engaging in reckless behavior such as heavy alcohol and…
No one can or should ignore this feeling. It is universal and the blues are very much ingrained in our world.
No one can or should ignore this feeling. It is universal and the blues are very much ingrained in our world. Music and movies are legendary in handling this subject. If the feeling is too overwhelming, then sometimes professional help is the desired action. We will just talk here about the funk of depression, the knotted thinking that nothing is right and it will only get worse. The following things are suggested to help:
1. Laughing is the best…
If you have depression, or at least you think you have one, you must realize that you should not diagnose yourself. You need to have a healthcare practitioner that is skilled to give you a correct assessment and professional diagnosis of your condition.
There is absolutely no reason to feel shy or embarrassed when talking to a healthcare provider regarding any symptoms of your condition. There are many healthcare professionals that are very understanding of your problem. After all, they were trained to study and treat depression.
If you have symptoms like these, do not hesitate consulting a medical practitioner…
If you are suffering from depression it is likely that your doctor has prescribed antidepressant medications. These can be highly effective wonder drugs that have helped thousands of people get their mood under control, so they feel better and enjoy a higher quality of life.
However, there are times when antidepressants don’t work, and so it is very important that you realize the warning signs and take action. With the wide array of medications available for depression, doctors have many options to make the proper adjustments as needed. Here is a list of signs that your antidepressant is not working:
How many times have we heard in the news about a teen taking their own life? It’s terrifying, isn’t it?
The teenage years are not always easy with all the pressures and changes that come with it. There’s the need to fit in and figure out which path to take. Teen depression isn’t just about the occasional blues. It’s a serious problem that can drive someone to use drugs or alcohol or worse, commit suicide.
Here are some warning signs that tell you a teen is suicidal:
- Joking about committing suicide and saying stuff like “Life sucks, I wish…
Depression is a medical condition that affects the mind, often leaving the person suffering from it feeling hopeless, without ambition and unable to focus. Left untreated, this condition can adversely affect academic achievement, family life, friendships, and careers. People tend to seek help from a mental health professional who may prescribe mood-balancing drugs. Most, however; use an alternative form of medicine for a more natural treatment in tandem with drug therapy. Milder cases of depression can be treated solely with natural remedies without the need for prescription drugs.
Therapy is a great way to restore balance in your life. Seeking…
Continuous research about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease are finding an indisputable link to depression. Seniors who develop symptoms of depression because of ensuing poor health, lifestyle changes and isolation are much more likely to be diagnosed with one of these three devastating illnesses.
A recent study showed that out of 50 seniors who have depression issues, 36 will develop vascular dementia and most will eventually go on to develop Alzheimer’s. …
Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years and it is believed to be one of the oldest practices for reducing stress and anxiety. Yoga began in the Far East and today it is practiced by millions of people around the world.
Yoga is a practice that combines a focus on breathing as you proceed through a number of specific poses. To say that it is beneficial for health is a huge understatement because it actually has more than fifty health benefits for the mind, body, and emotional wellbeing.
It is a discipline that combines a focus on breathing…
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