Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others when having fun? If you answered yes to this questions please read on. Here are some of the most common symptoms that point to the presence of depression in a person.
Loss of interest in friends, family and favorite activities, including sex.
Trouble making decisions.
Thoughts of harming yourself.
Delusions and/or hallucinations can also occur in cases of severe depression.
Withdrawing from people.
Substance abuse (alcohol, drugs).
Missing work, school or other commitments.
Attempts to harm yourself or suicidal attempts.
Changes in sleep - sleeping too little or too much.
Changes in appetite.
Unexplained aches and pains.
Tiredness or lack of energy.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, then it's time to seek medical help.. you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists have specialized training in medication management and counseling for depression, and psychologists are trained to provide counseling for depression.
Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the world we live in, over 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression, the majority being women! However, not all of them get to be treated, thus, depression and its ill-effects continue to be a burden to some individuals. This illness may seem quite simple to treat but in reality, it takes more than a little cheering up to actually cure depression. Constant visits to a cognitive behavior therapist is a must as well as taking all the prescribed medications - none of these exactly come cheap, but the amount of suffering that a person goes through because of depression is enough reason already for others to notice and take the bull (depression) by the horns..
Depression most often can easily get in the way of an individual's daily activities and his or her's normal functions, one's zest for life can quickly and easily dissipate due to depression. And in place of an individual's sunny disposition is more or less a person who hates his or herself, having no self-confidence, trying to isolate one's self from the world and basically just not caring about living any more. More so, a person suffering from depression isn't the only one going to suffer from this destructive illness, his or her loved ones are sure to follow suit.
Fortunately depression can now be cured, especially when diagnosed early, depressed individuals can actually be treated through therapy and medication, although it may be a bit costly, a person's good mental health is something that shouldn't be scrimped on. Cognitive behavioral talk or interpersonal talk are just some of the available psycho-social treatments that cognitive behavior therapists can offer to their patients, both actually prove to be able to produce fruitful and positive results.
Still, people tend to not recognize depression even it's right before their eyes, being honest with one's self is key to being able to cure such an illness. Never overlook the above symptoms. In case these already fit in your category or of someone you know, go to a reputable psychiatrist at once in order to see if the depression is still at an early stage or not. From here you'll be able to assess how the treatments will actually go.
Depression should not be something that people have fear of, instead, people should just start taking charge of their lives and actually face this illness and fight it. Life is too beautiful a gift to waste and if one will spend the majority of his or her life just moping around about every single little thing then what kind of life would that be? When you are depressed, being sociable may seem like the last thing you feel like doing, but if you are able to keep family and friends around you, then this can help you feel less lonely and more supported. You may just appreciate the company of having someone else there and you don't necessarily have to talk about your depression, but if you do want to tell them how you are feeling, but don't know where to start, you could try writing it down instead..above all this stay spiritual.
Depression may not kill one's body but it certainly kills one's spirit if you let it. Don't be a victim. Live your life to the fullest!
This information is not meant to replace the advice from a medical professional. You should consult your healthcare provider regarding this condition.