Chances are you or someone you know will suffer from it in your lifetime.
It is one of the most devastating experience of in that it robs you of the ability to simply enjoy life. Activities that you used to enjoy leave you feeling empty. Interacting with friends, family and coworkers can be overwhelming.
I hate "DEPRESSION" What exactly is this epicdemic of depression? How do you fight this thing?, this giant of losing your mind, life is on a hault a slow motion mode, my friends depression kills!
Major depression: Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
Doctors do not know the exact causes of depression. It is believed that chemical changes in the brain are responsible. This may be due to a problem with your genes. Or it may be triggered by certain stressful events. More likely it is a combination of both.
Some types of depression run in families. Other types occur even if you have no family history of the illness.
Depression may be brought on by:
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Certain medical conditions, including underactive thyroid, cancer, or long-term pain
PreventionDo not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. These substances make depression worse and may lead to thoughts of suicide.
Take your medicine exactly as your doctor instructed. Learn to recognize the early signs that your depression is getting worse.
Keep going to your talk therapy sessions. Counseling is just as effective as taking medicine.
- Get more exercise.
- Maintain good sleep habits.
- Do activities that bring you pleasure.
- Volunteer or get involved in group activities.
- Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling.
- Try to be around people who are caring and positive.
REMEMBER DON'T GET DEPRESSED!! FIGHT IT!! DEFEAT IT!!