Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Overcoming Depression

Depression is a condition that involves felling down all the time, sadness, pessimism, hopelessness, and many other unpleasant thoughts and feelings one can ever feel or go through. But, they can be normal for we may experience emotional battle at some point of our lives. You aren't normal if don't feel emotionally down when you have to, are you? For example, if you lost your favorite dog, don't tell me you won't cry or feel sad? Of course you would, those feelings are what keep us normal. Usually, overcoming depression will only take you a few minutes or hours.

However, there are people who find overcoming depression very hard to do. The feeling of depression, which is supposed to be passing, becomes overwhelming to the point that it remains constant and affects your life or become enabling that you can't do the things you used to do, could be a sign of a more serious condition.

People suffering from depression usually lose interest in the activities once enjoyed, whether socially or personally. Besides loss of interest, they also tend to become withdrawn from the world, because they prefer to mope around than do something about. Chronic tiredness and trouble in sleeping pattern are also commonly experienced by depressed people. There are many clear and possible symptoms of depression condition, such as:

loss of appetite or heavy eating leading to weight loss or gain

feeling of worthlessness or inadequacy


reduction of productivity

have trouble concentrating

recurrent negative thoughts, such as death or suicide

Overcoming depression is not always as easy as we hoped it would be, but there are several effective ways in which you can choose to take whatever you think works well with you. Contrary to what many believe, it is possible to control your thoughts and feelings. With that in mind, I'm sure I let out a sigh of relief knowing that there's hope in getting better, because depression if not treated could be fatal. This is why the importance of overcoming depression should be taken very seriously.

The first step you can take to overcoming depression is to check with your doctor if the medication you are taking is causing you depression. You should know that there are certain medicines that can actually make you feel depressed, to name a few, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and many others.

If you are diagnosed to have severe depressive condition, it is likely that you will be given medicines. However, if you want the fastest result in overcoming depression, the most effective treatment is to look for a psychiatrist who uses dexamethasone suppression test or DST, the thyrotropin-releasing hormone or TRH stimulation sheet, and the MHPG urine test. The tests can help in prescribing to you the correct medication. Also, take time to develop other interests or reinstate your interest in activities you used to love doing. Keep a positive attitude and outlook in life, stay healthy by eating the right kind food, and exercise. These are some factors to help you in your quest to overcoming depression. Your chances of suffering from depression are greatly lessened if you maintain a healthy body inside and out.

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