Understand Your Depression Symptoms
Feeling sad, unhappy, or down every once in a while is a normal part of life; we live in a demanding, fast paced and stressful time, and we often cope with little or no family or social support. The realities of life can be depressing, but when mild depression doesn't go away, you may be suffering from a deeper state of depression. Knowing the symptoms of depression can help you make intelligent choices in choosing depression self help books, treating depression without medication, or in seeking professional help and anti-depressant medication.
Emotional Depression Symptoms
* Changes in appetite
* Irritable or short temper
* Insomnia, or sleeping too much
* You can't control negative thoughts
* Thoughts that life is not worth living
* Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
* You can't concentrate, or find easy tasks difficult
Physical Symptoms of Depression
* Back Pain
* Digestive problems
* Fatigue and exhaustion
* Muscle aches and joint pain
* Dizziness or light headedness
How Can Sound Healing Ease Depression Symptoms?
The symptoms of depression are wired by the nervous system into the brain; individuals with clinical depression often have over active right brain hemispheres. By using binaural beat sound, brain wave activity can be brought into balance, and symptoms of depression reduced. Those suffering depression often have too much "slow wave" brain activity, such as Theta or Alpha. Increasing faster brain wave frequencies, such as Gamma and Beta, can reduce symptoms of depression.
Binaural beat sound therapy can be used to "entrain" the brain waves, which means brainwaves will start to resonate at the same frequency as the binaural beat. Brainwave entrainment can change brain wave patterns temporarily, which has been shown to have a profound effect; it's been shown that binaural beats are very effective for meditative states. This is a breakthrough for anyone wants to relax or meditate, but did not have the time, or teacher. This type of meditation can balance your brainwaves and reduce your depression symptoms, and leave you feeling calm, centered and less depressed, day after day.
When to Seek A Professional for Depression Symptoms
Sound healing sound and depression self help books and supplements can be very useful, but if your depression is causing extreme symptoms, disrupting your daily routine, friends or family, then seek professional help. If you are have thoughts of suicide, please seek professional help immediately!
If you have physical symptoms of depression, get a medical checkup. Your doctor can evaluate if your depression is caused by a medical condition. Many drugs and supplements can cause depression symptoms, so tell your doctor about any over the counter medications, herbal remedies, vitamins, recreational drugs or prescriptions you are using.
If your doctor rules out a medical cause, the next step is to seek out a therapist with experience treating depression. The therapist will work with you to determine the underlying cause of your depression, and help you to cope and overcome it.