Dealing with severe depression, sadness.
Depression what is it? Depression is a disease. Depression dates as far back , and is talked about in the bible. The bible has King David and Job of having depression.
When you suffer from depression, people think you can get up and be happy. Depression is not like that. You can't make it go away without some sort of treatment.
It's very hard for someone who doesn't suffer from depression to understand it. We are making great strides in treating the symptoms. There is no cure for depression.Depression is one of if not the highest on disability. It's estimated 17% of our country will suffer from some form of depression. Another 19 million of people in this country will suffer from severe depression.
Depression is more common in women than men.
Symptoms of depression are :
Feelings of dispair
Unable to do even simple things
Difficulty focusing or concentrate
No longer enjoy the activities you did before
Thoughts of suicide
Decrease in sex life
weight gain and loss
Feel like a burden to others
Headache Depression can be triggered by chronic pain. That can bring on depression and /or. Panic -anxiety- stress- disorder. In this writers experience,I have both. This is my life. I am in treatment now and am doing much better.
Treatments include :
Talking to a physciatrist
Get a pet, Animals have been known to be theraputic. Petting an animal is relaxing.
Support from friends and family
Set one goal a day, even if it for example, taking a shower that day. Clean a bathroom. (my house is kept clean.My back is so bad.) I can do things as long as it doesn't hurt to stand very long. I have alot of help here Thankfully.
Depression is a very hard disease to live with. Especially if you have chronic pain with it. Depression most people don't see as sick. With treatment sufferers can manage a semi kind of normal life.Depression left untreated could result in suicide or suicide attempts.
Some people don't even know they are depressed, until it's too late and your depression has progressed to a point where you can't function daily.
If you're depressed or think you are.Please talk to your doctor and discuss which of the above treatments for you to try. Please get help.
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