Depressed, Sad, Gloomy, Negative, Down, having the blues
Do you feel like that often? Are you sometimes so down you have difficulties to feel happiness about anything at all? Are you a "negative" person that others do not know what to say to?
If the description fits on you - you might have Dysthymic Disorder. This is a lower art of Depression but it is chronical. It just never goes away completely. Yes - some days you are up and happy and can enjoy life. But others you are down and tired and feeling a sudden age and gloominess.
Dystymic disorder is a sickness that not many realize they have. Before you get the diagnosis you must have had it for years.
I have Dysthymic disorder since many years back. Thought something was wrong with me until it was diagnosed.
What can you do?
These advices are so common, but in this case they are very important.
Get enough sleep every night!
Eat healthy food! Fruit, vegetables and drink lots of water.
Have a fitness program that you like and will stick to. Go for a walk, jump up and down and fool your brains that you are happy. The brain will give away endorphins and you feel better.
Tell your friends about your sickness. It is easier to be together when they know that you suddenly can be silent and it is NOT their fault.
Find something in your life that is more important than yourself. I have my faith and knowledge in the Bible to lean on.
dysthymic disorder plus a depression
Sometimes in life when a person with dysthymic disorder get a depression on top of it all, the doctors call this "double depression". You already have a mild kind of depression and now you get an "ordinary" depression too.
Talk about depressed! Some days you cannot even get dressed. You have no insentive to do anything or see anyone.
There is very little you can to yourself here. The best I have tried so far is to have antidepressive medication for a long while. The pills are working like that. You cannot take a pill and feel better - you need to eat them for many months perhaps years. But it does work acually.
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I am eating this twice a day
Billie Holiday sings out her gloominess.
One way to deal with dysthymi perhaps?
Books on Amazon about this sickness - dysthymic disorder
"The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.
"This book is a significant step forward in the understanding of dysthymia and other chronic depressions." --Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"This valuable collection of chapters places the last 15 years of affective disorder research and clinical practice in a wonderful perspective....the distinguished group of contributors provide a lively debate on nosological and treatment issues, a debate that continues to this date." --American Journal of Psychiatry
Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often don't seek help. They think, "that's just the way I am. There's really not much I can do about it." As Dr. Michael Thase and science writer Susan S. Lang reveal in this wonderful new book, the good news is they can do something about it. Persistent mild depression, which afflicts up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured.
Links about Dysthymia - Just some of them
Remember that the more you know about the enemy - the more you can fight him and conquer him!
- Internet mental health
Dysthymic Disorder is a chronic condition characterized by depressive symptoms that occur for most of the day, more days than not, for at least 2 years.
- Psychology online
Depression causes changes in thinking, feeling, behavior, and physical well-being.
- Aricles about dysthymia and bipolar disorder
What is depression? The criteria that have been most frequently used to define the type of depression that is considered an illness are the severity of it and the length of time it lasts. Sometimes though a mood state may be considered abnormal not
Stopping depression Audio book
Overcoming depression: it can be done.
Bad sleep and dysfunctional dreaming are at the heart of how the brain manufactures depressed feelings.
In this download you will learn about the three factors that create and maintain virtually all depressions. You will be able to identify the importance of each of these as contributors to your depression. And you will find advice, tools and direct experiences to heal yourself and provide the confidence to insure you will never again experience a serious depression.
Post-natal depression Audio book
three factors to help
Some of us are born gloomy. Here are some advises to deal with it.
In this download you will learn of the three factors which create and maintain virtually all post natal depressions. You will also be able to identify the importance of each of these as contributing to your depression feelings since becoming a mother. And there is advice and tools and therapy to heal yourself and so give you the confidence deep within, that there is nothing wrong or bad about you and that you will never experience a depression like this again - if and when you decide to have more children.
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