How to Handle Depression

How to Handle Depression

Depression is an emotional state that most of us are familiar with and at least half of us have experienced at some point. There are two forms of depression; general depression and medical depression. Each of these kinds of depression is dangerous and should be handled with care.

The treatment required for each type is very different. Read on to find out how you can determine which kind of depression you have if any, and how to overcome it:

General Depression

General depression is the mind’s reaction to a series of unfortunate events or circumstances. General depression tends to manifest itself when you are unhappy with your job, you’ve had a break-up with a close partner, someone close to you passed away, and so on. These types of things cause you to feel a deep sadness that can only be described as general depression.

While general depression is serious, it isn’t too hard to deal with in the long-term. Generally, as the painful event gets further away or the difficult situation at work gets more bearable you will start to feel better.

In the meantime, there are a few things that you should do in order to help you cope up with the reeling while it is present.

The first is to talk to someone. The worst thing you can do is bottle up your emotions and try to pretend that everything is okay. This will only cause you to feel worse and possibly say something that you will regret later on.

The second is to try a simple form of meditation. Even just sitting quietly and pondering why you are so upset and if there is anything you can do to make yourself feel better is enough.

A third thing is exercise. Exercising will get your blood pumping and help keep your body healthy. Exercising tends to distract your mind from its troubles and lets you take a break for some time. (Plus its good for you, obviously)

Generally, this kind of depression will get easier to cope with and eventually leave you. If it does not, consider talking to a psychiatrist just to be sure.

Medical Depression

Medical depression is much more serious in nature in comparison to general depression. Medical depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain which causes you to feel negative emotions for no particular reason. Even if nothing overly bad is happening in your life, you will still feel depressed.

If you can’t find the source of your depression, then you may be experiencing medical depression. This kind of depression can manifest for a random period of time or may even be with you for your entire life.

There is no instant cure for medical depression, but it should be addressed by your physician as soon as possible. If left untreated, medical depression can become more severe to the point where you may be a danger to others or even yourself.

Before matters get serious, go with someone you trust and talk to a psychiatrist. If they believe you require medication, then make sure to take it exactly as instructed because antidepressant medication has many negative side effects if misused.

If at all possible, try to avoid using medication and rely on natural remedies as these will be less harmful to you in the long-term. However, should you require meds for your safety do not hesitate!

Do you believe you have one of these forms of depression? If so, follow the steps to get help and leave a comment below if you have something to add or an encouraging story of healing! Also, download this eBook “Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill” for free, click here to download it. It will create a a positive mindset for you!

Cause and Effect – Depression

Cause and Effect – Depression

Depression is a well-known mental disorder. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly what depression is as so many other things are affected by it and vice-versa. In this short article, we will look at some of the other disorders which seem to have connections with depression. I hope that this will help people understand which of these they are experiencing if any.

Anxiety

Anxiety attacks are even more common than clinical depression. It is said that one in three people has experienced a major anxiety attack at some point in their life.

An anxiety attack is usually caused by a troubling thought or buried memory. For example, if you were abused at a young age and your mind covered over the memory in order to protect you, certain things can trigger an anxiety attack when your subconscious recognizes them.

However, there are times when an anxiety attack just happens out of nowhere. You weren’t scared or worried about anything. So why did it happen?

The most likely cause of this is that you were feeling depressed at the time. Depression and anxiety often occur together. When one feels clinical depression, it is as though your very own mind is telling you that you have no purpose and all that you attempt will end in failure.

Once that thought gets into your brain and you start to believe it, you may have an anxiety attack as you panic over whether you can accomplish whatever you wanted to get done, if anything.

At the end of the day, if you are experiencing anxiety attacks for an unknown reason, seek professional help. A psychologist or psychiatrist would likely be able to help you identify the root of the problem.

Stress

Stress is almost always connected to depression. The more stressed you are with work or a damaged relationship, the more depressed you are likely to feel. Fortunately, this form of depression is not as severe as clinical depression and can be dealt with by relieving yourself of the stressful situation.

Anxiety attacks may also occur alongside stress. When you feel stressed about something, your brain works overtime to attempt to fix the problem you are stressing over. If you can’t think of a solution, then your brain simply goes in circles causing your stress to build even more. Download think and grow rich pdf to find out how you can start tuning your mindset and strive for excellence.

Once your brain has had enough, you may experience an anxiety attack in which your brain seems to just stop working for a while. You are frozen in place until you manage to calm down and resume your normal routine.

If you are experiencing these kinds of symptoms, I would urge you to find the source of your stress and remove it from your life. It isn’t healthy to coexist with something that upsets you that much!

As you can see, depression, anxiety, and stress are all interconnected. If you have one of these three symptoms, you tend to experience the others as well. This is what makes it difficult to diagnose the immediate problem.

If you cannot determine which of these problems you have, please do consult your therapist.