How can I overcome my depression?
"I have enough, I can't take it anymore!" "It is useless, it is useless!" "I'm hopeless, I'm giving up!" "I can not stand it anymore!" "I can't stand my life anymore!" "My life is no longer worth living!" "What is the use of living?"
If these feelings and thoughts of emptiness, despair, and worthlessness are intense, lengthy, and overwhelming, it will be difficult, if not impossible, for you to function normally and enjoy life as you once did. and you walk around sad and tired most of the day and experience it as an ordeal, then you are "depressed". You have a depressive disorder or clinical depression.
How can you fight and overcome your depression?
The first step to effectively overcoming depression is to understand it. What is it, how does it affect you, what causes it?
Depression is an illness! It is the most common of all mental health problems. Researchers estimate that 17 million or more Americans suffer from depression at some point in their lives.
You're not alone!
It is not just a temporary blue mood or the normal pain and sadness that follows the loss of a loved one or the "reversal" of ordinary ups and downs in life. The feelings of emptiness, helplessness, worthlessness, hopelessness and hopelessness are so intense, relentless and omnipresent that they affect your everyday life and affect your ability to work, study, eat and sleep.
Common signs and symptoms of depression may include:
Decrease or loss of interest in almost all daily activities. Friends, hobbies, social sports and sex no longer interest you as they used to. You have forgotten pleasure, joy and happiness.
Sleep disorders. Either you can't sleep (insomnia), or you get up early in the morning, or you sleep too much and have trouble getting up (you just like to bury your head under the pillow).
Concentration problem. You have trouble concentrating, concentrating, and making decisions.
Losing or reducing energy. You are so tired, slow and feel like a zombie all the time. They retire to work. Simple tasks become difficult and take longer.
Eating disorder. Either you have lost your appetite for food or you cannot stop eating. You become very overweight or overweight.
Irritability. You have become very irritated and angry.
Increased pain. They always complain of headaches, back pain, muscle and abdominal pain.
Think that life is no longer worth living. You have lost all enthusiasm and joie de vivre.
Types of depression
There are different types of depression. Depression and dysthymia are the most common. Knowing what type of depression you have can help you deal with it effectively.
Major depression or depression. This form of depression impairs a person's ability to function normally - to work, learn, sleep, eat, and engage in fun activities. It is deactivated! The symptoms are persistent and can range from moderate to severe. If they are not treated, they can last for several months. It can only happen once in a person's life, but it happens most often, and each occurrence lasts longer and is less debilitating than the last.
Dysthymia or dysthymia (dys, which means disorder, and thymia, which means mood). This type of depression is less severe. The chronic symptoms of dysthymia are not as severe as the symptoms of severe depression, but they can last longer (two years or more). This does not seriously affect the person, but it can prevent them from working or feeling good.
Other types of depressive disorders are bipolar disorders or manic-depressive disorders and seasonal mood disorders (SAD).
Bipolar or manic depression is characterized by a change in mood - from an emotional pole (severe high or mania) to the opposite pole (severe weak or depression). In a manic mood, you can be hyperactive, overly talkative, anxious and full of great ideas, have an increased sexual desire, inappropriate social behavior, and poor judgment.
Seasonal mood disorders (SAD) usually occur in autumn or winter when natural sunlight is limited. The environment is gray and dark most of the time and some people are depressed.
Causes of Depression and Risk Factors
Why do you feel depressed What causes your depression?
There is no single cause of depression, but a combination of many factors - genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological.
Depression can occur in families - which means that it can be hereditary. Some people can inherit genes that make them susceptible to depression. Genes do not cause depression, but do increase the risk when certain psychological and social factors come into play at the same time. The genetic tendency to depression can be triggered by a stressful life experience.
Studies suggest that depression can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. The human brain works with fluids called neurotransmitters, some give energy (adrenaline) and some control the body's movements. The neurotransmitters associated with depression are called serotonin, which regulates mood, sleep, appetite and alertness, among other things. When a person is too stressed for a period of time, the brain uses serotonin faster than it can produce, and when serotonin levels drop, you become depressed. Other studies indicate that depression can also be caused by a high stress hormone called cortisol and other biological factors.
These genetic and biological causes play a role in depression, but social and psychological factors play a larger role. Causes and risk factors for depression can be:
Stressful life experiences like a sudden and serious loss (of a loved one, a job, a friendship). Loneliness Marriage or relationship problems Financial problems Health problems or chronic pain Trauma or child abuse Alcohol or drug abuse (including prescription medication) Intense physical or mental trauma Failure to perform an important task
Knowing and understanding the underlying cause (s) of your depression can help overcome the disorder. If your depression is caused by loneliness, you can make more contacts - go out with friends. If it's your job that ruins you, you can embark on a more fulfilling career. You can fix your depression by changing your situation!
Treat and overcome depression
There are many treatments for depression, including therapy, medication, and other alternative treatments.
First of all, you have to recognize, recognize and accept your depressive disorder and face it immediately! Don't escape your depression by turning to alcohol or drugs. Your depression will worsen and you could end up one meter underground!
Antidepressants prescribed by standard are not the remedy. These prescription drugs have been proven to pose serious risks and side effects and do more harm than good! Depression can be cured naturally and safely! There are also safe and completely natural alternatives to these commonly prescribed medications, with no side effects or health risks. Their ingredients are all natural and no prescription is required.
The best way to effectively treat and overcome your depression is to eliminate the underlying environmental and psychological factors that make you depressed. Your whole person must be healed! These can be:
Develop a support system. Ask your family and friends for help. Let them know your problem and how they can help you. Join in and take part in self-help groups. Don't isolate yourself!
Get out there and have fun. Talk to positive, happy people who make you laugh (avoid negative people). Visit old friends and remember happier times.
Exercise regularly and sleep well.
Eat a balanced diet and take vitamins regularly.
Change your environment (redecorate your room, make it more colorful),
Learn relaxation and meditation techniques. Take a break from your everyday life, which can be monotonous and depressing. If possible, change it.
Get up in the morning and take a refreshing shower.
Last but not least, pray!
Natural treatment for depression - and it doesn't cost a dime
Everyone wants treatment for depression. Antidepressants are probably the most popular treatment, but there is one remedy that doesn't cost a dime.
Research has shown that 30 minutes of exercise a day can help with depression faster than antidepressants.
In a study at Duke University, 156 depressive patients were examined and subjected to a training program. They walked quickly 30 minutes at a time, 3 times a week. After 16 weeks, the participants' depression improved significantly compared to the group taking antidepressants and the group taking and exercising.
How does exercise help with depression?
First, it increases serotonin in the brain, which is known to feel better and sleep better.
Second, exercise releases endorphins, which give you a feeling of "wellbeing" (often referred to as a "runaway").
Of course, a pill is much easier to take than to exercise. It is the easy way out. It's much easier to take a pill and then sit on the couch and eat popcorn while watching a movie than take out the MP3 player and step on the treadmill for an hour. I don't knock on antidepressants. However, if you choose to take antidepressants, you can try exercising for three or four months to see if the depression improves.
Given the side effects of antidepressants, it would make more sense to exercise. Also think about the additional benefits of exercise compared to taking pills. First, you could lose weight, sleep better, and feel better.
Side effects of antidepressants can include weight gain, tiredness, sleepiness, constipation, insomnia, dry mouth and dizziness.
The interesting thing about some side effects of antidepressants is that physical activity helps to alleviate them. Exercise helps you lose weight, increase energy, sleep better, and fight constipation.