A PEP TALK for Those Who Believe They Will NEVER RECOVER from Depression, Anxiety, Depersonalization

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Because a lot of people get frustrated from time to time, there is that eternal question if depression is indeed a illness. The answer is: yes. The clinical one, that is. It has been said that about 1 out of eight United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. Some experience it once in a lifetime, while others have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed the first time, there is a 50 percent chance that this individual will fall to the same predicament again. And come the 2nd time, there is the threat that this individual will go into a third depressing episode.

Depression is a genuine illness as it involves the mental, psychological and even physical performance of the person. It is not simply a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. You will discover symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not handled properly and soon, it may escalate to worse conditions. Like any other illness, depressive disorder has also variations.

There are three kinds of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

Major depression is a culmination of all of the symptoms and signs that intervene with one’s capacity to work normally. It may happen once, but continious episodes are a possibility.

Its less severe counterpart is dysthymia which is characterized by similar symptoms of serious depression, only they don’t totally hinder one’s activities. A person who has dysthymic disorder can suffer major depressive disorder sometime during his lifetime.

Bipolar disorder is also a kind of depression that involves drastic mood changes, from being very high a minute or so to seriously depressed the next. The mania cycle may make the individual hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the depressed cycle hits. The depressed cycle encompasses all the symptoms of depression.

Since depression is a disease, there are symptoms. Again, they are the next:

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless most the time

4. Absence or loss of pursuits in activities that used to bring happiness to the individual and this includes sex.

5. Visible fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleep problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic body change or loss

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced irritability

11. Physical aches and discomfort which may have no physiological basis

The good news is at the end of this dark tunnel called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is available in 3 types: psychotherapy, antidepressant medicine and the mixture of both. At this time there are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light therapy are use.

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