The 44 Training Program: Turning Uncertainty & Discomfort into Mindful Openness

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By Leo Babauta

Today is my 44th birthday (thanks mom!) and I have a gift for you, my beautiful readers:

It’s called The 44 Training Program: Turning Uncertainty to Find Mindful Openness.

What the heck is that? It’s a video training program that I’m offering for free, to help you:

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Since most people get stressed out from time to time, there is that everlasting question if depression is indeed a illness. The answer is: yes. The clinical one, that is. It has been stated that about one out of 8 United states of america residents will likely become clinically depressed. A few experience it once in a lifetime, while others may have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed for the first time, there is a 40 percent chance that he will fall to the same predicament over again. And come the 2nd time, you have the threat that he will go into a third depressing episode.

Depression is a genuine illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical function of the person. It is not just a transient sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. There are symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not handled properly and soon, it may escalate to worse conditions. Similar to other illness, major depression has additionally variations.

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

Major depression is a culmination of all of the symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s capability to act normally. It can happen once, but continious episodes are possible.

Its less severe counterpart is dysthymia which is characterized by the same symptoms of major depression, only they do not totally hinder one’s activities. A person that has dysthymic disorder could suffer major major depression sometime during his life.

Bipolar disorder is also a kind of major depression that involves drastic mood changes, from being very high one minute to severely depressed the next. The manic cycle can make the person hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the depressed cycle hits. The stressed out cycle encompasses all the symptoms of depression.

Mainly because depression is a health problem, there are symptoms. Again, they are the following:

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless most the time

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

5. Dominant fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleep problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic weight change or reduction

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced irritability

11. Physical aches and pains that have no physiological basis

Fortunately at the end of this dark canal called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is available in three types: hypnosis, antidepressant medicine and the blend of both. At this time there are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light therapy are use.

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