9 Things Grateful People Believe

Source: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/9-things-grateful-people-believe/

*This post was originally published at the end of 2015. Since this was around the time I decided to create my newly launched gratitude journal, it seemed fitting to share it again today!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” ~Melody Beattie

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Since a lot of 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 1 out of 8 United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. Several experience it once in a lifetime, while others may have lots episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed initially, there is a 40 percent chance that this individual will fall to the same predicament over again. And come the 2nd time, you will find the threat that he will go into a third manic depression episode.

Depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical faculties of the person. This is not only a transient sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. You will find symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not handled nicely and soon, it may grow to worse conditions. Like any other illness, depressive disorder has also variations.

There are 3 types of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and dysthymic disorder.

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

Its less severe friend is dysthymia which is characterized by similar symptoms of major depression, only they don’t totally affect one’s activities. A person that has dysthymic disorder may suffer major depression sometime during his lifetime.

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

Since depression is an illness, there are symptoms. Again, they are the following:

1. Persistent “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and worthless all the time

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

5. Visible fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleeping problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic weight change or loss

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced irritability

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

The good thing is at the end of this dark tunnel 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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