How to Start Liking Your Body More (Just as It Is)

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“Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance.” ~Mary Lambert

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Since a lot of people get stressed out 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 stated that about one out of eight United States residents will likely become clinically depressed. A few experience it once in a lifetime, while others can have lots episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed for the first time, there is a 55 percent chance that this individual will fall to the same predicament again. And come the second time, you have the threat that he will go into a third depressing episode.

Depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, psychological and even physical performance of the person. This is not only 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 managed properly and soon, it may escalate to worse conditions. Similar to 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 get involved with one’s capability to take action normally. It could happen once, but recurring episodes are possible.

Its less severe friend is dysthymia that is characterized by the same symptoms of major depression, only they do not totally interfere with one’s activities. A person who has dysthymic disorder can suffer major depressive disorder sometime during his life.

Bipolar disorder is also a type of depressive disorder that involves drastic mood changes, from being very high one minute to seriously depressed the next. The manic cycle can make the person hyper and overenthusiastic but it transforms 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. Persistent “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and worthless most the time

4. Shortage or loss of interests in activities that used to bring joy to the individual and this includes sex.

5. Prominent fatigue

6. Has a difficult time {making|taking decisions

7. Development of sleep problems

8. Loss of appetite and drastic weight change or loss

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 tunnel called depression, there is hope. Treatment is available in 3 types: psychiatric therapy, antidepressant medicine and the combination of the two. There are also times when electroconvulsive remedy (ECT) and light remedy are use.

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