Chat with Julie Live on Saturday on the Voices for Change 2.0 Podcast with Rebecca Lombardo

Source: http://www.bipolarhappens.com/bhblog/chat-with-julie-live-on-saturday__trashed/

I love doing live call in shows. I hope you can join me tomorrow for a chat about mental health on the Rebecca Lombardo Podcast Voices for Change 2.0.

Julie 

Here is the direct link to our #podcast tomorrow with Julie A. Fast
http://tobtr.com/s/10436483
See you tomorrow at 11am EST!

#KeepTalkingMH #mentalillness #mentalhealth #bipolar #anxiety #depression#advocate #author

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Since most folks get depressed from time to time, there is that everlasting question if depression is indeed a illness. The answer is: yes. The deadly one, that is. It has been said that about one out of eight United states of america residents will likely become clinically depressed. Some experience it once in a lifetime, while others can have multiple episodes.

This kind of 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 second time, there is the threat that this individual will go to a third depressing episode.

Manic depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, psychological and even physical performance of the person. This is not simply 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 managed properly and immediately, it may increase to worse conditions. Like any other illness, major depression in addition has variations.

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

Major depression is a culmination of all symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s capacity to take action normally. It could happen once, but continious episodes are possible.

Its less severe counterpart is dysthymia which is characterized by the same symptoms of serious depression, only they don’t totally affect one’s activities. A person who has dysthymic disorder may suffer major 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 severely depressed the next. The mania cycle may make the individual hyper and overenthusiastic but it transforms as soon as the depressed cycle hits. The stressed out cycle has all the symptoms of depression.

Because depression is an illness, there are symptoms. Again, they are the next:

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Unbelievable hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless all the time

4. Shortage or loss of pursuits in activities that used to bring joy 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 reduction

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced frustration

11. Physical aches and pains that have no physiological basis

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

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