A Challenge: Create a Daily Reading Habit

Source: https://zenhabits.net/reading/

By Leo Babauta

As I went through last month’s decluttering challenge, I realized I had a bunch of books I want to read, but that I don’t actually set aside time to read them.

A lot of aspirational clutter is like that: we have outdoor equipment, things for hobbies, clutter from different projects we hope to do, things for gardening and cooking and photography … but we don’t actually create the time to do these aspirations.

What if we decided to set aside … Read More

Since most people get frustrated from time to time, there is that eternal question if depression is a real illness. The answer is: yes. The deadly one, that is. It has been said that about 1 out of 8 United states of america residents will likely become clinically depressed. Several experience it once in a lifetime, while others can have multiple episodes.

This is a fact: if a person gets depressed for the first time, there is a 50 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 to 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 just a transitive sad feeling that will go away when one wills it to. There are symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed properly and immediately, it may increase to worse conditions. Similar to other illness, major depression 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 symptoms and signs that get involved with one’s capacity to act normally. It can happen once, but recurring episodes are a possibility.

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

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

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

1. Persistent “empty” feeling

2. Serious hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and worthless most the time

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

5. Dominant 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 plus desires.

10. Pronounced becoming easily irritated

11. Physical aches and pains that have no physiological basis

The good news is at the end of this dark canal called depression, there is hope. Treatment is available in three types: psychotherapy, antidepressant medicine and the mixture of the two. There are also times when electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and light therapy are use.

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