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Random Show — Fasting, Biohacking, and Tony Robbins (#333)

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Serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, eagle scout, and all around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. We discuss Kevin’s new diet obsession that may just save his life for many decades to come, … Read More

Since most folks get stressed out 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 8 United States 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 the person gets depressed initially, there is a 55 percent chance that he will fall to the same predicament again. And come the second time, you will find the threat that he will go into a third depressing episode.

Manic depression is a real illness as it involves the mental, emotional and even physical function of the person. That is not only a transient sad feeling that will go away when one wants it to. You will discover symptoms and signs as well as corresponding treatment. If not managed nicely and immediately, it may grow to worse conditions. Like any other illness, major depression in addition has variations.

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

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

Its less severe counterpart is dysthymia which is characterized by similar symptoms of major depression, only they do not totally affect one’s activities. A person who has dysthymic disorder can suffer major major depression sometime during his lifetime.

Bipolar disorder is also a kind of depression that involves drastic feeling changes, from being very high a minute or so to severely depressed the next. The mania cycle could make the person hyper and overenthusiastic but it changes as soon as the depressed cycle hits. The stressed out cycle has all the symptoms of depression.

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

1. Continious “empty” feeling

2. Serious hopelessness

3. Feeling guilty and hopeless all the time

4. Absence or loss of passions in activities that used to bring happiness to the person 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 reduction

9. Suicidal attempts and desires.

10. Pronounced becoming easily irritated

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

Fortunately at the end of this dark canal called depression, there is great hope. Treatment is available in three types: psychotherapy, antidepressant medicine and the blend of the 2. Right now there are also times when electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and light therapy are use.
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