Are you always feeling under the weather? Are you always not in the mood to be around with others and have a good time? If you are suffering from prolonged melancholy for quite some time, there is definitely something wrong with you.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the plagues of the modern age and if you’re suffering from them, then I know how you feel. Depression or prolonged sadness is quite common in advanced countries like the United States and over 20 million Americans actually suffer from this illness. Now even developing countries are also getting affected.
Depression often gets in the way of an individual’s daily activities and his or her normal functions. One’s zest for life quickly dissipates due to depression. And in place of an individual with a sunny disposition there is a person who hates his or her own self, does not have any self-confidence, tries to isolate one’s self from the world and just does not want to live any more. Furthermore, a person suffering from depression is not the only one who is going to suffer from this destructive illness; his or her loved ones are sure to follow suit.
Some of the types of depression that one hears about are:
Anxiety depression:The most common is anxiety depression, which is characterized by a state of being overly anxious about things. Anxiety is normal behavior that helps a person adjust more to a certain stressful activity and helps you to get psyched up towards facing certain “difficult situations”. However, anxiety depression is exactly the opposite, and should not to be dismissed merely as a “case of the nerves”; Anxiety depression is in reality an illness that can be hereditary.
Manic or Bipolar depression- It is characterized by sudden and extreme changes in one’s mood wherein one minute the person is in an elevated state of euphoria while the next minute he/she is feeling to be in a personal hell.
Postpartum depression- It is characterized by a prolonged sadness and a feeling of emptiness by a new mother wherein physical stress during child birth, an uncertain sense of responsibility towards the new born baby can be factors why some new mother go through this.
Dysthimia- It has a slight similarity with depression, although a lot less severe, but, in any case, should be immediately treated.
Cyclothemia- It is characterized by a similarity with Manic or Bipolar depression wherein the individual suffering from this mental illness may occasionally suffer from severe changes in one’s moods.
Seasonal Affecting Disorder-It is characterized by falling in a rut only during a specific season. More people actually suffer during the Winter and Fall seasons.
People tend not to recognize depression even if it is right before their eyes. Never overlook the various symptoms, depressed individuals exhibit, e.g., uncharacteristic behavior such as sudden loss of interest in one’s hobbies, too much or too little sleep, suddenly becoming anti-social, talks a lot about being a worthless person or even death. In case of these symptoms, immediate treatment is absolutely essential. Depression should not be something that people fear and try to sweep under the carpet; instead, people should just start taking charge of their lives and actually face this illness head on and fight it. Life is too beautiful a gift to waste and if someone spends the majority of his or her life just moping around about every single little thing then what kind of life would that be? Depression may not kill one’s body but it will certainly kill one’s spirit if you’ll let it. Don’t be a victim.
Here’s How You Can Get Your Life Back
I read about somebody who was suffering from depression. But through a single stroke of luck, he found the way back. And I promise you, no matter how you feel right now and no matter how long you’ve suffered; you can get your life back and enjoy happiness again. What’s more, you can do it without suffering the side effects of antidepressants and once you’ve beaten stress, depression and anxiety, you’ll have beaten them FOREVER!
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