Saturday, 22 August 2009
Depression is not your fault and it can be treated :
This is dedicated to someone who recently faced depression close to my heart.I just want to say i will stand by you no matter what.
The first thing to see in depression is to see it as a diesease and not personal failure .There is lot of positive news about depression treatment .New approaches like psychotherapy and antidepressant
medication help millions of people across to recover from depression.
Depression is a complex condition characterized by sadness , feeling worthlessness and lost of interest in social activities.These feelings can last for 2 weeks or go on for decades.It is a disease .It is not caused by personal weakness and is not a character flaw .When you have depression chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters are out of balance . Major factors that causes depression are
1)Childbirth ,a death in the family ,work or relationship
2)Finding out you have long term diesease such as hearth diesease or cancer
You may also
1)Lose or gain weight
2)Sleep too much or not sleep at all
3)Feel restless and not able to sit still ,or may sit quitely and feels that moving takes great effort .4)Feel tired as if you have no energy for the entire day
5)Feel unworthy and guilty everyday .You may have low self esteem and fears that people may not like you
6)Find it hard to focus and remember things or make decisions everyday.
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION :It occurs usally by the changes in hormones levels that occur in pregnancy .Any women can get this depression after her childbirth miscarriage or stillbirth.She may act strangely or hear and see things that are not present .It is an emergency ,because it can quickly get worse and put her or others in danger .These may usally occur if you have a poor support from your inlaws,you have a sick baby ,You have lot of other stress in life .
Bipolar Disorder:Its a diesease that causes extreme mood changes from manic episodes of very high energy to lows of energy Having this order can make you feel helpless.Talking about it to those suffering from it can release your pain and can hope for a better life.
Your self help
1)Be real in what you expect and what you can do .Set goals you can meet.
2)Dont blame yourself or others for your depression
3)Think about putting off big decisions.Wait patiently either for marriage ,divorce or jobs.
4)Get support form others.Your family can set you right kind of treatment and deal with your symptoms
5)Tell someone you trust about your depression.It is better to be with someone than be alone .
6)Build your self esteem and try to keep postive attitute.
1)Get regular exercise
2)Eat a balanced diet
3)Get enough sleep
4)Deal with stress
5)Avoid drinking alcohol
6)Take proper medicines as prescribed
Things to say:
1)You are not alone
2)You are important to me
3)Do you want a hug
4)When its over i will be there and so will you
5)I cannot really understand you feeling but i can offer my compassion
6)I am not going to leave you or abandon you
7)I love you
8)I am sorry that you are so much in pain i am not going to leave you.
Things you dont say:
1)There is always someone worse than you
2)No one ever said life was fair
3)Stop feeling sorry for yourself
4)You are always depressed whats new
5)Try not to be so depressed
6)Its your own fault
7)I think your depression is a way of punishing us
8)Havent you grown tired of me ,me and me
9)Have you tried green tea?
10)I was depressed like you
Usally when i am sad i listen to good music and think of all the nice things happened to me what your idea of happiness to overshadow the depression do share to help the readers .