What are the signs of depression? Am I depressed? These are all commonly asked questions and their answers can be complex so it’s important to learn more about how this mental condition can affect people differently.
Depression is a state of mind that can affect anyone at anytime – men, women, children and the elderly. It can change our life by affecting the way we look and think about ourselves, those around us and our surroundings. The different feelings and emotions associated with it make it difficult to detect the common symptoms and or an altered state of mind which only adds to its complexity. While tests can certainly aid in identifying this mood change, education about the various warning signals is the initial step to truly understanding the wide array of reasons and symptoms of depression.
Have you ever felt empty, guilty, nervous, and afraid for long periods of time? Have you ever considered hurting yourself just to ease the pressure and stress you are feeling? If yes, then you are probably someone who is a victim of some form of depression.
The difficult thing about it is that you don’t see it coming like physical illnesses that give out solid symptoms. No, it is silent in it’s initial symptoms which is why it’s hard to determine depression symptoms in one’s own personality. Since it is difficult to accurately pinpoint, it is imperative to understand its causes and its symptoms as well as knowing any changes in your mood in order to get proper treatment. It’s often most easily noticed initially through family or close friends – people who know you as well as yourself and are witness to your daily behaviors. It affects each person (men, women, teens and elderly) differently, but there are treatments and viable solutions to rid yourself of it and get back to living the happy and fulfilling life you deserve.
If you are a victim of depression, the first thing to do in order to take a step away from it is to acknowledge that it is not your fault. Stop the blame game and focus in making yourself a better person. Don’t let it weigh you down – it doesn’t have to have a stranglehold on your life. Believe it or not, looking for a good solution needs more attention than you think. Psychotherapy and drugs have been known to cure this problem but the truth is that these types of treatment can get you stuck in the rut even more. To ultimately cure yourself, you have to look for a method that cures the root cause. Thus, I highly recommend the Depression Free Method.
When a person develops depression for the first time, he or she enters a cycle that starts with self-denial and prolonged depressive moods and symptoms. The cycle will then lead to temporary withdrawal of symptoms which is usually triggered with the help of conventional psychotherapy and medication. The problem is that, this withdrawal can lead to the main cause of depression once again and can start the vicious cycle all over again. The difference between “Depression Free Method” and psychotherapy/medication is that it does not only break your unhealthy patterns of thinking but also helps in bringing back the happiness and sense of contentment in your life which you have been lacking. Moreover, the core element of this program does not require you to relive past events which can sometimes make your case even worse by triggering painful memories.
Psychotherapy and medication teaches you to cope and manage your moods but does not pay attention in treating its root cause. As a result, the seeds of your depression stay dormant within yourself while you are being treated but bloom again the moment you make a mental slip. Many programs help you break out from this repetitive cycle and restores your life by helping you reconnect with your feelings and coaching you to take challenges without being afraid of the prospect of failing. It also helps you create goals which give you purpose and brings you back on the right track. This step-by-step program also helps in developing a personalized plan that will guide you in overcoming emotions and situations that can trigger your depression once again.
Get back to being the happy person you know you can be…and live the life you deserve.