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Month: July 2014

A Daily Journal And Depression

There are many physicians who believe that those suffering from depression can benefit from keeping a daily journal. A daily journal kept by those suffering with depression is thought to be helpful to work through the range of feelings experienced by those suffering with depression. This is particularly beneficial if you are suffering with depression and you have begun a new medication. Your physician can review your journal and the new medication you started and compare your feelings and the effects of the new medication. A daily journal for those suffering with depression is a great idea for your...

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Clinical Depression: A Chemical Imbalance

Clinical depression is a complex condition in which many different bodily changes come together to cause a multitude of different actions that in chorus result in a primary response in the body known as a chemical imbalance. stress can be a primary indicator of depression. When you deal with stress long term, your body can cause the neurotransmitters, known as Serotonin and Norepinephrine, in the central nervous system and in the brain to carry an excessive work load resulting in a malfunction. Your body requires these neurotransmitters to work well in order to create the chemicals you need in...

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Depression And Suicide: Someone Intervene Before It Gets That Bad!

Depending on how depression impacts a person it is possible that depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and depending on the magnitude of the depression sometimes those thoughts can lead a person to actually commit suicide. What keeps us from noticing the signs and from intervening before it gets to that level? Do we simply not recognize the signs are do we choose to ignore them out of ignorance? For many suffering with depression feel as if it is a relief, the final end for those who have struggled mightily with the demons of depression. However, too often the loved ones and family members of those who are suffering most deeply with depression believe incorrectly that there is simply no way that suicide will be the end result. This fallacy has led to many a broken family as suicide and depression go hand in hand far too often. We are quite incapable as families and friends of those suffering with depression to “treat” the condition. It is vital that you help the person suffering by getting them to a professional who can help. Find a professional that will listen and don’t stop advocating for your loved one until you get the help they need. There is no need in trying to really understand the depths of depression and the demons that it brings unless you have battled the...

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You Don’t Need To Suffer With Depression

Depression is an extremely common mental disorder which affects both sexes and all ages and the percentage of people who suffer depression is on the increase. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, a heartbreaking fatal outcome associated with the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Many people ask the question, “Why do people become depressed?” There are all kinds of statistics you can dissect and analyze. Personally, I believe “WHY NOT.” If you live anything even close to a typical life, things are probably pretty chaotic on a daily basis. Amid working, taking care...

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Depression After A Loss

A problem that many people deal with throughout their lifetime is depression. Depression is a clinical problem that can occur for various reasons. In many instances, it is a chemical imbalance that is the root cause the medical condition depression. The onset of depression can manifest itself on its own or can be triggered by a specific scenario or event. For the purpose of this article we’ll discuss dealing with a state of depression occurring after the loss of a loved one. The first aspect that we need to discuss about depression and the loss of a loved one is that everyone will experience some level of grieving for a period of time. Grieving is a natural process that we all go through after such a traumatic event in our lives. The act of grieving is not in and of itself a sign of clinical depression. However, statistically speaking about 33 percent of people feel a sense of depression after a loss for as long as a month after the loss; and approximately 15% continue with feelings of depression for up to a year or longer after the loss of a loved one. A diagnosis of clinical depression is arrived at because the patient is experiencing chronic sadness and a lack of energy that lasts for two weeks or longer without a break in the mood. Persistent thoughts of...

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