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Stop Your Depression Now

Ask these questions to yourself very quickly right now: Do you suffer from severe or occasional depression? Do you consider being your own worst enemy? But worst of all: Do you always live your life trying to fit other people’s standards and not your own? As Raymond Hull says, “He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away,” and it’s very true. Sometimes depression even comes as a result of that. Step One: Casually getting a visit to the therapist is a great idea, in a sense, to get access to the different prescription medications that...

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Depression and Adrenal Fatigue

Depression is not a new disease but there are still a lot that is unknown about the exact diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. Depression can be difficult to distinguish due to the various symptoms. Adrenal fatigue, reactive hypoglycemia and chronic fatigue syndrome are all very uncommon disorders that can cause depression. Most people have probably never heard of these disorders. Many physicians do not even understand their exact relationship to depression. The adrenal glands are located over your kidneys. The adrenal glands are responsible for secreting a variety of hormones. Common hormones are epinephrine, testosterone and cortisol. When...

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The Physical Toll of Depression

Depression can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, and hurt, but many people don’t know about the physical toll of depression. Over the years the estimated count rose dramatically. Now it is estimated that 121 million people suffer from depression… that is a lot of people! When people suffer from depression, all they can think about is, loneliness, hopelessness, and of course, how much it hurts. But what most people do not know about depression, is that it causes severe damage to our body, both mentally and physically. Physical Toll of Depression Depression highly damages your immune system, because usually, your...

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Childhood Depression and Anxiety: Time to Seek Professional Help

Childhood depression and anxiety are often overlooked. A widely held belief that children could not be depressed has recently been contradicted by the American Psychiatric Association. Depression and anxiety in childhood is usually focused on a single subject. This can cause much stress and disturbance in their lives. Childhood depression is an overwhelming sadness that envelops your child every day for weeks or even months. It is a paralyzing lack of joy that prevents them from enjoying their life or family. Childhood depression is an urgent mental health issue. There is strong research to suggest that children can be buffered against developing depression by learning how to successfully process and manage adversity such as frustrations and disappointments. Childhood depression is largely marked by the same diagnostic criteria as adult depression. However, it is only in the last thirty years that mainstream psychiatry has accepted childhood depression as a valid diagnostic category Symptoms include looking and feeling constantly unhappy, crying a lot or being quiet and withdrawn. But the vast majority of children can be helped. Symptoms of depression are different with kids than they are with adults. The National Institute of Mental Health advises parents and professionals to be vigilant of the following: pretending to be sick, school refusal or fear of a parent dying. Treatment requires the involvement of the parents. The comprehensive treatment is individual and family...

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A Drug Experience

Paxil is an antidepressant. It is an SSRI drug that attempts to balance out your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a natural chemical in the brain that controls your mood. Paxil is mainly used to treat clinical depression and anxiety. Obviously Paxil should not be combined with alcohol or other drugs. That usually goes for any prescription medication. Sometimes doctors choose to combine it with a mood stabilizer drug, though, for cases like bipolar disorder. Some common stated side effects of Paxil include dry mouth, sweating, restlessness, and insomnia. Now I feel the need to tell you about a horrible...

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