Depression is real and can also be life threatening
. And like
, depression has many contributing factors.
is very sensitive and complex. We have learned
can influence our
, and our Moods or
Body can influence our Thoughts
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is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that
can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of
well-being. People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty,
hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, angry, ashamed, or
restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable,
experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating,
remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship
difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia,
excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems, or reduced
energy may also be present.
"You don’t drown by falling in the
water. You drown by staying there."
Everyone gets depressed. But for some people depression is a
serious debilitating illness. Finding the correct treatment is very
difficult. But the more treatment options that you can learn about the
better your chances will be in getting the right kind of help.
are many internal factors and many external factors that need to be
defined. So be very careful with
. Learn as much as you can about the
phycology of the self
be very careful
, because certain drugs can make things worse.
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We also know that the brain changes
, and certain areas like the
can cause a person to be emotionally sensitive and unable to
. You can easily attach an
certain thought or memory
. This could trigger a depression that
will last long after the thought or memory is over. So if you
recognize what thought or memory triggered that depressive
feeling then you could train yourself not to react in a
depressive or negative way to that memory or thought in the
future. This way that thought or memory will not trigger a
depression because you are now aware of the
of this memory
, thought, or situation, and now you understand it
and now you can move past it without it causing you to feel
depressed anymore. This also applies to future actions or future
situations that you must contend with. If you feel
or worry about future situations then you must separate these
emotions from the actual information so that you can clearly
understand this moment in the future.
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is a mood disorder consisting of the same
cognitive and physical problems as in depression, with less severe but
is a profound state of unease or dissatisfaction. In a psychiatric
context, dysphoria may accompany depression, anxiety, or agitation. It can
also refer to a state of not being comfortable in one's current body,
particularly in cases of gender dysphoria. Common reactions to dysphoria
include emotional distress, in some cases, even physical distress is seen.
The opposite state of mind is known as euphoria
is the focused attention on the symptoms of one's
distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its
is a subtype of clinical depression requiring at least one of the
following symptoms: Anhedonia (the inability to find pleasure in positive
things). Lack of mood reactivity (i.e. mood does not improve in response
to positive events). And at least three of the following: Depression that
is subjectively different from grief or loss. Severe weight loss or loss
of appetite. Psychomotor agitation or retardation. Early morning
awakening. Guilt that is excessive. Worse mood in the morning.
also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder
that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The
elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending
on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis
are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally
energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out
decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is
usually reduced during manic phases. During periods of depression, there
may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with
was a proposed form of atypical depression
in which somatic symptoms or behavioural disturbances dominate the
clinical picture and disguise the underlying affective disorder.
of the body
as opposed to the mind or
is characterized by improved mood in
response to positive events. In contrast, people with melancholic
depression generally do not experience an improved mood in response to
normally pleasurable events. Atypical depression also features significant
weight gain or an increased appetite, hypersomnia, a heavy sensation in
the limbs and interpersonal rejection sensitivity that results in
significant social or occupational impairment.
is a feeling of general discomfort, uneasiness or
pain, often the first indication of an infection or other disease.
a disease or ailment being caused by an imbalance in one or other of the
four basic bodily liquids, or
, yellow bile,
act as a major factor
affecting medical outcomes are areas where psychosomatic medicine has
refers to a major depressive episode
occurring for the first time in an older person (usually over 50 or 60
years of age). Concurrent medical problems and lower functional
expectations of elderly patients often obscure the degree of impairment.
Typically, elderly patients with depression do not report depressed mood,
but instead present with less specific symptoms such as
, and fatigue.
dismiss less severe depression as an acceptable response to life
or a normal part of aging, which it is
Major Depression With Seasonal Variation, Is It a Valid
Epidemiologic Depression Scale
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Don't be a
, be a
is obtained through intuition
than from reasoning or observation.
does not exist. You either
you are doing
or you are unaware
of your options and
is the inability to enjoy things or feel excitement or
experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable.
"Regularly use of the
have a 33 percent reduction in depression, that's if you use it
is a novel antidepressant that is under development
by Allergan (previously Naurex) as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment
of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.
is a perennial flowering plant in the family
Crassulaceae, has been used for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian
climate and stressful life. The plant has been used in traditional Chinese
medicine, where it is called hóng jǐng tiān. The medicine can be used to
prevent altitude sickness. The herb may be helpful for enhancing physical
performance and alleviating mental fatigue, methodological flaws limit
accurate assessment of efficacy. (commonly golden root, rose root,
roseroot, western roseroot, Aaron's rod, Arctic root, king's crown, lignum
rhodium, orpin rose).
Two of the
that have an important role in mental health,
particularly anxiety and depression, are
or ‘GABA’ for short. Elevated levels of
glutamate have been found in the brains of people with
specifically in the basal ganglia, an area that has a key role in motor
control, motivation and decision-making. High levels of glutamate in this
part of the brain have been associated with
(an inability to experience pleasure), and slow motor
function. When glutamate is too high, it can become toxic to
(the cells that make sure the brain stays healthy). There is
extensive research evidence that supports the relationship between
People with depression have all the primary markers of
systemic inflammation (caused by stress
). Researchers now think that one of the
ways that inflammation
may do this
is by increasing glutamate levels in critical areas of the brain.
The role of inflammation in depression: from evolutionary imperative to
modern treatment target
Towards a glutamate hypothesis of depression
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Facing-the-Viewer Bias in Biological Motion Perception
can reduce empathy
in a person.
We have learned a
lot about how our human chemistry and how it can affected by our environment,
and by the choices that we make. We have learned that the human
body needs maintenance in order for it to maximize its physical
abilities. Some of this maintenance includes
sensitivities from the environment. To me depression is a
information in the brain, that is misinterpreted, which makes
your thoughts difficult to control and not easy to understand. Don't confuse
with Depression, because being Cranky could just
be from a lack of
And you also don't want to confuse Grief
with Depression either because those
feelings should only be temporary.
We have learned to never
underestimate the importance of this human responsibility of
maintaining a healthy and strong body.
The main reason being
that proper exercise and proper food intake also controls the
human chemistry that we depend on to work properly. And we need
to understand as much as we can about our human chemistry if we
are to recognize when things are not correct. Reoccurring
concerns that we experience are questions that we need to answer
completely or they will continue to show up in our thought
processes. So again
Problem Solving Skills
show us just how important these skills are to have and how they
can be applied to almost every area of our lives. Our
with other people
can also have both positive and negative impacts on
When these impacts are negative, these types of stresses can
cause confusion in our human chemistry. But just being
physically strong will not guarantee that you will not struggle
with your emotions or recognize when your thinking has become
You need to be knowledgeable about the abilities of the
You have to determine which chemical imbalances are
accurate and which chemical signals are inaccurate. We do this
by asking the right questions and by analyzing the right areas
of our body. You need to look at all the influences before you
decide on what changes to make and when to make them. Be very
cautious when it comes to
may just be treating the symptoms and not the cause, which in
the long run could make your depression worse.
Be Very Careful when
Experimenting with Drugs
. There's a difference between
Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior
expression in a mouse via the
is a species of gram positive
bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus is a homofermentative,
microaerophilic species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, and grows
readily at rather low pH values (below pH 5.0) and has an optimum growth
temperature of around 37 °C (99 °F). L. acidophilus occurs naturally in
the human and animal gastrointestinal tract and mouth. Some strains of L.
acidophilus may be considered to have
strains are commercially used in many dairy products, sometimes together
with Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.
bulgaricus in the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. Its genome has
A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of
on cognitive reactivity to sad mood.
What do you say to someone who's
depressed? Tell them.."I'm Here For You, how can I help?" Tell
them.."Let's Do Something, lets take a walk, lets talk to
someone, let's go somewhere nice. Tell them...I Don't Know
Exactly What You're Feeling, But It Has To Be Hard. Try not to
talk, listen carefully to the person. Don't give stupid advice
or say stupid things. Like don't worry you'll get better, or,
don't feel bad because there are people who have it worse then
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with Neurodevelopmental DisordersWhat therapists should
If sadness is created by me, then sadness does not exist, and
hopelessness does not exist.
be based on correct calculations of the facts, but I'm not
always aware of all the math that's involved. So what ever I'm
feeling is not exactly accurate. And as soon I start checking
for accuracy, I find out that the sadness was misrepresented, so
my feeling of
was just a feeling, and not based on any facts.
So I have no proof that things are hopeless. So the fact is, you
can't prove things are hopeless, because once you start trying
to calculate its existence, it's gone. And that is mostly
because possibilities are every where. So I either forgot that
the possibilities were there, or I never took the time to look
for them, always take time to look.
Be extremely careful, don't
relate yourself to a word that describes a feeling of very
little importance, something that is vague, something that
cannot be accurately interpreted.
The sun shines even on cloudy days, so
when life hands you lemons
, you make lemonade.
Life QuotesOnism is false
, irrelevant and narrow
minded. To see the world from only
your experience is to see very little, and to know very little.
Besides, some experiences are better to read about then they are
to physically experience yourself. You can't do it all, you
can't do everything and you can't know everything. But together,
we can do everything, and we can know everything. Though we are
individuals, we are still one, one unique species, among
millions of other species. We are part of a growing universe,
part of a growing galaxy, part of a growing world. Our future
ahead of us stretches billions of years. We have created more
experiences in the last 100 years then we have in our entire
existence here on earth. Does it mean we need to experience them
all? No. Does it mean we need to see it all? No. Does it mean we
need to know it all? No. Do as much as you can, learn as much as
you can, share as much as you can and enjoy as much as you can.
Leave the sorrow and self pity with the ignorance from which it
came. We have no time for sadness, or ignorant points of view
that are based on
and narrow mindedness.
Live, Learn, Love and Prosper...Let's get on with this...