Did you know that a person can hide depression behind an addiction? These addictions are a means of coping with the depression...and the person with the addiction may not even know it! The list of some "bad treatments" for depression are as follows: Alcohol Illegal drugs Painkillers Comfort food Shopping Promiscuity Self-mutilation Suicidal thoughts - … Continue reading Did you know that depression can be hidden behind an addiction?
Lethargy and fatigue are some normal symptoms for those dealing with depression. Things start to go in slow motion. Your brain starts to process ideas, concepts and solutions at a slower pace. And your body follows suit with isolation and lethargy. You don't feel like doing anything. Or going anywhere. Or seeing anybody. Home or … Continue reading About lethargy, fatigue and reduced pleasure and enjoyment
Before anything, I make sure I'm taking my meds and am seeing my therapist. That is 50% of the battle for me. Being sure I'm on top of my meds and haven't missed any. And then seeing the therapist so that I can talk things out. Then there are four habits I do to keep … Continue reading The four habits to get out of depression
I’ve learned that I am not perfect. I’ve learned that I am not alone as I have friends, family and God with me in this and through this. I realize I can be thankful…I know this sounds crazy…but be really thankful for the depression and anxiety as it has humbled me. It has made me … Continue reading What have I learned from my depression?
As I mentioned in prior articles, depression is not the fault of your child or of the family. However there are several risk factors that are potential causes of depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health they are as follows: Personal or family history of depression Major life changes, trauma or stress Certain physical illnesses and … Continue reading Who is at risk of getting depression?
The person with depression has a feeling of hopelessness. Where there is no end to the fog in sight (see article "The Fog"). The future isn't bright and doesn't bring promise. It feels like all hope is gone and not going to come back. This adds a darkness to the dimension of fog. Imagine being … Continue reading The Way Depression Makes You Feel Hopeless
The person who struggles with depression does not think like regular people. The depressed person has a slower thought process. It's like running waist high in water rather than on land. You can process things, but at a much, much slower pace. Sometimes the pace is so slow that you wondering if you can think … Continue reading What is a Depressed Person Thinking?
One day as I was driving in to work, I drove into a thick fog. It was the same road I traveled many, many times both to and from work, so I was very familiar with it. However, on this day the fog made everything look mysterious. I had only a vague view of the … Continue reading The Fog
One of the things not mentioned in the description of people who have depression on a previous article Insights for Parents of a depressed person is low Self Esteem or Self Worth. As a person who struggles with depression, this is a fight almost every day. The sense of feeling worthless. Unworthy of someone's love … Continue reading The Self Worth of the Depressed Person
As I mentioned in a previous article on Insights for Parents of a Depressed Person, today I wanted to share what a day in the life of a depressed child might look like. Although, first I would like to clear your mind and give you a breath of fresh air. A child who is depressed … Continue reading A day in the life of a depressed child