Did you know that depression can be hidden behind an addiction?

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?

About lethargy, fatigue and reduced pleasure and enjoyment

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

Who is at risk of getting 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?