Depression: Signs And Symptoms Of Depression

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Depression Feeling down is something we all go through at times in our lives. However, if sadness takes us over and will not go away, it may be depression. Depression makes it difficult to function, to carry on normal activities and it takes away the joy of living. You lose interest in the things you once enjoyed, you have difficulty concentrating, you have loss of energy, and you have feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Depression is different from normal sadness in that it takes over every day life, disturbing your work, sleep, appetite, and joy. You feel like you are in a dark tunnel with no end in sight, with feelings of impending doom. Signs and Symptoms If you identify that you have several of the following signs and symptoms…show more content…
• Expressing that the world would be better off without him or her • Seeing a sudden change from deep depression to relative calm and happy mood Ways to Recovery There are actions you can take right now to recover from depression. The thought of recovery might seem far off, but taking the first step is important. Reaching out to friends and family for support letting them know what you are going through is a start in your recovery. Lifestyle Changes In order to counteract depression it is important to make some lifestyle changes. Making changes in your lifestyle will ultimately be what keeps you from falling into depression. Lifestyle changes include: • Getting enough exercise • Getting enough sleep • Eating healthy • Reducing stress in our life • Learning relaxation techniques • Not falling into negative thinking Being aware of these things will help us get ourselves out of a rut. Not feeding into our own negative thinking is an important skill learned by
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