Skip to main content

The Ramifications Of Depression


Depression is an illness that causes a person to experience persistent, ongoing feelings of sadness and losing of hope. Loss of interest in much of anything is also common. Day to day living can be affected to a large degree, because it affects how a person thinks and feels, and behaves in regard to his or her own actions and how relations with others happen. Sometimes a deeper depressive state can affect how a person feels about continuing to go on living.

When a person is in a depressed state, it is not a sign of ”weakness” and it is not something that a person can just “pick themselves up” and move on type of a solution.

Depression is something that is really a longer term condition that can improve with the proper medication and counseling.


Everyone goes through some challenges and hurdles in life. Some people get hit so hard that they can’t envision ever coming out of it. While most people may have temporary setbacks, only to have the wherewithal to bounce back, others are not able to and they experience situations that are much more than just mere sadness.


Depression is described by some who have gone through it as “living in a black hole” with no hope of escaping their unending prison. No one who has not gone through it can really understand it. Some depressed individuals just feel sad, unattached to anything with no purpose at all to their existence. They are apathetic and empty. Sometimes they are angry and aggressive.


Depression will flat mess up a person’s daily routine in that a person’s daily life becomes saturated with the overwhelming feeling that nothing is important at all. Helplessness and hopelessness take over any self sustaining desire to improve or take hold of the situation.


When should a person seek help? If any of the foregoing symptoms are present and if they persist to the point that there seems to be no way to overcome them, then a person should ask for help. If there is a real depth the helplessness and a foregone conclusion that there is nothing that can be done, then it is time to reach out for help.


There can be physical changes such as weight loss, loss of appetite and changes in sleep patterns that should be very noticeable to loved ones. If spouses and loved ones notice any changes like these they should intervene and seek help for the afflicted person.


When a person becomes clinically depressed, they are on the road to possible suicide and need to be watched closely. Suicide is the ultimate act of depression, born from the feelings of hopelessness and the wrong conclusion that suicide will solve things in a final way. Any talk or indications of suicide by a depressed person should be taken seriously in that it is actually a cry for help.

Depression is treated by medication and counseling and is a long term project. People on the outside need to realize that it is a medical condition just as cancer is a medical condition and should be taken very seriously.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Most Effective Weight Loss Program Involves Better Habits

The Most Effective Weight Loss Program Involves Better Habits

Every member of the family probably recognizes the best way they can stay fit and remain slender, even if they require significant amount of weight loss. Typically, fit families are those that have established habits based on a healthy lifestyle. This is often challenging within a busy home, where both parents are off working throughout the day.


Managing a weight loss system in an active family requires dedication of consuming a balanced diet, and performing regular exercise. While it might appear to be much more convenient to simply stop by the fast food joint for dinner, than to prepare a healthy meal, in the long run it can cause significant issues and diminish the health of the family.


An effective weight loss program to keep the family fit and slender requires basic steps. These include:


Do Not Forget Breakfast – Yes it is true that the most essential meal of the day is breakfast. Without it, the body’s metabolism will…

9 Good CD And DVD Burning Tools For Ubuntu/Linux

There is no dearth of good CD/DVD burning tools for Ubuntu. Brasero Disc Burner comes as default in Ubuntu and it is a good enough tool with almost all functionalities you expect from a basic CD/DVD burning application. But what really are the alternatives. Here is a quick listing of very good CD/DVD burning applications available for Linux(in no particular order). Read on.

K3B - KDE Burning Tool
K3B has been my favorite CD/DVD burning tool ever since I started using Ubuntu some 4 years ago. K3B is a Qt based application and it might look a bit out of place in Ubuntu GNOME desktop. But from a functionality point of view K3B is far ahead of all its competitors.

GnomeBaker Burning Tool


GnomeBaker is a free and open source CD/DVD authoring application for Linux. It is based on GNOME desktop environment. GnomeBaker comes equipped with functionalities like: Drag and drop to create data CDs (including drag and drop to and from the Nautilus file manager), Create audio CDs from existing WAV, MP3…

Hair Loss In Women

Hair Loss In Women



Every one of us loses hair every day.   We lose it during our shower, we lose it while we blow dry our hair or when we brush our hair and this loss is all normal.  Typically we lose an average of 50 to 100 hundred hairs per day and normally for each hair we lose, we grow a new one to replace it.  However, at times hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist for possible treatment.  Here are some possible causes of hair loss in women and how to deal with them.

Alopecia

This is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the hair follicles.  This disease affects 4.7 million people in the U.S. and occurs equally between women and men.  The cause is not known for sure, but may be triggered by illness or stress.  The condition can occur in three in three different forms including alopecia areata, alopecia universalis and alopecia totalis.

Skin Conditions of the Scalp

Unhealthy scalp conditions that…