Depression is a mental condition. Everyone goes through a depression once in a while in their life time. Emotional blues is not depression. Depression lasts for more than a couple of days. It can vary from few days to a year.
While having a depression people go through physical and behavioral changes. Depression can alter people’s attitude towards general work which he does happily otherwise. It can affect their sleeping habits like they may sleep excessively or they may suffer from Insomnia. There may be a change of eating habit as well as they eat excessively or they may not eat properly. Depression may have a change of appearance as they gain weight or they may lose weight.
Knowing how to deal with depression always start with the detecting the signs and Symptoms of depression.
Symptoms of depression:
Restlessness: They cannot concentrate on the work which they otherwise do happily.
Lack of sleep: People with depression often suffer from Insomnia.
Eating Disorder: They may eat excessively or they may eat less. It may have an effect on their appearance as they might gain weight or lose weight.
Feeling worthlessness and guilt all the time. They tend to blame themselves for evil of the world.
There is recurrent thought of death. People suffering from depression often commit suicide.
Getting angry or agitated easily.
There is an obvious sense of extreme sadness.
Lack of energy.
The patient suffering from depression does not want to get out of the house. They may sit in the home for no reason.
Dealing With Depression:
If you know how to deal with depression then it helps the person’s recovery easy.
Love and affection: Love, support and affection is the pillars of recovery from depression. Support from the social circle is necessary in dealing with depression. Alienation is one of the signs of depression. The family and friends of the patient suffering from depression should not leave them alone to deal with depression. They should always support the patient in order to deal with the depression. A steady contact should be maintained with depressed person. This helps the person to divert his or her thought to other direction.
Talk to someone: While going through a depression one should make a habit to talk with someone. They should let it all out to a person. It helps a person suffering from to recover from it. You can write a diary or journal to keep an account of your daily life and mental state of the mind. You should not keep all the emotion boxed up within yourself.
Take care of yourself: The person suffering from depression should not abandon himself from the world. He should take care of himself. Don’t depend on others to get out of the depression.
Keep yourself busy and do exercises: keep yourself busy with work. Make a habit of daily exercises, it will help you to get out of lethargy and it will make you healthy.
Eating Habit: Eat properly while coming out of depression. It will make you fit to deal with the depression.
Throw away pessimism: Always keep a positive outlook. Throw away all the negative vibes from your system. It would help you to deal with the depression. In a public gathering while talking to somebody if your mind says “you are not enough”, then curb your feeling of negativity and be optimistic.
Natural remedies: There are few natural remedies of depression. You can eat fish which is rich with Omega-3. Fish oil developed from Omega-3 helps you to come out of the depression. Another fighter of depression is S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAM-e).SAM-e is a biological compound which eases the depression. It helps you to get higher levels of neurotransmitter that overturn the depression.
Depression is not impossible to cure. It can be cured with patience and strong will. The dealing of depression starts with accepting the fact that you are going through a depression. Accept that there are few things which are beyond your bounds. So you should not be embarrassed to take help from others. Always talk to your family if you are going through a depression. Do not lose hope. It always helps you to deal with the depression and to recover from it.