Depression can hit anybody but what you do with it is an
outcome unique only to you. Best weapon to fight this or any
other illness on this Earth is to ask our Heavenly Father
for the help. Don't fight depression by yourself get some
help. Take care God Bless.
common mental health disorder that interferes with daily life
activities. The depression
will affect mood, though, sleep, and many
other aspects of life. Individuals with such disorder do not always
realize it and are sometimes misunderstood. Many ignore the signs and
others cope with it by abusing alcohol or drugs. Without treatment the
symptoms can last months or even years.
Constant sad mood. Decreased Interest or
Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.
Lost of appetite or over eating.
Suicidal (thoughts of death).
Lack of sleep.
And many more symptoms.
Common causes in Women
Menstrual cycle changes, miscarriage, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause
and other hormonal factors contribute to the increased rate in
women. Stressors such as work, parenthood etc. will contribute to
Common causes in Men
Men are less likely to suffer from it than women but they are also less
likely to admit to it. It can affect physical health in men and a
study shows a correlation between depression and death rate from
coronary arteries. Most will mask the illness by abusing alcohol, drugs
and/or working excessively for long hours. Their response towards it is
more aggressive rather than feeling hopeless and/or helpless.
Pessimistic personality Prevention
It may not be possible to prevent it but a recurrence can be prevented
by taking and continuing to take proper medication even after
symptoms have improved.
Find humour in your life
Talk to someone.
Avoid bad company.
Deal with money and stress.
Go to bed early.
Proper night sleep.
Avoid alcohol and drugs.
Getting regular exercise.
Eating a balanced diet.
If you are a teen or young adult and you have no one to talk to call a
local organisation such as kids help phone (1800-668-6868)
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca, or (1800-263-2266)
http://en.teljeunes.com/home tel jeunes. Do not stay alone get some
help. TALK TO SOMEONE.