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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:01:00 +0000Knowing for sure that you suffer from depression is the first step to overcome depression. However, the most important than knowing that we are depressed is Knowing that every action or step in life we do involves choice. Everything is choice. Every decision we made someday, we already choose to make it. We decide what we think and we decide what we think is best for us. We can perform a choice again if the result doesn't feel good or feel right. Thoughts are things and there are no thoughts that are neutral, meaning there are no thoughts that have no effect upon your world. Every thought we have has an effect on us because of its power, energy and vibration. No word we put forth from our mouth returns to us void.Another important step to overcome depression is to learn how to forgive. Forgiveness is the key that parts the way of the Red Sea of your life. You can forgive yourself by saying "I forgive myself for what I thought I have done. I was mistaken. I apologize to myself."Forgive another by saying, "I forgive you for what I thought you have done to me. I was mistaken. I apologize to you. I release you to your good. I no longer choose to hold you in my mental prison as responsible." If need to, you can forgive yourself or that person or persons 70 x 7 days until you no longer feel uncomfortable, irritated or depressed.Another step you might decide or choose is to surrender the struggle, the pain, the anguish, the illness, the hopelessness, the unforgiving nature, and the depression and not claim it as yours anymore. Give it over and up to Infinite Intelligence. We can stop any thought of ours because it is ours, not anyone else's. Only we can think our thoughts and we can stop any oppressive thought. If it doesn't make us feel good, we can upgrade our thoughts one level at a time to that which makes us feel better emotionally.How do I stop thinking I am unworthy of anyone's love, anyone's companionship or forgiveness. I can do it by deciding "I am worthy." So, that is what I say and own now, "I am worthy." That is what I claim as the truth for myself. The energy of the words that come forth from you in saying, "I am worthy" puts forth the command to the Universe that you desire something better of life. You will be attracting those aspects of life that prove to you, you are worthy of receiving any desire that is best for you. The Universe will agree with anything you say and believe as real. All you need do is trust, receive and accept your new life's energy.Decide to change one habit a week. If you drink 10 sodas a day, choose to drink maybe 2 a day, or 2 every other day, or 2 once a week until you down to none a day. Soda wears away the enamel of your teeth and irritates the tissue of your colon and intestines. If you are a shopaholic for example, go on your shopping spree. Then return everything you bought that day and get money back for a vacation you've wanted to take. Or use the money to give to a charitable organization that arranges to give clothes to people looking for job interview apparel. Or you could tithe the money saved to an organization that you feel helps your spiritual growth.Look into changing what you are now eating. See if some of the foods could be depleting your energy. See if caffeine, chocolate, artificial ingredients need to be taken out of your nutritional intake. See if artificial sweeteners could be adding undue stress to your nerves, muscles, etc. If what you are doing is not working, then you must choose to do something differently in order to see something different in your life. Claim a new world by claiming, "I have reasons to be happy. I claim happiness and gratitude." The Universe again, will prove to you that you are correct.And lastly, be grateful. Be grateful where you are in your consciousness now because it is prompting you to know you are in a place that does not make you feel happy. I was homeless at one time and I would not be where I am today if it were not for my being grateful among other things, for everything, friends, churches, books, who I was, what desires were pla[...]
Tue, 22 May 2012 19:21:00 +0000Childhood separation anxiety is a serious problem, because it hurts healthy psychological development. When a child is too attached to their parents, they rarely strike out on their own socially or learn how to gain independence that will help them later in life. They may even develop anxiety disorders and abandonment issues – all of which can affect the child's ability to grow up emotionally healthy and happy.But separation anxiety doesn't end in childhood. Many adults suffer from what appears to be adult separation anxiety. Adult separation anxiety is not a valid medical disorder in the DSM-IV-TR, and yet perhaps it should be, because many adults appear to show manifestations of separation anxiety issues.Understanding Adult Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety in adults manifests itself in many different ways. It's not simply an over-attachment to your parents – although that's certainly a possible symptom; it may also be seen in a variety of adult behaviors that are considered unhealthy. Some of these include: • Jealousy – Some mild jealousy is a natural human emotion that many emotionally healthy people experience. But severe jealousy is not. Severe jealousy may be a form of adult separation anxiety. Those that are consistently worried that their partners are cheating on them or may leave them may have serious attachment issues brought on by fear of being separated.• Harsh Parenting – It's possible that some parents are suffering from a type of reverse-separation anxiety. These parents may be so worried that their children will leave them or hurt them that they become strict parents that try their best to control their children as best as they can. There is evidence that strict parenting has a lot to do with attachment, and that many strict parents are the ones with attachment issues – more so than the children.• Unhealthy Relationships – It's also possible that separation anxiety plays a role in unhealthy relationships, including friendships. Often there are adults that stay in friendships and romantic relationships even when it's clear that the relationship is unhealthy. Why? Because it's possible that their separation anxiety makes them fear being alone, and they would rather withstand the emotional abuse than strike out as a single person.And yes, it's also possible that adult separation anxiety manifests itself in other ways as well. Perhaps you find yourself too close a family member to the point where you damage your other relationships due to that closeness. Some adults may actually leech off their parents in such a way that they appear to be simply mooching, but in truth they simply have a fear of embarking out on their own without their parents around.Finding Help for Adult Separation AnxietyWhether you believe in the idea that adult separation anxiety should be a diagnosable mental health problem or not, these emotions do have an impact on the quality of your life, and the resulting anxiety you experience can lead to further anxiety disorder issues.That is why it is generally recommended that anyone that feels they're showing signs of some type of separation anxiety symptoms should strongly consider therapy. Therapy will look at what lead to your attachment issues, and what could be a recurring, contributing factor in the reinforcement of these issues. Therapy will also look at how your upbringing may have led to the creation of these attachment issues, and whether or not you have a condition that adds to the severity.Adult separation anxiety may not yet be a diagnosable problem on its own, but there's no denying that it affects the lives of millions of people all over the world. If you believe you may have adult separation anxiety, seeking out treatment is always your best course of action.About the Author: Ryan Rivera had adult separation anxiety in addition to his own anxiety disorder issues. He writes about anxiety and stress at http://www.calmclinic.com/.[...]
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Sat, 09 Oct 2010 22:10:00 +0000Depression have many ranges start from a minor levels to a very severe depression. Without seeking for an immediate help depression could become harder to undertake, even costing thousands of people their lives every year. Here are some tips about how to overcome depression.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:51:00 +0000Depression is a very common illness, however, the bad thing is that many people with depression don't try to find a suitable solution. If you are one of those suffering from depression, it is important to note that there are ways to overcome depression and you can actually seek treatment.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:27:00 +0000Any level of depression, even low level ones could prevent you from the daily required activities that you should do for yourself and your family. It also can drain the life out of activities that normally are a major source of enjoyment for you. Even though you may want to get back to your normal self as soon as possible, prescription medications may not be the best solution. You should learn how to overcome depression without medication before your symptoms gets worse.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:00:00 +0000The to disorders Anxiety and depression are considered as the worst disorders which a man can suffer. Anyone who suffer from him finds himself feels that they are impossible to overcome. If you are suffering from either depression or anxiety, here are some of the best ways to overcome both these illnesses.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:52:00 +0000Depression is a very common illness today, due to fast and unmerciful life style many people get depressed very easily, however, there are some tips could help you overcoming depression very easily, here are some great ones:
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:45:00 +0000Nobody can think how depression is hard to be undertaken except a man who already suffered from depression. depression don't have an exact age for a human to come to him in, people of all ages, even children, can be depressed. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome your condition!
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:51:00 +0000Everybody of us experienced some times in his life when sadness and depression attacked him aggressively, in these time we felt extremely sad and bored. This feeling can be disturbing especially when a person seems so low and cannot overcome the obstacles that he is experiencing.
Thu, 09 Sep 2010 20:48:00 +0000Almost everyone of us suffered from a break up someday in our lives. The feelings of blues and sadness in this period is not easy and affects every activity we do in our daily work. Sometimes, symptoms persist and can become full blown depression. Lingering sadness, anxiety, lethargy, loss of joy in activities, changes in sleep and eating habits - these can be symptoms of depression that should be addressed. It is very important to take good care of yourself during this difficult time. Here are 5 strategies to help you get over the depression of a break up:
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 20:41:00 +0000When a relation ship between a man and a woman such as marriage ends, the feeling of depression in that period is not easy. Whatever the reason for the split, whoever was responsible or even whether you wanted it or not- it still hurts. Your world is turned upside down and you are washed by a plethora of emotions and feelings. Holding your own and getting through this difficult time will take you time and effort. But believe me, you can do it. In all the stress, anger and sadness, you have the opportunity to come out as a wiser, stronger person. The best way to do it is to fight depression naturally.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 21:14:00 +0000Till today, there is no exact reason for why depression could be severe or normal. However, doctors and scientists are still doing a regular research to know for exact what is the real reason. Some of the causes that are believed to be the causes of depression are, Biological and genetic reasons. Apart from these stress and emotions also are the biggest reasons of depression. It is very difficult to get rid of depression when it is severe. There are so many types of depression that fall in the category of severe depression. Clinical depression, chronic disorders, bipolar disorders and major depression are some of the types of depression with severe symptoms. Depression with severe symptoms usually last for long time. Most of the treatment methods do not respond to severe depression. Here are the symptoms of severe depression :
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:54:00 +0000Antidepressants drugs are always the first things people think about when suffering from any kind of depression. However, for expert doctors this kind of drugs should only be used as a last option to overcome psychiatric disorder. The drawbacks of these drugs are their side effects such as anxiety, sleeplessness, weight gain and aggressive behavior. Though they are effective in some cases, they are sometimes not enough to relieve all the symptoms associated with depression like fatigue and physical pain.The natural ways to treat depression are much cheaper than prescription drugs and are also considered to be effective. These include exercise, meditation, sleep, NLP and hypnosis as well as having a balanced diet. Exercise is one of the good ways to treat depression because it acts as a mood booster and is believed to be better than prescription medications in preventing the recurrence of mild to moderate depression.Meditation is beneficial in treating depression by controlling negative thinking like failure and worthlessness. Getting enough sleep at night is also good to avoid a depressed mood which is commonly associated with sleeplessness. Diet is about eating healthy foods especially those that help produce serotonin like oats, bananas and whole wheat. Other foods that are good for those with depression are foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna and folic acid like beans and peas.Yoga and acupuncture are also some of the other alternative ways to treat depression. Yoga helps alleviate the symptoms of depression because it quiets the mind and gets you into focus. The old practice of acupuncture on the other hand, does not only restore your body's emotional balance but also lessens the physical pain associated with depression.These natural ways to treat depression are more preferred by many over prescription drugs because antidepressants and sleeping tablets can be addictive and may result to additional problems. But if the patient is already taking prescription antidepressants, you have to check with your physician if any of these alternative treatments will be good for your case.When it comes to natural supplements, the herb St. John's wort is also considered effective in managing symptoms of depression. Passion Flower is another remedy that helps dispel depressed feelings and supports a positive mental behavior.Since stress helps trigger depression, you should also learn to manage stress effectively and avoid taking illegal drugs or those that were not prescribed by your doctor to avoid substance abuse.Psychotherapy is another option in treating depression. It is recommended to help relieve the symptoms of depression like anger or despair to regain self-control and sense of happiness. NLP and hypnosis have also been used in conquering depression and the many psychological factors and symptoms that comes with it.In some cases, supportive care that involves counseling sessions with your doctor is also as helpful as prescription antidepressants. It would also help a lot if you get support from family as well as from other people having this disorder. Other treatment being considered is the combination of behavioral, cognitive and interpersonal therapy.Aside from these ways to treat depression, there is also the electroconvulsive therapy or electroshock, which uses electric current in stimulating nerve cells. However, this method is still under experiment because of its long term and side effects which can give to the patient.[...]
Mon, 17 May 2010 11:34:00 +0000Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders and, from a societal perspective, is perhaps the most costly. Depression is also a highly recurrent disorder with an increasingly younger age of onset for the initial episode. In the six chapters in this part, the authors discuss issues concerning the onset and course of depression, its prevalence and societal costs, and important factors involved in studying this disorder. Kessler (Chapter 1) describes epidemiological aspects of depression: its prevalence and its economic cost.Boland and Keller (Chapter 2) discuss the course and outcome of this disorder, describing the results of several large-scale longitudinal investigations that have monitored the course of depression over many years. Nezu, Nezu, McClure, and Zwick (Chapter 3) describe the most widely used interview-based and self-report measures of depression, and discuss important issues involved in the assessment of this disorder. Extending this discussion, Ingram and Siegle (Chapter 4) describe a number of methodological issues in the study of depressive disorders, and make several noteworthy recommendations concerning how research in this area might proceed most fruitfully. Klein, Durbin, Shankman, and Santiago (Chapter 5) then describe the nature of the relation between depression and various aspects of personality functioning. Finally, Johnson and Kizer (Chapter 6) discuss similarities and differences in the clinical phenomenology and psychosocial predictors of unipolar and bipolar depression.Epidemiology of DepressionRonald C. KesslerThe first modern North American general population epidemiological surveys that included information about depression were carried out in the late 1950s in the Midtown Manhattan Study (Srole, Langner, Michael, Opler, & Rennie, 1962) and the Stirling County Study (Leighton, Harding & Macklin, 1963). These early surveys used dimensional screening scales of nonspecific psychological distress to pinpoint respondents with likely mental disorders and then administered clinical interviews to these respondents. The outcome of primary interest was a global measure of mental disorder rather than individual diagnoses. No prevalence estimates of depression were reported. However, the screening scales in these studies included a number of items that assessed depressed mood and other symptoms that have subsequently come to be seen as part of the depressive syndrome. It is possible to make rough estimates about the prevalence and correlates of depressive disorders from these data (Murphy, Laird, Monson, Sobol, & Leighton, 2000).In later surveys, variants on the screening scales used in the Midtown Manhattan and Stirling County studies were generally used without clinical follow-up. (See Link & Dohrenwend, 1980, for a review.) Scale scores were sometimes dichotomized in order to define “cases” of mental disorder based on some external standard of a clinically relevant cutpoint, although there was ongoing controversy about the appropriate decision rules for defining cases (Seiler, 1973). In order to resolve this controversy, structured diagnostic interviews appropriate for use in community surveys were developed in the late 1970s. The Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS; Robins, Helzer, Croughan, Williams, & Spitzer, 1981) was the first of these instruments. Dimensional screening scales continued to be widely used to screen for mental illness in primary care (Goldberg, 1972) and to assess symptom severity and treatment effectiveness among patients in treatment for mental disorders (Derogatis, 1977) even after the introduction of the DIS. However, psychiatric epidemiologists, influenced by t[...]
Mon, 17 May 2010 10:59:00 +0000Clinical depression goes beyond sadness. It's more than having a bad day or coping with a major loss such as the death of a parent, grandparent, or even a favorite pet. It's also not a personal weakness or a character flaw. Youth suffering from clinical depression cannot simply "snap out of it."As many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents may have depression. Two-thirds of children with mental health problems do not get the help they need. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds and the sixth leading cause of death for 5- to 15-year-olds.Depression is a brain disorder (mental illness) that affects the entire body. Depression affects the way one feels, thinks, and acts. Early-onset depression in children can lead to school failure, alcohol or other drug use, and even suicide. Fortunately, it is highly treatable.Misconceptions There are two main misconceptions about childhood depression. The first actually applies to both adults and children. This misconception is that someone can just get over depression. Clinical depression is more than just feeling "blue." Everyone can feel "down" from time to time. This can be attributed to stress or unhappiness with some aspect of their life. While depression may appear similar to these down moods, it is much more pervasive and can even be life threatening. Clinical depression also is not triggered by a single event in a person's life.The second misconception is that children do not have any reason to be depressed.Childhood is viewed as a carefree period of life. Adults forget that children are essentially powerless and have no control over their lives. Children also have to deal with peer acceptance, school life, and any pressures or expectations that their parents have. This can be a difficult situation to live with day to day.Risk Factors In childhood, boys and girls appear to be at equal risk for depressive disorders; but during adolescence, girls are twice as likely as boys to develop depression. Diagnosis of depression in children is not as clear-cut as it is for other ailments. There are no tests that can be given which will positively say that an individual has depression, much less pinpoint the causes. Studies have shown that certain children have risk factors in their lives which could predispose them to depression or "trigger" depression. Some of the recognized risk factors are:• Stress • Cigarette smoking • A loss of a parent or loved one • Break-up of a romantic relationship • Attention, conduct, or learning disorders • Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes • Abuse or neglect • Other trauma, including natural disasters However, some infants exhibit depressive symptoms at an early age before most of these factors come into play, so an argument can be made for depression being wholly chemical in some children. Researchers also feel that children inherit a predisposition to depression and anxiety, but that environmental triggers are necessary to elicit the first episode of major depression.Family history and genetics can have a connection to whether a child develops depression. Factors associated with childhood depression include inconsistent parenting, stressful life experiences, and a negative way of viewing the world. Research suggests that parental patterns of irritability and withdrawal lead to low self-esteem in the child, and this poor self-image predisposes the child to depression. Childhood depression is also associated with a family history of mood disorders and with the existence of other psychiatric conditions. If a parent has had childhood or recurrent depression, the child is at an even high[...]
Mon, 17 May 2010 10:36:00 +0000How do women experience depression?Depression is more common among women than among men. Biological, life cycle, hormonal and psychosocial factors unique to women may be linked to women’s higher depression rate.Researchers have shown that hormones directly afect brain chemistry that controls emotions and mood. For example, women are particularly vulnerable to depression ater giving birth, when hormonal and physical changes, along with the new responsibility of caring for a newborn, can be overwhelming. Many new mothers experience a brief episode of the “baby blues,” but some will develop postpartum depression, a much more serious condition that requires active treatment and emotional support for the new mother. Some studies suggest that women who experience postpartum depression oten have had prior depressive episodes.Some women may also be susceptible to a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), sometimes called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition resulting from the hormonal changes that typically occur around ovulation and before menstruation begins. During the transition into menopause, some women experience an increased risk for depression. Scientists are exploring how the cyclical rise and fall of estrogen and other hormones may afect the brain chemistry that is associated with depressive illness.Finally, many women face the additional stresses of work and home responsibilities, caring for children and aging parents, abuse, poverty, and relationship strains. It remains unclear why some women faced with enormous challenges develop depression, while others with similar challenges do not.How do men experience depression?Men oten experience depression diferently than women and may have diferent ways of coping with the symptoms. Men are more likely to acknowledge having fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in once-pleasurable activities, and sleep disturbances, whereas women are more likely to admit to feelings of sadness, worthlessness and/or excessive guilt.Men are more likely than women to turn to alcohol or drugs when they are depressed, or become frustrated, discouraged, irritable, angry and sometimes abusive. Some men throw themselves into their work to avoid talking about their depression with family or friends, or engage in reckless, risky behavior. And even though more women attempt suicide, many more men die by suicide in the United States.How do older adults experience depression?Depression is not a normal part of aging, and studies show that most seniors feel satisied with their lives, despite increased physical ailments. However, when older adults do have depression, it may be overlooked because seniors may show diferent, less obvious symptoms, and may be less inclined to experience or acknowledge feelings of sadness or grief.In addition, older adults may have more medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke or cancer, which may cause depressive symptoms, or they may be taking medications with side efects that contribute to depression. Some older adults may experience what some doctors call vascular depression, also called arteriosclerotic depression or subcortical ischemic depression. Vascular depression may result when blood vessels become less flexible and harden over time, becoming constricted. Such hardening of vessels prevents normal blood low to the body’s organs, including the brain. hose with vascular depression may have, or be at risk for, a co-existing cardiovascular illness or stroke.Although many people assume that the highest rates of suicide are among the young, older white males age 85 and older actually have the highest suicid[...]
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000Summary:L-theanine, naturally occuring in green tea, proves effective in dealing with anxiety sypmtoms and providing anxiety relief.Keywords:anxiety, natural anxiety treatment, anxiety attack, anxiety cure, anti-anxiety, overcoming anxiety Article Body:L-Theanine, naturally occurring in green tea, proves effective in dealing with anxiety symptoms and providing anxiety reliefAnxiety is a state of intense fear, uncertainty, uneasiness, or apprehension due to anticipation of an imagined or real threatening future event. Anxiety can be both physically and psychologically devastating to the Anxiety sufferer's life. Anxiety is often sub-categorized according to the focus of the perceived threat. There is social anxiety, separation anxiety, dating anxiety, performance anxiety, math anxiety, etc. Stress and anxiety often go hand in hand and can result in anxiety depression as the individual feels powerless to receive any anxiety help.There are a variety of anti-anxiety treatments to consider in overcoming anxiety. For some, anxiety medications prove to be a source of anxiety relief. Other's prefer not to use any of the anti-anxiety drugs and opt for more natural cures for anxiety management. These may include herbs for anxiety, acupuncture anxiety treatments, anxiety vitamins, aromatherapy for anxiety relief, even hypnosis has has proved beneficial overcoming anxiety.This article discusses the perhaps little known amino acid L-Theanine as a natural remedy for anxiety relief.L-Theanine is a unique free form amino acid found only in the tea plant and in the mushrooms Xerocomus badius and certain species of genus Camellia, C. japonica and C. sasanqua. Often drinkers of green tea report a feeling of calmness they feel after ingesting a cup or two even though green tea has roughly half the caffeine of coffee. This is due to the high L-Theanine content.In addition to reducing anxiety symptoms, studies have shown L-Theanine may be effective in promoting concentration, supporting the immune system, improving learning performance, lowering blood pressure, increasing formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, and increasing brain dopamine levels among other positive benefits with no known downside.Studies in cooperation with Taiyo Kagaku Co., The University of Shizuoka, and The Family Planning Institute of Japan have shown that women taking 200 mg L-Theanine daily have lower incidence of PMS symptoms. These symptoms include physical, mental, and social symptoms. Overall, a significant alleviation of PMS symptoms by L-Theanine was observed. While still under investigation, L-Theanine appears to have a role in the formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA). GABA blocks release of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, playing a key role in the relaxation effect. Everyone knows the effects stress and anxiety can have on an individual's physical state of well-being. Fascinating neurochemistry research has revealed that given a shot of GABA essentially turned back the clocks in the brains of older monkeys, whose brain function briefly operated at levels normally seen in monkeys less than half their age.GABA, or gamma-amino butyric acid, is a neurotransmitter chemical that is essential for optimizing how brain cells transmit messages to each other and acts to put a damper on unwanted brain signaling activity. Although GABA's age-related decline has not been documented in humans, a host of studies in mammals, including other primates, suggests that a similar process is at work in people.Monkeys ages 26 and 32 -- considered old age for monke[...]
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Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000Summary:Everybody gets the blues once in a while. It’s normal to feel sad on a rainy day, get sentimental over a lost love, or feel so terribly lonely during really low moments of your life. But once depression gets out of hand, it can wreak havoc on your mental state and drive you to such emotional lows - to the point that you might seriously choose ending your life. So if you think you’re experiencing extreme emotional lows, then you’d better do something about it. What are...Keywords:depressionArticle Body:Everybody gets the blues once in a while. It’s normal to feel sad on a rainy day, get sentimental over a lost love, or feel so terribly lonely during really low moments of your life. But once depression gets out of hand, it can wreak havoc on your mental state and drive you to such emotional lows - to the point that you might seriously choose ending your life. So if you think you’re experiencing extreme emotional lows, then you’d better do something about it. What are the signs of depression?1. Feeling sad without any apparent reason.2. Getting mad at anything, everything, anyone, and everyone around you.3. Thinking that your life is getting nowhere.4. Feeling that whatever you do is not enough.5. Feeling that you’re not good enough for anything.6. Always feeling tired.7. Feeling that there is no more hope for whatever troubles you.8. Feeling that you don’t deserve to live in this world anymore. These are some of the most common symptoms of depression. Recognizing these telltale signs can help lead you to take action before it becomes more serious. Knowing the root cause of these symptoms further boosts the chance of recovery. Whatever the reason behind depression, it is always related to your state of mind, environment, and/or present circumstance. You may feel low if you are facing issues on work, marriage, or your financial status. The process of resolving these issues, however important, will inevitably result in stress and/or body aches. Emotional pain coupled with physical ills can really affect the way you view your life. Another cause of depression is bad experiences: the death of someone important, loss of something significant, or similar unpleasant experiences that would haunt you for a long time. This could mean a humiliating event at your workplace or school, traumatic environment at home, etc. The best way to treat depression is to think positively. Thinking negatively about an already gloomy situation would only aggravate your mental state. It’s not the end of the world, and there’s a solution to every problem, yours included. Moping and sulking about it won’t do any good. Unfortunately, not all people see it that way. This is when depression starts to settle in. You think you’re the unluckiest person alive. No one is there when you need help the most. It’s better to die than suffer all the injustice being delivered to you. Going to a psychiatrist to ask for help is one step toward finding the cure for depression. Various drugs can help you cope. However, these medications treat not the actual cause of depression, but only the symptoms. Complete recovery rests solely on your ability to have a positive outlook in life. Admittedly, this is easier said than done, so going to a psychiatrist doesn’t immediately mean that you’re going to ask medication for your depression. You could also ask your psychiatrist for help in developing a positive outlook and in controlling your depressive mood swings. Depression is a serious matter. It causes emotional and mental breakdown[...]
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000Summary:“Which of you by worrying can add a single hair to your head?” Jesus.“That thing I so worried about has eventually happened to me” Job.“Anxiety depression from worry is that great modern plague” Anonymous.From the quotes above, needless to say friends, to overcome anxiety depression, we’ve got to break the worry-habit. Let’s see how we can be worry-free today folks.Keywords:Anxiety DepressionArticle Body:From a religious stand-point, Jesus once asked his 12 disciples: “Which of you by worrying can add a single strand of hair to your head?” Now, you may be of a religious background or maybe not, but, think about that statement and you’d see why worrying, a main symptom of anxiety depression is quite unnecessary. Reduced to its simplest form, what is worry? It is simply an unhealthy and destructive mental habit that- believe it or not folks-you were not born with but simply acquired out of practice. The good news is, with aggressive actions, as with any habit and acquired attitude; we can be worry free and eliminate it from our lives successfully. In the words of Dr. Smiley Blanton, a noted Psychiatrist: “Anxiety depression is the great modern plague.” Other psychologists go on to say ‘worry’ a noted symptom of any form of depression, is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. When we worry excessively, we disintegrate our inner workings as humans and really put a lot of things out of order. Needless to say avoiding worry as a step of treating depression and anxiety will be the first step for our own benefit.Anxiety Depression: Steps to take to be Worry Free: The following steps should be used to deal with anxiety depression and its main symptom, worry. When used wisely and effectively, you will inevitably be successful at these natural depression help techniques.1. Practice Mind-drainage: Empty your mind of pessimistic and negative thoughts, especially before going to and after waking up from sleep. This involves some degree of imagination friends. (the same imagination-mind you-that you are actually using to aggravate your present situations…didn’t realize that eh?). This mind-draining strategy cannot be overemphasized as I will let you know, if you fear something for a long period of time, it may actually come to pass. “For the thing which I feared has come upon me…” (Job 3:25)2. Fill up the mind with powerful thoughts of faith and success to fill up the vacuum now left in the mind. You become a worrier by practicing it, you can be worry-free by practicing the opposite.3. Say positive things about those things you previously spoke negatively of.4. Never participate in a worry conversation. Induce your conversation with faith and worry-free statements. 5. Make friends with optimistic people, practice prayer and meditation. 6. Exercise and eat right. You’ll be making yourself look and feel better and consequently stronger through the process for overcoming depression, anxiety and becoming worry free. No one is saying things will be automatically changed overnight. No, it takes work. However with direct and equally aggressive actions as the destructive worry habits one may be indulging in, anxiety depression can be overcome and you too can be worry free if you believe in your mind you can.[...]
Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000Summary:Since, Hawaii offers a safe and tropical atmosphere, it is very ideal for visitors to enjoy spa treatments. The Hawaii spas offer different types of massages and therapies like the hydrotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, normal spa treatments, reflexology and therapeutic massage to provide health and wellness, sports massage, clinical massage and deep tissue massage integrating the body and the mind.Keywords:spa, spas, day spa, infrared spa, Hawaii spa, health resort spas, spa yoga, spa types, health spas, spa treatmentArticle Body:Hawaii is frequented by travelers very often since it is considered to be a tropical paradise. Hawaii offers a lot to its visitors and it is very popular. Apart from the beautiful ocean views and sandy beaches, Hawaii is a famous destination of spas. The local environment of Hawaii is really great and is very much known for the friendly hospitality shown towards the visitors or travelers. Since, Hawaii offers a safe and tropical atmosphere, it is very ideal for visitors to enjoy spa treatments. Several locations of Hawaii like the Kauai, Molokai, Oahu, lanai, Maui and the big island are very famous for the spas. The Hawaii spas offer different types of massages and therapies like the hydrotherapy, neuromuscular therapy, normal spa treatments, reflexology and therapeutic massage to provide health and wellness, sports massage, clinical massage and deep tissue massage integrating the body and the mind.They also offer exotic forms of massage treatments branching out from the eastern styles of massages like the Reiki, Jin shin, Thai, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, shiatsu, acupressure and aromatherapy. More advanced natural healing practices like the acupuncture or chiropractic therapies are also offered.Lomi Lomi massage offered in the spas is the traditional massage technique of Hawaii. The techniques of Lomi Lomi massage vary with the family, region and island and it was earlier conducted with intention and prayer. Ancient Polynesian settlers got their own kind of massage form that evolved to be something unique to Hawaii practiced from child to chief by every one. Today Lomi Lomi other wise known as loving hands is very popular and common massage form practiced all over the world especially in Hawaii, Europe and Japan.Traditionally learnt practitioners of the Lomi Lomi massage do not willingly work in any spa or massage parlor, as they treat only selected clients in a private and quiet setting often in their own homes. While treating them the clients may be asked to pray, change their diet plans, meditate and made to do their own activities apart from the massage therapy provided to them. It is a holistic way of healing tradition beyond just simple massage technique. Before performing the massage, the therapist will offer prayer to make the healing process effective and efficient. Then it is believed that the ancient spirit and wisdom of Aloha will guide, inspire and heal the clients towards their true potential. The lomi lomi massage provides a unique experience overwhelming the mind with sensation when it is done with intuitive movements, rhythm, breathing and focused intentional long and flowing strokes. It is said to cover a broader area of the body by working out the muscles encouraging the consistent flow of harmony and love and at the same time washing away harmful patterns, memories, thoughts and behaviors from the cells of the bodies. When the positive energy is allowed to flow uninterrupted, the body on the whole is hea[...]
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Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:13:00 +0000Summary:Depression can come on us at any time of the year. Sometimes, holidays are the worst times for those that feel this down-in-the-dumps fear and worry and things just seem to happen to make us feel gloomy and sad. Note that this feeling happens to all of us at one time or another. How to recognize the feeling and know what to do about it is the purpose of this article. No one can or should ignore this feeling. It is universal and the blues are very much ingrained in our wor...Keywords:depression, anxiety, help, sadArticle Body:Depression can come on us at any time of the year. Sometimes, holidays are the worst times for those that feel this down-in-the-dumps fear and worry and things just seem to happen to make us feel gloomy and sad. Note that this feeling happens to all of us at one time or another. How to recognize the feeling and know what to do about it is the purpose of this article. No one can or should ignore this feeling. It is universal and the blues are very much ingrained in our world. Music and movies are legendary in handling this subject. If the feeling is too overwhelming, then sometimes professional help is the desired action. We will just talk here about the funk of depression, the knotted thinking that nothing is right and it will only get worse. The following things are suggested to help: 1. Laughing is the best medicine is an old adage, but so true. It is amazing how when you are depressed, just laughing about something and releasing the stress, can make you feel better. If you are having trouble finding something to laugh about, maybe you can find some people to keep close that cheer you up, that you can call when you feel bad, those who you know will let you apply the "strength in numbers" theory. Invite a few good friends over just to talk and have an appetizer and you will see how much better you feel afterwards. 2. Listening to music is another key to overcoming depression. If you can just relax and let the type of music you love drift over you and enter your senses, you will find that you calm down and feel better. Even as babies in the womb, we respond to music. Maybe you will find you want to get up and dance and there is nothing wrong with that - even without a partner! Just move to the beat and let all your stress flow out of your fingertips and toes. 3. Do some work and you will find you feel less depressed. There is something about a clean bathroom, living room, or kitchen that gives most women a sense of pride and order and joy. Men sometimes enjoy doing some of the same work and experiencing the same attitudes. The point is you just need to get out and do something that moves your body. Maybe you can shoot hoops in the driveway, ride a bicycle through the neighborhood and say "HI" to a few of your neighbors. There is something to be said for just watching a sunset and realizing how mighty the world is and how we are just one part of it. That sometimes seems to put our troubles more in perspective. 4. While we are on that thought, why not try prayer when you feel depressed? Try helping out someone less fortunate. Think of hospital patients and know that they most likely have things worse than you. Yet, you see happier children and adults in some of the worst settings in the hospital. Count your blessings. Hug someone or maybe go through some old pictures of happy times with your family. Doing productive activities will always perk you up.[...]