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What Is Depression? How To Overcome Depression? How To Overcome Dysthymia, And Anxiety?



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How to Overcome Depression

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:01:00 +0000

Knowing 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[...]



Do You Have Adult Separation Anxiety?

Tue, 22 May 2012 19:21:00 +0000

Childhood 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/.[...]



Substance Abuse can cause Depression

Sat, 25 Dec 2010 19:35:00 +0000

Negative effects of drug and alcohol use on one’s life

Aside from medical conditions and terminal illnesses such as cancer or others that involve diseases of the body’s vital organs, there is no public health threat that is more serious on a global scale than substance abuse. In the US alone, there are roughly 40 million annually reported cases of serious illnesses associated with substance abuse as well as death due to overdose. It’s obvious that drug and alcohol use affects the individual emotionally, mentally, and physically, but there are other consequences involved as well.

What many individuals overlook when they are suffering from alcohol and drug addiction is that their families suffer as well from their compulsive behavior. Additionally, individuals who are wrapped up in their addictions run the risk of losing their jobs, having failed relationships, and encountering severe legal consequences as well. So substance abuse results in much more than just the physiological and psychological consequences. Let’s not forget the fact that there can also be spiritual issues involved as well for some individuals.

Long-term emotional effects

There are numerous drug rehab California facilities available today that treat all levels of substance abuse whether it is alcohol or drugs. The harsh reality is that the traditional facilities, or those that rely on the more conventional treatment methods and recovery therapies while addressing substance addiction with a one-size-fits-all approach with their clients. Unfortunately, these addiction treatment and recovery centers overlook the long-term emotional effects that result from substance abuse. One of the key side effects of alcohol and drug abuse is that depression results.

It is well known that depression is a common side effect and can progress to the point where the individual eventually becomes suicidal. Additionally, there are other long-term emotional effects that can result including black outs, confusion and disillusionment with one’s life, delusions, drug-induced psychosis, long-term or short-term memory loss, and paranoia. Along with suicidal tendencies, a person can display homicidal tendencies as well.

Ways to avoid this

For many individuals, it is difficult for them to identify when they truly have a problem with substance abuse. In many instances, the person is in denial or the addiction has progressed to the extent that the individual is no longer in control of their life. The alcohol or drug is in complete control and getting high becomes their sole reason for existing. For the addicted individual, the most difficult decision that they will have to make is recognizing that they have a problem and then outwardly admitting they do.

Today, there are a number of sober living California organizations and facilities that can help the addicted individual overcome their suffering. Additionally, if you live in the greater Los Angeles area, there are numerous Alcohol rehab Orange County facilities that are available to help you or a loved one. What you want to remember is that the longer you procrastinate, the more dangerous substance addiction becomes, not only to you but the people around you as well.


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So You Think You Know How To Deal With Depression

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 22:10:00 +0000

Depression 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.

There are many different types of depression and the same thing won't work on all of them. Understand that I am not a doctor and none of this is medical advice. If you have been depressed for an extended period of time and / or are having feelings of hopelessness and suicide, you should see a qualified medical professional as soon as possible. If this is not the case and you want to try to battle minor depression by yourself, here are some things you can do.

The first area to concentrate on is your health. If your body is not healthy it can have an affect on your mind. Start eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and start a regular exercise routine. These will both help you feel better which in turn can help your depression. The next thing to do is make sure you stay active. Even though you don't feel like it, you need to get out of the house and do things. The worst thing you can do is stay home and shut out the outside world. This tends to deepen depression, not make it better. By socializing with close friends and family, you give your mind a chance to move away from whatever is causing the depression, even if it is just a short amount of time. Every minute you are able to not depressed and not dwell on the cause of your depression is a minute closer to being cured.



Finally, you need to make sure you get enough sleep. If your body does not have enough rest it will be more likely to get sick and have a direct effect on your mental state of being. To go along with this, make sure you aren't doing unhealthy things. These include excessive intake of alcohol and other stimulants like caffeine and even sugar. Some people start drinking heavily when they get depressed and this actually can make a depression worse instead of better. You also are more likely to make poor decisions when you are drinking.

Remember; the first one who should help you is yourself, you should seek for an immediate help if you don't notice any improve in your bad feelings, visiting a doctor could be the best option for your safety.
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Methods To Conquer Depression

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:51:00 +0000

Depression 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.

You have to understand that depression is more than just being down and sad. It can include symptoms like loss of interest in the things that you use to enjoy and may include difficulties of sleeping, loss of energy as well as weight loss. Not only that, it may also include thoughts of death or committing suicide, thus it is important for you to not wait for depression to destroy your life before seeking treatment.

Exercising your mind and body

Indeed, your thoughts, your emotions as well as your physical self will be drained with depression and finding ways to overcome depression as early as possible can be a wise move. You may start with some simple steps like having regular exercise to help you ease off the tension in your body. Meditation is also a good way to help you learn proper breathing and learning how to relax. It will also help you empty your mind and make you stay calmer.

Finding support groups

Finding support groups, from families, friends, to people suffering from the same disorder is also one of the good ways to overcome depression and manage its effects in your life. Talking about your disorder with people going through the same problem will also help you find new strength in dealing with the symptoms of depression.

Medical treatment

Medical treatment for depression often involves antidepressant medications, SSRIs and some anti-anxiety medications, although experts often recommend getting therapies together with medications and not just rely on drugs itself to successfully fight depression.

Psychotherapy and NLP

One of the most effective ways to overcome depression is through psychotherapy. In fact, psychotherapy is considered the most effective treatment for depression and other anxiety disorders and problems. Although there are many psychotherapy techniques used in treating depression, addiction and anxiety disorders
, NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is found to have quick results when it comes to overcoming depression. NLP also allows you to overcome depression without having to take drugs and of course, a much healthier way to combat this disorder.

Not only does NLP help you fight your depression but also helps you in improving your life from your career, to interpersonal relationships and in gaining more self-confidence and self-esteem. Aside from depression, it also helps you overcome other hard to break habits as well as fears and phobias.

Aside from NLP, hypnotherapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT are also other effective techniques that are used in overcoming depression, anxiety disorders
as well as treating phobias and fears.

Indeed, you can find more and more effective ways to help yourself overcoming depression, but the first step is to try to seek help, because when you do that, that will mean that you are aware and could do the best to help yourself.

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Get Over Depression Without Any Medications

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:27:00 +0000

Any 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.

Many times, mild depression can often be successfully self-managed. Depression treatment without drugs can involve many different approaches. Natural remedies and herbs for depression can help you feel more motivated to try new things and make positive life changes that you really want.

All that being said, natural treatments do work, they can be as beneficial if not more so than traditional medications, and the costs are not near as difficult to meet. Natural treatments include the use of herbs, botanicals, vitamins and other known nutritive substances. Taken either alone or in a supplement with other related nutrients, these treatments can be a true asset for sufferers.

One of the ways on how to overcome depression without medication includes herbs such as Chamomile known for its gentle relief of sleep problems. Dried Chamomile flower leaves are put in a cup and boiling water is poured over them to make a sweet tea. It is also known as a fever reducer and can boost metabolism and mood.

Dandelion is used in salads and as tea. Its roots are often used as a coffee substitute. The B vitamins' it contains supports the health of all internal systems. The leaves and roots of the Dandelion are used in supplements to treat liver, gall bladder, kidney, and joint problems. Because internal systems are working better, Dandelion may provide some relief of Depression and Anxiety problems.

B vitamins such as Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Pyridoxine provide relief of memory and mental functioning ability, supports a healthy nervous system, eases symptoms of depression and one Biotin in particular tends to help stabilize blood sugar, which improves metabolism, and finally depressive issues.

Omega 3/DHA Esters are found in fish oil and other foods as well. One of the purest and most effective sources of Omega 3 fatty acids is the Hoki fish found in the cold southern oceans of New Zealand. The oil comes from the body of the fish.

With all of these supplements, herbs, and vitamins on how to overcome depression without medication - in order to get the highest quality and most effective ones, they should be of pharmaceutical grade ingredients. To further ensure the purity and efficacy of supplements, the metabolic paths of each ingredient should have been evaluated at the molecular level and the interactions of the ingredients monitored.

This entire process will as already stated ensure the purity of the supplements, but it will further let you know that what is said to be in the supplements is actually in the particular one you are taking.
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Get Over Depression and Anxiety Very Easily

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 21:00:00 +0000

The 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.

Number 1: Inform the people you trust about your condition. This way, you can always have someone by your side whenever you feel anxious, worried, sad, hopeless or lonely. Having a support group can also be a big help in getting rid of anxiety and depression.


Number 2: You can go to a psychologist or therapist for consultations. Therapies have been developed and popularized specifically for dealing with depression and anxiety disorder. It will only take you a few sessions before you can get rid of these two mental ailments.

Number 3: Exercise as a part of your daily routine. It has been proven that regular exercise can help the body in producing serotonin and dopamine, which are chemicals essential for the feeling known as "pleasure".

Now, there are many types of exercises you can do. You can jog around your neighborhood or take a 15-minute brisk walk at the park. You can also try playing a good music and dance to it with your family members or friends. This way, you can enjoy, while staying in shape and getting rid of depression and anxiety disorder.

Number 5: You may also try to learn how to meditate. Deep guided meditation is a form of art that is recognized and practiced by many individuals for more than a thousand years. It has been proven to be effective in getting rid of many types of health problems aside from depression and anxiety disorder. It is also affordable and less time consuming. If you are new on this, you can start mediating for 3 minutes, and after a while you could expand it to 20 or 30 minutes per time.
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Great Tips To Get Over Depression

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:52:00 +0000

Depression 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:

1. Having self confidence and positive label to you yourself. Find back your self confidence is great start to overcome your depression and try to see you yourself with positive way. Then, how to make positive label? You must believe and convince yourself that you are awesome person, having good personality, having great skill, and you must rid negative thought to yourself and look back your successful.
2. Keep fighting and do not ever give up. Sometime, when depression comes in our life, our mind is covered by guilty feeling. Just calm yourself and try to think that there is still opportunity to fix it in the future. Don’t let your past follows your step, just forget it and look forward for your future. The past could not be changed and remember that the future is a golden chance. What you can do for this? First, try to make plan, what you must fix to overcome depress, second, re plan your goal, third make short goal as part of your long term goal. Those steps must be realistic. You can start from today by using resource you have and the place you live now. Avoid making unrealistic plan because it is not easy to reach it.
3. Limiting unsatisfied feeling. We know that depression comes from life’s pressure. Then, what make those pressures? Feeling not satisfied to your self has two effects, positive and negative effect but and it depend how to use it. Positive effect would build and encourage good satisfied feeling. It is because we need it to support us and give us more energy and spirit to look forward. Positive effect of depression could make us change, making new innovation, changing goal, improving skill, build positive character. It is better than you feel depression and blame other people.
4. Improving relationship. Sometime, we sink in the routine and forget to improve relationship. Relationship zone you must improve are; relationship to you yourself by self controlling, meditation and dialogue to you yourself; relationship to other; relationship to God.
5. Increasing tolerance. Sometime, we can’t tolerance what our fault while we demand perfection from other. Actually, we must try to build tolerance because it will improve our personality.

Just have your own decision, try some new activities, but focus on things you like. Don't try ever to look back what happened is already happened and you have all the future between your hands. Look forward . Believe in God.

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Top 5 Methods to Help You Get Over Depression

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 20:45:00 +0000

Nobody 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!

Here are the top five strategies to overcome your depression and regain your life:

1. Talk about it. If you find yourself unable to concentrate on anything, have lost your appetite, or are over-eating, try talking to a family member or trusted friend.

* Because you're depressed, you may not be able to get the help you need alone, so enlisting someone you trust is important.
* Don't feel embarrassed to talk about it. Chances are the people you confide in will know more about depression than you think.

2. Seek professional help. Many people avoid this for what they feel are good reasons: "My insurance won't cover it," or, "I can't afford it." In today's society, this is simply untrue.

* Many insurance companies do offer compensation for depression treatment because it's widely known as a serious medical condition. Plus, they aren't allowed to release treatment information to your employer.

* Even if you don't have medical insurance, many mental health centers or hospitals offer treatment free or on a sliding scale based on your income so that it can be affordable. Seek out help for your depression - it's the best thing you can do!

3. Become involved. Some people who suffer from depression find that the more they help others, the more they help themselves.

* For instance, a woman who was consumed with depression went to school and became a licensed therapist. Through her sessions with people, she was able to use her own depression experience to heal others.

* Volunteer at a local center for seniors or abused families. Many people in these centers tend to be depressed and working with them can give you insight on how to make yourself feel better.

4. Exercise. Surprisingly, exercise can help you feel better. The energy your body gets from yoga, walking, jogging, swimming, and fitness center exercise will help you immensely.

* The endorphins released during exercise can bring relief from your depression and give you the motivation to fight it.

* Enlist a friend if you don't want to exercise alone.

5. Get a pet. Animals of all sorts have been shown to help people with depression. Caring for a pet strengthens your ability to take on responsibilities. Plus, pets are joyful and can put a smile on your face!

* Even if you have allergies, there are many breeds of cats and dogs that don't produce allergens.

Using these tips can help you fight your depression, but the most important one is to seek professional help. A good therapist can suggest more techniques to help overcome your depression. Take these tips as suggestions and add your own creative spin to best suit your needs.

No advice can replace a full examination by your doctor. Depression comes in many forms and determining a plan of treatment for your individual needs is required.

If you're concerned about medication and side effects, there are also many homeopathic remedies available today that you can discuss with your health professional. Make a list of your concerns and share them during the exam. This way you'll be actively involved in choosing a treatment plan.

With some will, forgiveness to yourself, and a good plan with a therapist depression could be treated very effectively, just don't give up, will is every thing.
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How to Get Over Depression Effectively

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:51:00 +0000

Everybody 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.
Many have thought that this emotional problem is not that serious to worry about. Studies have proven that this state of depression can be an illness and must be treated. Some depressed people may go to a physician for check up and consultation. It could be more advisable if the person would see a therapist.
Most depression therapists are very good in finding the reason why a person became depressed. The process in which a therapist treats depression is through emotional and psychological approach. On the other hand, a doctor will recommend patients to take anti depressant medicines. There are instances that have happened where a doctor treating a patient for depression was involved in such controversies where improper medications were applied.
An expert for depression would classify a depressed person if he shows some symptoms of significant weight loss, increase in appetite, loss of agility, or weight gain because of excessive eating. Others who are depressed may also encounter problems in sleeping or insomnia, over sleeping, decrease of sexual interest, and the lack of interest in lifestyle activities.
Some indications of depression may also come in a more emotional approach like the feeling of sadness and boredom, feeling of being a useless individual, the feeling of guilt to oneself, the feeling of being undecided to some simple decisions, and the decrease of the ability of the mind to think and concentrate. The most frightening symptoms of depression may come if a person is always thinking of his death or an individual wants to commit suicide.

Here are some ways to deal with depression in a personal approach:
1. A person must force himself to go outside. Do not even bother if the climate is not that good. Try to have a walk outside, read a book, or even try to write a poem. This can be an effective idea to overcome the depression rather than staying on the room alone.
2. It is always better if there are people that will support the person in depression. It is recommended that a person seek for a friend or a companion while he is still in the stage of recovering depression. If the individual is not use to this kind of therapy, the Internet should be a very good resort to find ways how to find ways to treat this kind of illness. It could be a little awkward to find some other people who are experiencing depression, but there is the possibility that there are others out there that can relate.
3. It is advisable for the individual to write what he feels at the moment. If there are no friends to tell what the problems are, he may try writing about the feeling so that the hatred or sadness will subside. Holding the feeling can just add more depression.
4. Meditation can be a good tool to overcome the depression. Deep breathing and good relaxation can relieve anxiety and pressure that may lead to depression.
Depression can be treated if the person realizes that he must also do his part on overcoming the illness. If you think all these methods can't do any good in helping you, or you have already tried some of them without a satisfying results, so, I would recommend you to visit a doctor or a therapist as soon as possible.

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5 Methods to Overcome Depression After a Break Up

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 20:48:00 +0000

Almost 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:

1. Eat well and healthy. Steer clear of junk foods and processed sugars, and eat mostly fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. If you have trouble with your appetite, try carrying around healthy snack foods to eat throughout the day. If the opposite is true and you overeat, try limiting your intake to meals, and be sure you aren't eating while distracted, like in front of the TV. Set a time to stop eating in the evening.

2. Try taking supplements. It is always advisable to consult your health care provider before trying new supplements. A food based multivitamin is a good start, as well as calcium if you need additional calcium, and fish oil. Fish oil has many physical benefits including the promotion of healthy brain function. L-theanine is a good anti-anxiety natural supplement, and 5 HTP (hydroxytryptophan) is a helpful natural antidepressant that increases serotonin, a mood regulating brain neurotransmitter.

3. Exercise regularly. Consult your physician to determine the appropriate level of physical activity for you, then adopt a regular cardiovascular-focused plan. This type of exercise releases endorphins into the body through the sustained elevation of heart rate. Try working up to 45 minutes 5 times a week. Not only will you feel better emotionally, but your physical health and body image will improve.

4. See a counselor to talk things out. Spend time with friends and family who can be supportive as well. A professional ear can be valuable and the feedback very beneficial. It may be helpful to have someone to help you sort out what went wrong in your relationship and how to avoid repeating future negative patterns in relationships.

5. Practice self care on a daily basis. Write a list for a daily activities that you like to do, cross every activity when you finish it, and when you finish the whole list make a new one.


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How to Overcome Depression After having Divorce

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 20:41:00 +0000

When 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.

If you are facing divorce, you must know that it is totally uncharted territory. It not only represents the loss of a relationship, but also of shared commitments and dreams. The world around you is disrupted, from responsibilities and routines, your relationships with the extended family to your home, your friends and even your own identity. You will find yourself wondering: What if I don't find someone else and end up alone? What does the future hold for me? True, all these questions hurt, but if you still find yourself mourning after months have passed, its time for treating depression the right way. Here are a few ways you can cure depression naturally:

* Accept the fact that it's the end of your marriage: Once you accept the fact that your relationship is no more, it will become easier to deal with it. Understand that it is ok to have varied emotions such as anger, betrayal, sadness, grief, frustration and confusion. Anxiousness about what the future holds is also common. Acceptance of these feeling will help you to fight the depression. Even if your marriage was not happy, thinking about life without your ex can make you distraught.
* Convince yourself to take a break: You are not a superman or a superwoman, right? Accept the fact that you are going through a difficult time and will not be able to behave as you normally do. Your productivity at work, your congeniality with friends and family or your eagerness to do daily chores may not be as high as before. That is normal. Give yourself time to heal. Snapping out of divorce depression is not easy. But you will move on, with time.
* Share: You had a divorce alone. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to fight depression alone. For fighting severe depression arising out of divorce, you need all the love and support you can get. Don't shun family and friends at this time. Talk to them, go out with them and let them into your life. Joining a support group of people in the same situation as you is a natural cure for depression. Do not get isolated.

Divorce is hard even if the marriage wasn't successful. Getting over depression from divorce will take concerted effort from your side. Just be merciful towards yourself. Because, just time and love will help you beating depression.

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How to Overcome Severe Depression

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 21:14:00 +0000

Till 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 :

1. Irritated, sad and angry mood all day.

2. Sleeping disorders Insomnia (conditions of sleeplessness) or Hypersomnia (conditions of over sleeping more than 20 hours a day) almost everyday.

3. Illusions, patient may hear sounds that a normal person does not. Inability to distinguish between reality and imagination.

4. Poor appetite as a result of which weight loss or weight gain.

5. Decreased interest in all the enjoyable activities.

6. Baseless feelings of illness.

7. Suicidal thoughts start developing in your mind, suicidal attempts by patient.

8. Inability to concentrate on even small things.

The best way to get over severe depression is to go for proper treatment at the right time. So many treatment methods are available to get over severe depression. One of the most commonly used methods are Medication, medicines and drugs are used in this form of treatment method. It is a good but not the best way to get over severe depression as there are so many side effects associated with it. The chance of relapsing with this type of depression is very much.

Psychotherapy is one of the best methods to get over severe depression. Psychotherapy responds very well to all forms of depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy are the best psychotherapy methods. Various mood swings and behavior of the patient is monitored, a specialist talks to the patient and looks at those things that are the reasons for depression in the patient. This method does not respond to all the patients.

ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) is also a very best method to get over severe depression. The best thing about this method is, it responds to those patients that do not respond to Medication and psychotherapy treatment methods. It is the fastest treatment method to get over depression. It is a bit expensive method as compare to the other methods. Those that have gone through this method have nothing to say against it. There are some fake rumors about ECT that it is not the best way to cure depression, that's the reason it is not as common as other treatment methods.

Other good method which could be done at home is to have a warm bath, classic music, have a daily workout and training as it is a proven way to convert your stress into a sweat, these methods are also proven and could give you amazing results if done in a regular basis.

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Proven Ways To Overcome Depression

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 20:54:00 +0000

Antidepressants 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.[...]



Descriptive Aspects Of Depression

Mon, 17 May 2010 11:34:00 +0000

Depression 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[...]



Childhood Depression

Mon, 17 May 2010 10:59:00 +0000

Clinical 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[...]



How Do People Experience Depression

Mon, 17 May 2010 10:36:00 +0000

How 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[...]



Anxiety Treatment - The Natural Remedy for Anxiety Relief

Sat, 30 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary: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[...]



Anxiety Ends With Us

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary:
The positive behavior will occur if you practice relaxation techniques.


Keywords:
anxiety


Article Body:
The positive behavior will occur if you practice relaxation techniques. The stress and anxiety free lifestyle you adapt will be a normal part of your life if you eat correctly and hold tight to the conviction that less is most times more. Other wise anxiety can affect us in an unhealthful manner quite rapidly.

Anxiety is not a hidden agenda in our lives. It is powerful, available and gratefully controllable. As a wise man once said we should not ask why we are anxious we should ask why not? With every aspect of modern life being fast paced and overloaded we have to make a concerted effort to slow down. We also have to be careful not to cause anxious behavior to overflow and spill into the lives of the people with which we are in contact.

Coworkers, spouses, and our children can all be affected by the power our anxiety has on us. Sometimes others can see it long before we even notice it is crowding in on us. Sometimes we can inadvertently create anxiety in others merely by our choice of words or actions. If the cycle of anxiety is going to end it has to be recognized, addressed, and extracted from every aspect of our lives.

Coworkers or employees can experience inadequate work performances simply by working in a stress filled workplace. Slowing the pace and considering how people work better in a stress-free environment is a major step in the right direction. It is not a difficult step and has so many great benefits for everyone involved.

Spouses may only realize there is something wrong yet not fully recognized that stress and anxiety are occurring and causing ripples in the marriage. It is very likely that if one marriage partner is anxious due to money problems, working too much, or parenting issues the other partner is also anxious. This vicious cycle can wreak havoc on a typically loving home and the people who dwell within.

Children live what they learn. They may truly believe they are creating the anxious behavior in mom or dad because of something they did. Young children will internalize and reflect their concerns in guilt. Older children will more likely rebel and act out in school to attempt dealing with the emotional overload of dealing with parents who are not relaxed.

The good news is anxiety is effectively treated in various ways. You can choose to treat anxiety medically, holistically, or personally and gain immediate results. The key to successful treatment of anxiety is to recognize it for what it truly is. There are numerous self-help books, web pages, and meetings available to all ages.(image)



Bring An End To Depression

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary: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[...]



Anxiety Depression: Learn How to be worry free.

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary:“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.[...]



Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Spas

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary: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[...]



Anxiety and Responsibility

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 01:13:00 +0000

Summary:
An article about coping with stress and anxiety by trying to become as responsible as you can in all aspects of your life,not taking your bad moods out on people is being responsible,for example.


Keywords:
anxiety,coping,stress,self,esteem,disability,justify,parents,negative.


Article Body:
I am diagnosed as bipolar with severe depression/anxiety. At times, the anxiety is a very crippling thing. There are days that I can only handle doing one thing at a time. If you add going to the store, crowds of people, commotion, loud traffic or personal relationships, things become very hard to cope with.

One big thing I have been able to accomplish in the last few years is not taking it out on other people when I am so stressed out. It's possible that I am able to refrain from doing that partly because I try to stay away from people as much as possible. Living by myself accomplishes most of that, but it's still a special thing I have learned to do and it comes from an action that is called being responsible.

After I started receiving Veterans Administration Disability, it was very difficult managing my money. Well, I went through this for about four years. Then, I guess I got tired of it. It started appealing to me to be comfortable as opposed to spending money frivolously. This special newly acquired trait of being responsible soon spread over to other aspects of my life.

I started paying more attention to my children as far as the important things are concerned, even though I deeply affected them in a negative way prior to my getting help eight years ago. I have come to the realization that the best and only way I can help them from now on is by the example I set with the rest of my life. That awakening and the one regarding not taking my hardships out on other people helped me to stop justifying my negative actions or words that I thought were the result of someone else's actions or words directed toward me.

I guess if I had to wrap it all up into one word, I couldn't. It means more using two words....."being responsible". When we all turned eighteen we became (officially) our self's own individual. It didn't matter whether we had the most perfect parents of all time or whether they were only human ones who made mistakes. We were who we were, a confused person with both negative and positive qualities and probably unaware at the time of how to retain the positive and discard the negative.

It is a shame that if we are lucky, twenty years later we may see the light when our children are resenting us because we made mistakes being a parent. After eighteen years of age there is no one responsible for you but you. You may try to hide from that truth your entire life, but you will never truly be happy.(image)






Beating Depression By Action

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:13:00 +0000

Summary: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.[...]