Depression is a mental sickness that many people suffer from. In some parts of the society and all over the world, depression is typically shunned about and regarded as we weakness. For this reason many people don’t talk about their depressive feelings.
When ones body is sick they seek a doctor but the mind is also part of the body. Why then it is so difficult to seek help?
In the video above we reveal 10 truths about depression. If you don’t wish to watch the video then the transcripts below provide the written information.
10 truths about depression
- Depression changes your way of thinking. When you are depressed, your mind can play tricks on you. Your thoughts and your view of the world can become negative.
- Depression can make you appear selfish. Its hard to put other people first when you are depressed. All you can think about is your own suffering. Getting out and about can make all the difference though. Being open to understanding why you are depressed is an important part in recovery.
- Depression isn’t the same as anxiety, but you can also experience anxious feelings whilst depressed. Its important that you get the right diagnosis and if necessary, perscribed the best therapy and medication.
- Constant irritation is a common symption of depression, but it isn’t usual if everything in your life irritates you. If this is what you are experiencing, something isn’t right and talking to a medical professional could help.
- Chronic pain can be another symptom of depression. At the same time, being in continual discomfort can cause you to become depressed. When you are depressed and in pain, it can be hard to know which came first.
- It’s not a choice to be depressed, but it is a choice in how you deal with it. Doing nothing will only make the depression worse. Taking a 10 minute walk to get out of the house is one of the small ways to start tackling the despressive feelings.
- Depression has different causes. These can be situational, such as stress or even bio-chemical. Depression caused by work stress can be treated well with counselling. Bio-chemical depression is often treated with medication and psychotherapy.
- Its tough to be around a depressed person because of the distance depression can create around you. People close to you can feel rejected and unloved. Try to keep them close by letting them help you. Even with the smallest of things.
- Exercise offers a good cure for depression. You just have to do it. Start with going out for walks and breathing in the fresh air. Getting out and about helps to get you out of your depressive frame of mind and see other perspectives.
- When depressed, try to spend time doing the things you enjoy, even if it’s just something small. Focus on the good you have and lower your expectations of yourself for that moment. Just accept yourself and know that in time, you will feel better.
Remember, you are good enough…