Showing posts with label Depression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Depression. Show all posts

Monday, 6 August 2018

5 Best Ways to Treat Your Depression

August 06, 2018
Best ways to treat Depression

how to treat depression at home
Best Way to Treat Depression
Depression can be treated in many different ways. People respond to different types of treatments in different ways. Not all depression treatments will affect different people in the same way. Some treatments may work better than others for you.





1. Antidepressants

Whenever anyone thinks of any type of medical condition, the first thing that comes to mind is medicine. Antidepressants can be used to treat depression. You can’t just get antidepressants over the counter at the pharmacy. Instead, a medical professional such as a psychiatrist prescribes you this medicine after assessing your situation and if they seem it necessary.


There are many different types of antidepressants. Here are some of them :


  • SNRIs – Serotonin & Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
  • SSRIs – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • NDRIs – Norepinephrine & Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors
  • MAOIs – MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Atypical Antidepressants

I won’t get into any details here with the different types of antidepressants, but you should make sure to discuss the different types with your prescribing doctor to see which one would work best for you.



2. Social Support

Depending on your personality type, it could be highly beneficial to have some social support to aid you in dealing with depression.

There are different ways in which you can get social support. If you know someone who you can trust such as a parent, sibling, best friend, co-worker, or any other person who you know will keep what you say confidential, it could be beneficial to start opening up and letting them know about depression and that you could use their help.

Another way you get can social support is through social support groups in your area. Millions of people suffer from depression probably in every single city in the world. Chances are that there are support groups in your area which meet frequently – similar to alcoholics anonymous or drug rehabilitation groups. This could be beneficial as you get a chance to hear what other people are going through and relate to them because you are going through the same thing.

Social support can also be in the simple form of an anonymous phone call to a depression hotline. There are free services out there which provide an ear to listen to what you have to say and possibly help you out with some advice. This also applies to those who are considering committing suicide. It is important to reach out to someone because you may not be in the right state of mind and sometimes all it takes is a friendly voice to talk you out of it.


If you are a private person and do not wish to share that you have depression with people, the hotlines are a good start. You can also join forums about depression online using a username which is not your real name. Forums are a great place to share things about yourself anonymously and get opinions and advice from others who have been or may be going through what you are going through. Just remember not to take any forum recommendations as professional medical advice because you don’t know who the actual person is and their level of knowledge/experience.

Know more how mental health support groups can help you



3) Exercise

 Exercise is a great cost-effective way to treat your depression. Just start your day with a 30-minute walk. After a week, turn it into a brisk walk. When you are ready, start jogging. Cardiovascular activities pump the blood through your body and to your brain. By getting blood to your brain, you can be more focused and get more energy overall when doing your daily activities.

If you have a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, or something else that helps you do cardio exercises, great! But if the weather is nice out, be sure to go outside! Not only will you get your exercise, you will also get fresh air and sunlight (which provides you with Vitamin D).

You could even pay a monthly fee to join a gym where you will have the added bonus of having people around you. Even though you may not talk to anyone at the gym, sometimes it does help to have social contact – especially if you are living alone or if you do not get a chance to interact with many people at work (I find those grey cubicles very depressing!).



4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thinking affects your behavior. More specifically, how negative thoughts are irrational and how to turn negative thoughts and situations around for a more positive outcome. CBT uses different problems and scenarios for a person to work through and develop their skills in finding a positive solution to the problem.

For example, a person who thinks about car crashes might be afraid of ever driving a car or even riding in a car. The goal of CBT is to teach people that they cannot control people and situations around them, but they can certainly learn how to deal with them and not have such a negative outlook.


Typically, you will do a CBT session with a therapist in person (one-on-one), however, there are options to do it on a computer (over the internet), through books, or by participating in a group course. CBT sessions are meant only for the short-term (days or weeks if spread out). Once you have received CBT, it will be up to you to use the techniques you have learned when you get a relapse of depression. CBT doesn’t necessarily remove depression but helps you deal with it so that it can go away quickly and you can get back to your life.



5. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese art where they stick very thin needles into different points on your body. Does it hurt? Not really if done correctly. You may feel a tingling feeling or a sharp pain at sensitive areas, but the pain usually goes away after a few seconds. Acupuncture has been shown to help some people with depression.

It does sound crazy, but some people say that acupuncture does help while others find that it doesn’t. Some studies have also shown that it may help with depression. By placing needles at strategic points, your body and brain can react by releasing different compounds which act in a healing way. Acupuncture has been known to treat other conditions as well such as stress – which commonly goes hand-in-hand with depression.


In any case, it doesn’t hurt to try it because it certainly is a different experience. The benefit of acupuncture over other treatment methods (like antidepressants) is that acupuncture doesn’t have the side effects of medications.



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

How to Reduce Stress | 8 Easy Stress Relief Activities You Should Try

July 04, 2018

Feeling depressed or low?

Check out these real quick tips to boost up your mind from this goddamn depression and stress. Set these new positive goals and follow these stress reliever activities for a month at least.

easy ways to relief stress and aniety

Well,  Motivation is something that I really struggled with when I was deep in my dark days. These tips will be really helpful for those days when you feel that you can't bring yourself to do certain tasks. It may be that you lack motivation or you get really anxious about thinking about doing them and end up not doing them. 

All you have to just try them and promise yourself that you gonna follow these Stress Reliever Activities if any of them doesn't work for you try again that and if still doesn't work try one of the next.   


1) Most people don't know why they are depressed they're just feeling extremely sad and they just can't get out of it whereas, some people might have actual reasons for being depressed.


All you have to figure out what triggered your depression and once you know and understand your triggers you become more mindful of your environment who you're around what you're around how it affects you. And try replacing them with these Stress Reliever Activities given below.


  2) At the beginning of each day make a list of stuff that you'd like to accomplish and just work your way through the list.

This kinda works because they can be as simple or as complex, as you want them to be. 


3) Turn off the internet for a day and do something that fascinates you, go outside to see someone,  talk to somebody or either go for a movie, if you've got no friends (just like me lol) go on your own cook something or bake something but just remember do not use of  the internet to see the recipes, better you can use a recipe's book.


4) Deep Breathing! Now this one might seem easy but it's very easy to forget how to do it properly. First, of all make yourself comfy close your eyes, imagine yourself in a place which gives you a feeling of relaxation. Now slowly, take deep breaths in and out.
 Repeat this deep (inhale/exhale process) for next to 10-15 minutes. 

5) Record a video or write yourself a letter about what you want from life it could be for the next week, the next month, the next year, or for the next five or ten years or just pen down your life's ultimate goals. 

6) Tell yourself all of the great things about yourself and why you love yourself plus you could also tell yourself what you have to offer to the world (same as we talk in the above point about your life's ultimate goals).

7) Take photos, print them out and stick them around your room. Rearrange your bedroom furniture. It could be fun though. 
Draw, read a book or do anything at all just experience something real.

8) Call a friend who you haven't spoken for a long time.

 Or, find something or someone that you feel supported by it could be a  family member a friend or a music band just like MCR  (they saved my life somehow) whatever it just finds a way to express yourself.

Well, there could be many other possible ways out to relieve stress by doing other activities. I will be covering up them too very soon. You could discover your own stress reliever activities or if you have any other activities that help you always in your dark days. Do comment below I'd love to read them all.

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Monday, 18 June 2018

14 Worst Foods to Avoid Depression and Stress

June 18, 2018
 The food we consume every day plays a major role in our health, as the nutrients and energy help our body to grow and develop. But not every food we eat is good for our health especially when it comes to our anxiety and depression. 


foods that cause depression



When we think about anxiety the first thing that comes to our mind is chocolates, that too dark ones without much sugar and milk solids as we've been consuming them to feel a bit better whenever something is making us too anxious. While food items like chocolates help us in coping up with anxiety or stress, there are several food items that have the exact opposite effect i.e, worsen your state of mind. And as we wouldn't want that, here are some common food items that should be avoided if you're already feeling uneasy.



1) Fruit Juice- As we know that fruit juice is beneficial for health, but not everytime juice's gonna help your body to boost up.

If juice isn't having sources of growing food (i.e full of proteins) and lacks fibers then this could affect your body's blood sugar level and eventually, it will lead you to dizziness and moodiness. 


2) Artificial Sweeteners-  According to the research, it showed that consuming sugar in large amount causes obesity and other health issues. As of today, thousands of products are flooded in the market with artificial sweeteners in them while having zero calories, which make the diet drinks and other snacks sweeter. 


But many of you won't be knowing that the ingredient that is found in diet drinks and other zero calories snacks is Aspartame (APM) which is an artificial non-sweetener used as a sugar substitute, has a tendency to stop the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin and hence seen to cause mood swings, depression, and insomnia. 


3) Caffeine- Caffeine influences anxiety and can also worsen if not consumed wisely. Caffeine increases the dopamine production in the brain that makes you feel better (150-200 mg of caffeine is basically large coffee) which results in increases the stress hormones that will affect your body like increased heart rates and blood pressure. Moreover it also increases muscle tension, a common symptom of anxiety.


Therefore,  adding a caffeine in your daily life will only trigger your anxiety. It even messes up with your sleeping patterns. So, try to avoid any caffeinated drinks and have a cup of green tea instead. 


4) Alcohol-  Alcohol is the most common drug consumed by people worldwide. Alcohol consumption and anxiety are quite often connected with one another because the main reason behind people drink is just to get rid of stress or mental disturbances. This may seem like an instant escape from reality but later on the chronic alcohol abuse can make their anxiety worse.


Moreover, alcohol consumers have a higher risk of circulatory system complications such as heart failure, high blood pressure, strokes, etc. Also, it will make your immune system weak.


5) Sugar- According to an article which was published in Diabetologia (Medical Journal), the researchers came to know that when the blood glucose levels increase in the body, the levels of protein which is essential for the growth of synapses and neurons falls down, consequently putting you at higher risk of depression, anxiety, and diabetes as well.


6) Tofu-   A rich source of protein also known as bean curd, made from soy. All soy products contain toxins and antinutrients plus the amount of copper present in a soy has a higher tendency to provoke your anxiety level. 


But if you are a tofu lover and don't wanna skip a single day without tofu, you can try the fermented one's i.e, natto or tamari which are easy to digest and wouldn't make you dizzy.



7) Canned Soup-   A chemical known as Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in most of the plastic containers and canned food liners. It can imbalance the stress-meditating portion of the brain which can further impact the higher risk of anxiety. 



In sight to this, a study showed in University of California- Berkeley that children who were exposed to BPA  in early ages had more common symptoms of anxiety and other mental health issues. So you might wanna consider putting it off the table.



8) White Food- Food such as white rice, white bread, pasta, cakes, processed white bread, etc are generally carbs and the effect they produce is called insulin dumping. 


And it has been found insulin upsurge triggers the depression and anxiety in many people. Also the refinded products can cause vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency, which leads to symptoms of anxiety and emotional instability.


9) Fried Food- Fried food! Hellyeah, though it is easy to cook and rich in taste but contributes to making your anxiety and depression worst. Sounds terrible. Right?


You must be wondering HOW?

Well, eating fried food blocks the arteries with fats and thus reduced the blood flow to the brain as well as in the whole body. When oxygen, enzymes, nutrients, and neurotransmitter and other chemical carried by blood into the brain, the hypothalamus (part of the brain that controls stress and mood) ain't perform properly.



10) Energy Drinks- Energy drinks can make you feel like energetic for an hour but the hidden ingredients such as guarana cause sleep issues and increase your anxiety.


Additionally, artificial sweeteners and sugar are also added to make energy drink sweeter that we have already discussed in 2nd and  5th points.


So start avoiding energy drinks from today they are not good enough for your health. Better you can have a glass of water.



11) Selenium- As Selenium is good for health but a new study at the University of Otago showed a strong bond between selenium levels that are too high or too low can put a person at higher risk of depression.


Know more about Selenium and depression click here at NCBI 


12) High Sodium Foods- High sodium foods are no more good for health. To make a food tastier we all add some amount of salt to our food, though salt plays a vital role in regulating water in our body also it is helpful for proper muscle growth. But foods such as Pizza, yeast bread, plain milk, tacos, pasta mixed dishes, bacon, sausages, etc contains the higher amount of sodium is ain't good for your health and could trigger your anxiety.


Moreover consuming high sodium foods could be the reason for higher risk of high blood pressure and heart attack as well. 


13)Salt- Just like sugar, large amounts of salt over a time can deplete your body of potassium, which is essential for proper functioning of the nervous system. Also, the diets which come under being salty will surely increase your blood pressure, making your heart working faster and this results in release of stress hormones causing a instant feel of the and anxiety.

So, alternatives like herbs should be used in place of salt to give that delicious feel in dishes which turns out be healthy for both your physical and mental state.


14) Junk Food- In today's world, we are caught up in our busy schedules, and most of us choose junk food as to save time and to have that instant energy. On a stressful day, even if you consume your favourite pizza or burger to feel good, chances are you will end up feeling bloated and anxious.

According to a study, the population whose diet is junk food is found to be more depressed with unhealthy mental health in comparison to those whose diet is traditional. So try to minimise the junk food intake whenever healthy options are available.


Also read Foods That Help Depression and Anxiety 





Monday, 28 May 2018

Mental Health Support Groups | How They Can Help You

May 28, 2018

How Depression Support Groups Can Help You?


It can be lonely to try and deal with depression by all alone. Depression is draining and can impact not only your energy levels but also your hopes and future plans as well. By taking the first step and trying to deal with depression, it will go a long way on your road to recovery.


Mental Health Support Groups | How They Can Help You
Mental Health Support Groups

At some point, you may come to realize that it feels like an uphill battle trying to fight depression on your own. It is important not to keep yourself isolated when you are depressed – it will only make things worse.

 Do you have someone who can help you through depression?

 Someone who has been through depression themselves? If you can admit that you need help with depression, you are taking a step forward in the right direction.

By building supportive relationships, you can get help from others to deal with your depression. Depression support groups are a convenient way to build these relationships. It involves a group of people who don’t know who you are but have a good idea of what you are going through. They are going through or have gone through it depression themselves.

In a depression support group, you get the opportunity to speak about your problems and try to work them out with others. Often, everyone in the group has experienced depression or knows someone who has depression. You will work together with others by learning and teach the techniques you have used to deal with depression. Being in a group environment can speed up the time it takes to deal with depression as opposed to trying to deal with it on your own.

It is difficult to talk to others in your everyday life about depression, especially if they have not gone through it themselves. Having a depression support group will give you the opportunity to open up and share your own experiences. You will be able to listen to other people talk about their emotions and feelings.

Meeting with a depression support group is safe and has proved to work when the group is a right fit for you. Before jumping into a depression support group, you will need to have a few sessions with a mental health professional. These professionals can be therapists, psychiatrists, or primary caregivers. They will be able to determine which group you would best fit into.

Depression support group sessions are usually moderated by a licensed counselor. Their job is to give everyone a chance to speak and direct the conversation. They also track changes in the levels of depression amongst the members of the group.

Don’t expect your depression to be gone after the first session – that is not how it works. You will need to invest your time and build a level of trust among the other members of the group to fight your depression.

 You may be in a support group for a few weeks to a few months. But it is common to be part of the group for years, even if you have overcome your depression. You can always provide your insights with new and existing members who are currently depressed.

Depression support groups can have a great impact on your outlook on depression. Maybe one day just as the support group helped you, you will be able to return the favor and help others.

 Depression support groups can give you a sense of belonging. You can gain the confidence to start achieving small steps which once seemed too large to handle on your own. By having regular meetings, you’ll be able to connect with others just like yourself. You won’t have to be afraid of rejection, being misunderstood or called crazy.

During your first session, you will have the chance to introduce yourself. No one will force you to get into your story right away. Instead, you will just be listening to others and see how the meeting progresses. Take your time to get comfortable and when you are ready to speak up, tell your story. You can start by talking about what you have been through with depression and how it has affected your life.

By cultivating these new relationships in your support group, you can develop lifelong friendships. These friendships can last beyond the depression support groups. You can even have those people just an earshot away in case you go through some hard times again one day. You can even be that friend in need one day when someone else needs you to get through depression.

You might be afraid to tell your family or friends about your depression. That’s completely fine because depression is something that many people like to keep private. Don’t be scared or embarrassed to attend sessions with a depression support group.

Why? Because everyone is there for the same reason. No one will judge you. No one will give you a hard time. Most importantly, no one will give you empty advice such as “hang in there, it will get better” or “just stop being depressed and be happy”. 

You will hear real stories from real people face-to-face on how depression is affecting them. You will even hear about things they have tried which have helped them deal with depression.

Sometimes, just talking about your issues can make a difference. If you keep it bottled up inside, nobody will ever know and nobody can ever offer you any advice. At the very least, you are getting it out. At the very most, someone might have some suggestions on what they did in a similar situation. It might be something that you can use to help you with your depression.

Feel free to ask your family physician to point you in the right direction and refer you to a therapist who can help. You can also find online mental health support groups if you wish to remain anonymous. 

But if, you are still isolating yourself from a computer and it is better to have social interaction of this nature in person. Having interactions in person gives you the chance to express your emotions and build real relationships with people.

Monday, 16 April 2018

10 Effective Foods To Eat Daily To Beat Your Depression And Anxiety

April 16, 2018
Can food beat Depression?


Dealing with depression is not an easy task. As there are many lifestyles that we choose and can play a major role that leads to depression. Therapy and Medication are two major options to deal with mental disorders.   


But eating right food can be effective to overcome mental illness. Here are 10 effective and proven foods that can actually help you to fight your depression and anxiety.




Green Tea benefits
1-) Green Tea- To battle with depression, people have been using green tea for hundreds of years. 



According to study Green tea contains polyphenols that boost the brain supply of dopamine which is a happy neurotransmitter. 


Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants. The amino acid that is theanine which is found in green tea has a very high tendency to provide anti-stress relaxation.




Benefits of Almonds
2)-Almonds- A 100 gram of almonds contains 268 mg of magnesium and according to research taking almonds works perfectly for treating depression and strengthen the nerve system.


 Another helpful nutrient that is selenium (found in almonds) which plays an effective role in producing thyroid hormones to fight with decreased thyroid functioning.  


Moreover, almonds are also the rich source of zinc that protects and fight with free radicals which are responsible for damaging the brain cells. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in almonds also help in improving and sharpening your memory. 



benefits of salmon 3-) Salmon-Natural oil from fish contains Omega 3 fatty acid, which is good fat and is very much essential for an active brain.

 Fishes like salmon, cod, mackerel, and shellfish which are also containers of Vitamin B, can check the levels of serotonin without adding to your weight. 


Those Omega-3 fatty acids soften the cell membrane and make it easier for serotonin which is another happy neurotransmitter.
 Researchers have found that positive anti-depressant effect increase with omega-3 fatty acid consumption.


4-)Blueberries-  Blueberries have an antioxidants properties which are best for lowering the oxidative stress. Blueberries also help our brain to grow new cells which in itself is believed to treat depression.



5-) Bananas- Bananas contains Tryptophan a nutrient that your brain converts into 5-HTP(hydroxytryptophan). This 5-HTP, in turn, get converted into positive neurotransmitter like serotonin and melatonin. Bananas also contain magnesium and potassium which helps with lower the risk of depression.




Benefits of Avocados
6) Avocados- Avocados contain lots of potassium because potassium diet has a tendency to relieve symptoms of depression and stress. 


Per 100 grams of avocados contains 458 mg of potassium. An adult should take 47,000mg of potassium daily during snack time is the best way to attain those numbers. 


Avocados also help in preventing cancer. It is also rich in sodium helping the lower blood pressure and inflammation(which is linked to depression). 





Dark chocolate benefits
7-)Dark chocolates- 

Researchers have found that cocoa in dark chocolate enhances your brain's level of serotonin and dopamine. If you also want depression fighting benefits you must start eating dark chocolates 


It also helps in reducing your level of cortisol which is the stress neurotransmitter. Consumption of dark chocolate may lower the risk of chronic fatigue syndrome. 

To know more about the dark chocolate benefits do click here




8-) Dark Leafy Greens- Of all the dark leafy greens, spinach

benefits of eating Spinach
contains the most folic acid. According to research the deficiency of folic acid tends to be common for those with depression. 


Folic acid also boosts up the levels of brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, it's often used to boost antidepressant effectiveness. 



  Leafy greens are essentially important for a healthy diet as they contain Vitamins A, C, E, and K plus phytochemicals and minerals as well.



how asparagus is helpful
9-) Asparagus- Asparagus is another food high in folic acid, this vegetable is also highly rich in B vitamins which helps to boost mental health by helping your body's tryptophan conversion.





Benefits of Lenticels

10-) Lenticels-  Lenticels also plays a major role in fighting depression. Folic acid and Vitamin B6, iron and omega-3 fats which are sourced from it are effective for reducing the stress and all the frustrations of mind.  


Lenticels can be cooked or sprouted.  Lenticels provide us 90% of recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

Never Miss An Opportunity To Help Someone Who Is Depressed Or Suicidal

April 08, 2018

How to help people who are Depressed or Suicidal?


Depression is a feeling or state that hits insides the mind so badly that makes a life worthless and the person sometimes feel so ashamed and uncomfortable with these such feelings that he/she can't speak or share with others. 


how to help a suicidal person


Depression can attack you at any stage of your life no matter how young or old you are. If you find someone who has been depressed for a long time; never miss an opportunity to help them.,because they could be your family members, your friends or colleagues or could be anyone.


Here are the few points that could help you to help a person in such situations.

How you can help others:


1- Never let them feel alone or unwanted.


2-Always speak to them whenever they want to (about their feelings).

3-Let them know that you really care for them.

4-Always treat them with respect and support them.

5-Share some positive or motivational stories or songs.

6-Assist them to go for GP(General Practitioner) or a counselor.

7-Spread Love Always.

8- Always remember you don't have to fix a person all you have to be is a good listener.

Are You Depressed ? Solution Is Here ! Where And How To Seek Help

April 08, 2018

Depressed?


It is very important to seek a help when you are facing a mental sickness and at this moment choosing the right place and right person could help you out with this disorder, 


Depression is something that anyone could face at any age of life and trust me nothing could be worse than a depression because it could make life worse and make you feel like worthless. 


But that's not what we live for right? and that is not a worth living because life is a gift and we have to live and enjoy every moment of our life.


In our previous post, we have discussed the few things like what is depression? major types of depression, and last we also discussed the 7 natural ways that could help you to ease depression.



Now the main point sometimes the depression has affected the person's mind so badly that they cant figure out the things how to deal with because of its a feeling of helplessness, so don't let the depression to destroy you but to save your life you have to seek for help.


where to seek help


Where to seek help :-)


Firstly, just remember that you are not alone, speak about your feelings to the person whom you trust more. Your best friend, family member or your anyone with whom you feel connected.


Secondly, there are many health services that you can go for there you will get a full assistance from the professionals. 

Thirdly, you can find your local General Practitioner(G.P) they will conduct your general check-up and according to your mental sickness level and symptoms, they will shortly conduct an assessment for you.

Or also they could refer you to for a  Professional support who are Psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors (but it all depends on your symptoms).


For More Useful Information Visit at https://www.helpguide.org



Treatment for Depression: 7 Best Natural Ways to fight with your depression

April 08, 2018

Treatment for Depression (Naturally)


Being depressed for a long time could make your life worse and make you feel worthless and helpless, but nowadays a lot of medications and therapies are also available that would help you to deal with your depression, but here we are going to share with you  best 7 natural ways that would definitely help to cure your depression


 If you are also feeling depressed, worthless and cannot find a way out from this dark than you are wrong, because there is so much more good things are waiting for you all you have to bring some positive vibes into your life, 


And the points that we are going to discuss below will help you out from this, so take a stand right now, make a promise to your self and help yourself to fight your fight alone by implementing these tips:


natural ways to fight with depression,depression treatment


7 Natural Ways To Treat Depression


1- Exercise: Regular exercise can be an extreme change for this cure because it produces some major changes in our brain that help to fight with anxiety and stress. moreover doing regular exercise increases our brain sensitivity to the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine that helps to cope with depression.



2-Eat healthy and fresh: most people are aware that taking healthy food is most important for our body to reduce the risk factor of our health, and so with depression. 


According to some pieces of evidence that foods with omega-3 fatty acids such as Walnuts and Salmon and folic acids such as spinach and avocado could help ease depression.


3- Get enough sleep:- this advice is for anyone who wishes to protect their mental health by getting enough sleep in a day (night).


 But its hard to sleep when depression is knocking you out. Right? but not to worry about the tips that we are going to share will help you for sure if you follow them regularly before your bedtime.
  • Set a regular bedtime.

  • Avoid Caffeine and other Colas stuffs.

  • Stop worrying about tomorrow.

  • Try to listen to a soft music.

  • Or you could start reading some books. 


4-Face your problems:- Being depressed and facing the reality all alone is kinda hard but consulting with the right therapist would help you to take you out of this dark place.


5-Embrace your responsibilities:- No matter how hard is for you but always remember about the people who meant a lot in your life like your parents, your siblings, husband or a wife. 


Whether it's your personal life or your job try not to feel discouraged or not let the negative people impact your life anymore again always try to stay away from them and be as a volunteer never hesitate about the outcomes, just take everything easy and handle your responsibilities with enough faith and confidence.



6- Comfortzone Challenge:- First of all try to break the comfort zone that you are in it. The place or stuff that is holding you back from doing or trying something new just break it down slow. 

Try to do the things in a different manner, trust in your abilities and in results you would be able to push your boundaries in future with more productive results. 


7-Stay positive:- Set a proper goal in your life and with a positive attitude just focus on your own rather than focusing on others life,(but yes you can always take an inspiration from someone to reach to your goal) never let those people in your life who has been bothering you for long. 


Start building up a relationship with people who make you feel happy and always supports you, start reading about people's life who has been a warrior, and moreover there is so many stuff that you could find by yourself that brings positive vibes in your life.


    These 7 proven ways are the only natural cure for depression that has been experienced by the people but still if you feel more uncomfortable or nothing you feel like could help you then please go for a Therapist or you can find online. 

Never hesitate to speak up about your feelings.


Other Helpful resources

Natural Treatment For Depression

Saturday, 7 April 2018

5 Major Types of Depression- Atypical, Bipolar, Persistent Depression

April 07, 2018


 Feeling sad or down for a few days could not be a depression but if you are feeling sad, numb, losing all your interest on the things you used to do, losing or gaining weight, sleepless or oversleep nights and having suicidal thoughts or behavior than for sure you need a Therapist for proper check-up because you have been trap by the Depression. Mentioning below the major types of Depression that you can relate to if you have such symptoms for more than 2-3 weeks. 

Also, read the major symptoms of Depression

types of depression


Most Common Types of Depression


1- Major Clinical Disorder:  Sometimes it is also is known as a major depressive disorder and this is one of the most common disorder that more than 14 million adults have had faced once in their life. But to make a diagnosis, below are the few key symptoms that a doctor will check up for it :


  • Feeling blue

  • Suicidal actions/thoughts

  • Hard to sleep 

  • Hard to focus on a certain stuff


2- Persistent Depressive Disorder:  According to the studies it has been found that if a person is feeling down or numb, has no interest in doing regular activities and behave like more irritable and angry for last more than a year than a person may have Persistent Depressive Disorder

In medical science this disorder is known as a Dysthymic disorder or Dysthymia, it has been found in more women than men but sometimes it could also found in kids and teens as well. 



3-Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression, it directly hits on your brain and changes the swing of your mood, energy, emotions and your behavior as well and that tends to create a serious problem in relationships and also in day to day life.

 The major symptoms that have been found are suicidal thoughts and actions, changes in sleep pattern, less energy, and unusually intense emotions. Bipolar depression tends to have more Atypical symptoms than Unipolar depression.



4-Atypical Disorder: Major depression makes an individual feel sad or numb, whereas Atypical Depression swings mood as you encounter with a good moment or news, your mood gets better and you feel so happy for a while. An extreme risk of suicide and anxiety, having a bigger appetite and having a sleep more than 10 hours in a day are the main symptoms of an Atypical disorder.


Other symptoms of Atypical Depression include-

  •     Feeling of heaviness in arms and legs (Leaden Paralysis)

  •     Excessive sensitivity to interpersonal problems


5-Seasonal Affective Disorder: Seasonal Affective Disorder(S.A.D) is a type of depression that is only related to the changes in seasons all the dark and long nights of fall and winter could be hard for a person who has S.A.D because mostly it happens only during the fall and winter where the days are short and nights are long and empty. 

Phototherapy or medications can be given to the person to set him/her free from S.A.D. 

Major Depression Symptoms Everyone Should know-Mental Health

April 07, 2018
Depression (real depressive issue or disorder) is the most typical and genuine sickness that contrarily influences the way that how you feel, the way you think and how you behave. Depression is a real sickness that affects the brain. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life.  However, it is likewise treatable. Depression causes sentiments of pity and additionally lost enthusiasm for exercises once delighted in.  It can prompt an assortment of passionate and physical issues and can diminish a person’s capacity to work.


      Depression has its own major signs and symptoms and it could be found at any age. People who are depressed mainly they tend to feel like they are an outsider, good enough and always blame themselves for everything for no specific reason.



Major Depression. Signs and Symptoms


 Signs and symptoms of depression:-


It is important to know that we all feel sometimes sad and miserable or have lost interest in daily activities for a short time period but that doesn't mean at all that a person is going through a depression. If a  person having the following symptoms for more than 2-3 weeks or more then for sure he/she actually is a victim of depression and they need help


PHYSICALLY

  • getting tired all the time

  • sleeping  and eating disorder

  • headaches and muscles pains

  • digestive problems


BEHAVIOR
  • stay at home all day all along

  • lose all interest in doing stuff 

  • hard to concentrate 

  • start relying on  sedatives


FEELINGS 
  • disappointed

  • frustrated

  • guilty

  • numb

     And lastly, the Thoughts that are so active sometimes and they are mostly like
I am a failure, its all my mistakes, I am worthless, no one loves me, I look ugly and the life is not worth anymore and thoughts of death or suicide.


Depression influences an expected one out of 15 grown-ups (6.7%) in any given year. What's more, one of every six individuals (16.6%) will encounter depression eventually in their life. Depression can strike at any time or at any point in your life,(but it all depends)  first shows up amid the late teenagers to mid-20s. According to one case study,  Ladies are more probable than men to suffer from depression.