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5 Surefire Tips to Beat Depression Now

Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives... We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.

Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and get the most bliss out of your daily activities.

Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness and sadness, it could render life-long consequences that could ruin your self-esteem, health and well-being.

 

(1) Get Enough Light and Sunshine

Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition.

 

Melatonin is only produced in the dark... It lowers the overall body temperature and makes you feel sluggish, if you are always cooped up in your room (with the curtains closed), it would be difficult to restrain yourself from staying in bed.

 

This is the reason why many people are suffering from depression much more often in winter than in the other seasons... It's because the nights are longer.

 

If you can't afford to get some sunshine, you can always lighten up your room with brighter lights... Have lunch outside the office, take frequent walks instead of driving your car over short distances.

 

(2) Get Busy and Get Inspired

You'll be more likely to overcome any feeling of depression if you are too busy to notice it... Live a life full of inspired activities.

 

Do the things you love... If you're a little short on cash, you could engage in simple stuffs like taking a leisurely stroll in the park, playing sports, reading books, or engaging in any activity that you have passion for and would love to pursue.

 

Set a goal, a meaningful purpose in life... No matter how difficult or discouraging life can be, remain firm and have an unshakable belief that you are capable of doing anything you desire... With this kind of positive attitude, you will attain a cheerful disposition to beat the blues.

 

(3) Take a Relaxing Break

I mean it... Listen to soothing music, soak in a nice warm bath, or ask one of your close friends to massage you... Take a break from your stressful workload and spend the day just goofing around... In other words, have fun.

 

(4) Eat Right and Exercise

Avoid foods with lots of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol... Sugar and caffeine may give you a brief moment of energy, but they would later bring about anxiety, tension, and internal problems... Recent studies have shown that caffeine is linked to numerous other health problems.

 

If you didn't already know, alcohol is a depressant... Many people would drink alcohol to 'forget their problems', but really they're just aggravating their conditions in the process.

 

Exercising regularly is a vital depression buster because it allows your body to produce more endorphins than usual... Endorphins are sometimes called 'the happy chemicals' because of their stress-reducing and happiness-inducing properties.

 

(5) Get Yourself a Social Life

No man is an island, your circle of friends are there to give you moral support... Spending time and engaging in worthwhile activities with them could give you a very satisfying feeling... Nothing feels better than having group support.

Never underestimate the power of touch... Doesn't it feel so good when someone pats you on the back and gives you words of encouragement during your most challenging times? Hug or embrace someone today... You'll never know when you have saved another life.

 

Get intimate, establish close ties with your family and friends... The love and care expressed by others could tremendously boost your immune system and fend off illnesses... Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life.

 

5 Surefire Tips to Beat Depression Now, by Craig Mansfield My Depression Cures - http://www.MyDepressionCures.com Complete guide to understanding, and conquering depression, once and for all... It has already helped thousands of depressed sufferers, and I bet it can also help you take back your life today!

 

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Bipolar Depression

 

What is Bipolar Depression?

The distinguishing characteristic of bipolar depression, as compared to other mood disorders, is the presence of at least one manic episode. Additionally, it is presumed to be a chronic condition because the vast majority of individuals who have one manic episode have additional episodes in the future. The statistics suggest that four episodes in ten years is an average, without preventative treatment. Every individual with bipolar depression has a unique pattern of mood cycles, combining depression and manic episodes, which is specific to that individual, but predictable once the pattern is identified. Research studies suggest a strong genetic influence in bipolar depression.

 

Bipolar depression typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. Bipolar depression is often not recognized as a psychological problem, because it is episodic. Consequently, those who have bipolar depression may suffer needlessly for years without treatment.

 

This is a serious judgment problem. As the manic episode progresses, concentration becomes difficult, thinking becomes more grandiose, and problems develop. Unfortunately, the risk taking behavior usually results in significant painful consequences such as loss of a job or a relationship, running up excessive debts, or getting into legal difficulties. Many individuals with bipolar depression abuse drugs or alcohol during manic episodes, and some of these develop secondary substance abuse problems. Therefore, it is advisable to treat Bipolar Depression at its early stage

 

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Depression

INTRODUCTION

In any given year about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. The economic cost for this disorder is US $40 billion per year, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person. But much of this suffering is unnecessary. Most people with a depressive illness do not seek treatment because they do not recognize that depression is a treatable illness.

 

Treatment for Bipolar Depression

Effective treatment is available for bipolar depression. Without treatment, marital breakups, job loss, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide may result from the chronic, episodic mood swings. The most significant treatment issue is noncompliance with treatment. Most individuals with bipolar depression do not perceive their manic episodes as needing treatment, and they resist entering treatment. In fact, most people report feeling very good during the beginning of a manic episode, and do not want it to stop.


WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depressive is a mental illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood nor is a sign of personal weakness.

TYPES OF DEPRESSION

Depressive manifest itself in different forms, but there are three common types of depression. However, within these types there are variations in the number of symptoms, their severity and persistence.

 

1.Major depression is manifested by a combination of symptoms that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat and enjoy once pleasurable activities. Such a disabling episode of depression may occur only once but more commonly occurs several times in a lifetime.

2.Dysthymia is a less severe type of depression. It involves long-term, chronic symptoms that do not disable, but keep one from functioning well or from feeling good. Many people with dysthymia may also experience major depressive episodes at some time in their lives.

3. Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. Not nearly as prevalent as other forms of depressive disorders, bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling mood changes: severe highs (mania) and lows (depression).

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND MANIA Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time.

DEPRESSION

•Persistent sadness, anxious, or "empty" mood

•Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism

•Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness

•Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex

•Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down"

•Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions

•Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping

•Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain

•Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts

•Restlessness, irritability

•Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

MANIA

•Abnormal or excessive elation

•Unusual irritability

•Decreased need for sleep

•Grandiose notions

•Increased talking

•Racing thoughts

•Increased sexual desire

•Markedly increased energy

•Poor judgment

•Inappropriate social behavior

CAUSES OF DEPRESSION

Very often, a combination of genetic, psychological, and environmental factors is involved in the onset of depression.

•Hereditary •Environmental e.g. possibly stresses at home, work, or school

•Drug use and abuse

•Poor nutrition

•Psychological predisposition associated with one or more of the above combinations.

DEPRESSION IN WOMEN

•Women experience depression about twice as often as men.

•Many hormonal factors may contribute to the increased rate of depression in women, particularly such factors as menstrual cycle changes, pregnancy, miscarriage, postpartum period, pre-menopause and menopause.

•Many women also face additional stresses such as responsibilities both at work and home, single parenthood and caring for children and for aging parents.

 

DEPRESSION IN MEN

• Men are less likely to suffer from depression than women.

• 3 to 4 million men in the United States are affected by the illness.

•Men are less likely to admit to depression, and doctors are less likely to suspect it.

•The rate of suicide in men is four times that of women, though more women attempt it. In fact, after age 70, the rate of men's suicide rises, reaching a peak after age 85.

•Depression can also affect the physical health in men differently from women.

•Although depression is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in both men and women, only men suffer a high death rate.

•Men's depression is often masked by alcohol or drugs, or by the socially acceptable habit of working excessively long hours. •Depression typically shows up in men not as feeling hopeless and helpless, but as being irritable, angry, and discouraged; hence, depression may be difficult to recognize as such in men.

•Even if a man realizes that he is depressed, he may be less willing than a woman to seek help.

DEPRESSION IN THE ELDERLY

•Some people have the misconception that it is normal for the elderly to feel depressed. On the contrary, most older people feel satisfied with their lives.

•Sometimes, though, when depression develops, it may be dismissed as a normal part of aging.

•Depression in the elderly, undiagnosed and untreated causes needless suffering for the family and for the individual who could otherwise live a fruitful life.

•Loss of interest in normally pleasurable activities, or extremely prolonged grief after a loss.

DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN

•The depressed child may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that the parent may die.

•Older children may sulk, get into trouble at school, be negative, grouchy, and feel misunderstood.

•Because normal behaviours vary from one childhood stage to another, it can be difficult to tell whether a child is just going through a temporary "phase" or is suffering from depression.

•In such a case, if a visit to the child's pediatrician rules out physical symptoms, the doctor will probably suggest that the child be evaluated, preferably by a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of children. If treatment is needed, the doctor may suggest that another therapist, usually a social worker or a psychologist, provide therapy while the psychiatrist will oversee medication if it is needed. Parents should not be afraid to ask questions: What are the therapist's qualifications?

What kind of therapy will the child have?

Will the family as a whole participate in therapy? Will my child's therapy include an antidepressant? If so, what might the side effects be?

DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATION AND TREATMENT

•The first step to getting appropriate treatment for depression is a physical examination by a physician.

•Certain medications as well as some medical conditions such as a viral infection can cause the same symptoms as depression, and the physician should rule out these possibilities through examination, interview and lab tests.

•If a physical cause for the depression is ruled out, a psychological evaluation should be done, by the physician or by referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist.

•A good diagnostic evaluation will include a complete history of symptoms, i.e., when they started, how long they have lasted, how severe they are, whether the patient had them before and, if so, whether the symptoms were treated and what treatment was given. •The doctor should ask about alcohol and drug use, and if the patient has thoughts about death or suicide. Further, a history should include questions about whether other family members have had a depressive illness and, if treated, what treatments they may have received and which were effective.

•A diagnostic evaluation should include a mental status examination to determine if speech or thought patterns or memory have been affected, as sometimes happens in the case of a depressive or manic-depressive illness.

•Treatment choice will depend on the outcome of the evaluation.

•There are a variety of antidepressant medications and psychotherapies that can be used to treat depressive disorders. •Some people with milder forms may do well with psychotherapy alone.

•People with moderate to severe depression most often benefit from antidepressants.

•Most do best with combined treatment: medication to gain relatively quick symptom relief and psychotherapy to learn more effective ways to deal with life's problems, including depression.

•Depending on the patient's diagnosis and severity of symptoms, the therapist may prescribe medication and/or one of the several forms of psychotherapy that have proven effective for depression.

•Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is useful, particularly for individuals whose depression is severe or life threatening or who cannot take antidepressant medication.

•There are several types of antidepressant medications used to treat depressive disorders. These include newer medications, namely the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the tricyclics, and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

• The SSRIs and other newer medications that affect neurotransmitters such as dopamine or norepinephrine generally have fewer side effects than tricyclics.

•Sometimes the doctor will try a variety of antidepressants before finding the most effective medication or combination of medications. •Sometimes the dosage must be increased to be effective.

•Although some improvements may be seen in the first few weeks, antidepressant medications must be taken regularly for 3 to 4 weeks (in some cases, as many as 8 weeks) before the full therapeutic effect occurs.

PSYCHOTHERAPIES

Many forms of psychotherapy therapies exist which may be used to help depressed people resolve conflicting feelings. Some of these psychodynamic therapies are given below:

•"Talking" therapies help patients gain insight into and resolve their problems through verbal exchange with the therapist, sometimes combined with "homework" assignments between sessions.

•"Behavioral" therapies help patients learn how to obtain more satisfaction and rewards through their own actions and how to unlearn the behavioural patterns that contribute to or result from their depression.

•Interpersonal therapies focus on the patient's disturbed personal relationships that both cause and exacerbate the depression.

HOW TO HELP YOURSELF IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED

•Set realistic goals in light of the depression and assume a reasonable amount of responsibility.

•Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities and do what you can as you can.

•Try to be with other people and to confide in someone; it is usually better than being alone and secretive.

•Participate in activities that may make you feel better.

•Mild exercise, going to a movie, a ballgame, or participating in religious, social, or other activities may help.

•Expect your mood to improve gradually, not immediately. Feeling better takes time.

•It is advisable to postpone important decisions until the depression has lifted. Before deciding to make a significant transition change jobs, get married or divorced discuss it with others who know you well and have a more objective view of your situation.

•People rarely "snap out of" a depression. But they can feel a little better day-by-day.

•Remember, positive thinking will replace the negative thinking that is part of the depression and will disappear as your depression responds to treatment.

•Let your family and friends help you.

HOW FAMILY AND FRIENDS CAN HELP DEPRESSED PERSONS?

•The most important thing anyone can do for the depressed person is to help him /her get an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. •Encouraging the individual to stay with treatment until symptoms begin to abate or to seek different treatment if no improvement occurs.

•Offer emotional support. This involves understanding, patience, affection, and encouragement.

• Do not ignore remarks about suicide. Report them to the depressed person's therapist.

•Encourage participation in some activity that once gave pleasure e.g. hobbies, sports, religious or cultural activities, walks, outings, etc.

•Keep reassuring the depressed person that, with time and help, he/she will feel better.

WHERE TO GET HELP

•Family doctors

•Mental health specialists, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, or mental health counselors

•Community mental health centers

•Hospital psychiatry departments and outpatient clinics

•Family service and social agencies

•Private clinics and facilities

•Employee assistance programmes

FURTHER INFORMATION Blehar MD, Oren DA. Gender differences in depression. Medscape Women's Health, 1997;2:3. Revised from: Women's increased vulnerability to mood disorders: Integrating psychobiology and epidemiology. Depression, 1995;3:3-12. Ferketick AK, Schwartzbaum JA, Frid DJ, Moeschberger ML. Depression as an antecedent to heart disease among women and men in the NHANES I study. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2000; 160(9): 1261-8. Frank E, Karp JF, Rush AJ (1993). Efficacy of treatments for major depression.

 

Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 1993; 29:457-75. Lebowitz BD, Pearson JL, Schneider LS, Reynolds CF, Alexopoulos GS, Bruce MI, Conwell Y, Katz IR, Meyers BS, Morrison MF, Mossey J, Niederehe G, Parmelee P. Diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life: consensus statement update. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1997; 278:1186-90. Robins LN, Regier DA (Eds). Psychiatric Disorders in America, The Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, 1990; New York: The Free Press. Rubinow DR, Schmidt PJ, Roca CA. Estrogen-serotonin interactions: Implications for affective regulation.

 

Biological Psychiatry, 1998; 44(9):839-50. Schmidt PJ, Neiman LK, Danaceau MA, Adams LF, Rubinow DR. Differential behavioral effects of gonadal steroids in women with and in those without premenstrual syndrome. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998; 338:209-16. Vitiello B, Jensen P. Medication development and testing in children and adolescents. Archives of General Psychiatry, 1997; 54:871-6.

 

Dr. Pattron is a Public Health Scientist in the Ministry of Health in Trinidad.

 

How To Avoid Post Partum Depression

 

New mothers sometimes experience "postpartum blues." This is understandable. Pregnancy and birth are very dramatic events for your body - both physically and emotionally. So, it's common to feel a little weepy, irritable or moody in the first few days after birth.

If you eat well, supplement your diet with high quality whole food supplements (especially omega-3 oils and B vitamins) and get enough rest, mild cases should pass quickly.

But, if "the blues" continue for more than just a few days, or if you're feeling really depressed and down, please don't try to tough it out. Get professional help. Ask your midwife or doctor to connect you with someone who can give you appropriate counseling.

Here are some tips that can help prevent or ease the symptoms of postpartum depression:

1. Ask for help after the birth. Here are some things friends and family could do for you during the first few weeks that might work better than giving the traditional baby shower gifts. They can:

Bring you a complete dinner (hot and ready to serve); Volunteer to do your laundry; Take care of your house cleaning; And/or entertain older children with a day of play.

2. Get yourself out of the house - if only onto the deck or front steps - for at least a few minutes each day. Set up a lawn chair, wrap up yourself and your baby in a blanket and take a break. Set aside this time for you and baby.

3. Take it easy. Play with your baby. Visit with friends and family. Listen to relaxing music. Watch some old "feel good" DVD's. Get someone to take you and baby for a long ride in the car. Baby will probably fall right off to sleep and you'll get a chance to shut your eyes and relax for a few moments too.

4. And most importantly, eat really well and get yourself on a complete whole food nutritional program including pure omega-3 oils with EPA and DHA. I've seen high quality whole food supplements, combined with wholesome eating, consistently succeed in overcoming postpartum depression.

This is a special time for both you and your baby. It's important to relax and enjoy it. And remember, if your depression continues for more than a few days, please don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Support is only a phone call away at the National Post Partum Depression Hotline 1-800-PPD-MOMS (773-6667).

 

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Depression Explained.

 

Depression is a mental state marked by melancholy, pessimism or dejection. Depression can also be defined as a psychotic condition characterized by stuporous withdrawal from reality and intense guilt feelings. Depression is characterized by the following: Loss of confidence in oneself Undue pessimism A feeling of constant helplessness Uncalled for or unexplainable mood changes-i.e an abrupt switch from happiness when nothing has happened to warrant it. Rudeness or aggression that is without apparent cause or which is occasioned by some trivial incident.

 

An unreasonable demand for perfectionism, not only in oneself but also in one's loved ones, friends, business associates and even from things or situation. Habitual underachievement especially if one is adequately equipped to do the work one is called upon to perform. The inability to accept responsibility, often manifested by a recurrent loss of employment or unemployment. Phobias Unreasonable feelings of persecution Self destructive acts Sexual deviation Sudden and dramatic change in sleeping habits Physical ailments and complaints for which there are no organic causes.

Most people have blue moods from time to time in their lives. Indeed, when faced with a personal tragedy like the death of a loved one, a normal healthy individual may well undergo a period of depression. A person suffering from the depressive reaction, however has persistent feelings of worthlessness and pessimism unrelated to events that might depress a normal person. An inability to cope with problem situation is gradually magnified into an inability to cope with anything at all. Attempts to mask the crisis by putting on a front-feigning cheerfulness and optimism-give way to episodes of total hopelessness. Suicide is often considered and sometimes attempted. Threat of suicide from a depressed person should always be regarded seriously.

Common physical symptoms accompanying depression are fatigue, loss of appetite and insomania.

 

Rapheal Adewale believes everyone is suppose to enjoy live to the fullness. You can completely STAY out of depression.In this world of uncertainity,lots of people feel depressed and suffer anxiety. But... You can completely STAY FREE from this.

A Simple Cure For Anxiety And Depression

Our innate desire is to be happy, and when we move away from it, we experience fear.
This fear is actually millions of years old, for it arises from the biological programming of our species.
While we may not have to contend with a sabre-toothed tiger on any given day, we still use those very reactions to deal with events looming ahead.

We think, "Will I be fired for making that mistake at work?" or "Will I be able to meet the mortgage after I fix the car?" or "Will my health continue to decline?" or "Will my relationship fall apart after that argument we just fell into?"

Running questions with this type of urgency and helplessness trains our brains to prepare now for future danger by loading our bodies up with the stress hormone cortisol.

Anxiety is our anticipation of a dangerous future. We imagine having even less of the little that we have today.
This anxiety does not help us in any way to meet the future any better. In fact, it weakens and exhausts us. We usually worry most about things that we can't even control. Worrying about your dental visit, for example, will not make the visit better.

Anxiety, in fact, is a silent killer. It is enervating, and it drains you of purpose and hope, faith and initiative. It fogs up your thinking. And it makes the body susceptible to illness.

When anxiety--a fear of an event in the future--is high enough then you feel a deep sense of helplessness. This, in turn, translates into depression. You even begin to view the past as disappointing.

 

4) Eat Right and Stay Fit.
Avoid foods with lots of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol. Sugar and caffeine may give you a brief moment of energy; but they would later bring about anxiety , tension, and internal problems. Alcohol is a depressant. Many people would drink alcohol to "forget their problems." They're just aggravating their conditions in the process.

Caught between a miserable past and a frightening future you create a pattern of emotions that can lead to a variety of mood disorders, including manic-depression.

How do we escape from this vicious cycle?
Here is what I did 20 years ago and I have never since suffered from any serious mood disorder.

I started to cultivate my awareness of my mood swings--from elation to black despair.
I did this by basically watching myself when I was manic, and watching myself when I was depressed, and watching what I did to turn on these states. For example to get depressed, I used my love of literature to focus on dark, morbid, and unhappy stories about life. And to get elated, I would talk a lot, move very quickly, and do things in a dramatic way.

An interesting thing happened when I made my unconscious behavior conscious. I could not take my mood shifts seriously.
This is what I learned from that experience: when you are able to observe yourself over the course of a few weeks, you develop a curious detachment.

A paradoxical situation developed for me: I found it difficult to stay anxious and depressed when I was observing myself feeling anxious and depressed.

Ultimately, anxiety and depression are culturally-induced patterns of thinking that can be overcome through a deliberate cultivation of awareness. When you become your own observer, you weed out the unconscious habits that afflict you.

Despite the billions of dollars spent to heal anxiety and depression, and all the mood disorders and behavioral anomalies that arise from them, the cure is simple, quick, and free.

 

Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life. Free information. http://theempoweredsoul.com/enter.html Copyright 2005 Saleem Rana. Please feel free to pass this article on to your friends, or use it in your ezine or newsletter. It's a shareware article.

5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression

Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It could render life-long consequences that could ruin your self-esteem, health, and well-being.

Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and get the most bliss out of your daily activities.

1) Get Enough Light and Sunshine.
Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition.

Melatonin is only produced in the dark. It lowers the body temperature and makes you feel sluggish. If you are always cooped up in your room (with the curtains closed), it would be difficult to restrain yourself from staying in bed.

This is the reason why many people are suffering from depression much more often in winter than in the other seasons. It's because the nights are longer.

If you can't afford to get some sunshine, you can always lighten up your room with brighter lights. Have lunch outside the office. Take frequent walks instead of driving your car over short distances.

2) Get Busy. Get Inspired.
You'll be more likely to overcome any feeling of depression if you are too busy to notice it. Live a life full of inspired activities.

Do the things you love. If you're a little short on cash, you could engage in simple stuffs like taking a leisurely stroll in the park, playing sports, reading books, or engaging in any activity that you have passion for and would love to pursue.

Set a goal - a meaningful purpose in life. No matter how difficult or discouraging life can be, remain firm and have an unshakable belief that you are capable of doing anything you desire. With this kind of positive attitude, you will attain a cheerful disposition to beat the blues.

3) Take a Break.
I mean it. Listen to soothing music. Soak in a nice warm bath. Ask one of your close friends to massage you. Take a break from your stressful workload and spend the day just goofing around. In other words, have fun.

Exercising regularly is a vital depression buster because it allows your body to produce more endorphins than usual. Endorphins are sometimes called "the happy chemicals" because of their stress-reducing and happiness-inducing properties.

5) Get a Social Life.
No man is an island. Your circle of friends are there to give you moral support. Spending time and engaging in worthwhile activities with them could give you a very satisfying feeling. Nothing feels better than having group support.

Never underestimate the power of touch. Doesn't it feel so good when someone pats you on the back and gives you words of encouragement during your most challenging times? Hug or embrace someone today. You'll never know when you have saved another life.

Get intimate. Establish close ties with your family and friends. The love and care expressed by others could tremendously boost your immune system and fend off illnesses. Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life.

 

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Depression After Divorce - Living your life together with another person, for a short time, or for a long number of years, can leave your feeling empty if you are going through a divorce. Divorce is a reason why many men and women alike find their selves fighting depression. Depression is a problem when you rely on another person, and your marriage ends.

Depression During Menopause - Depression is the most common psychological disorder in the US. Those who suffer from depression usually have physical and psychological symptoms, like insomnia and fatigue. Scientists agree that depression is linked to heredity, illness, certain medications, and pregnancy.

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Depression Glass Pieces - Anxiety and Depression are different forms of behavioral disorders that affect the whole life of a person. Anxiety is an emotional disturbance caused due to imbalance in the body system of a person.

Depression However Could - Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives... We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.

Taking Powerful Drugs - A recent research showed that the brain activity is totally different during sexual activity. That is why men with depression have difficulty in having satisfactory life. The serotonin level in depressed patients is lower than normal adults.

Enhancing Nutritional Supplement - Proper nutrition is the fundamental basis for every aspect of your dog’s life. It affects their health and longevity by offering an essential balance of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates and the trace nutrients and minerals their bodies need for growth, repair and maintains of sound immune system.

Skin Care Tips - Pseudofolliculitis barbae, more known to us brothas as, "razor bumps", arise on the faces of men with coarse, wiry, curly hair. Around fifty and eighty percent of Black men live with the issue of ingrown hairs and razor bumps, every day.

 

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