Combating Depression With Different Methods And Models

By James Lewis

While there are a number of people suffering from different mental and psychological issues, most are afraid to come forward. For example, individuals combating depression are often embarrassed for others to know how painful simply living life can be. As such, it is important to understand that depression is a state of low mood along with an aversion to activities which can have an effect on a person's overall well being.

When someone appears sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, irritable, guilty, ashamed or restless without reason, the person is most likely depressed. Another sign of the condition is when an individual loses interest in what at one time were favorite activities and events. For, people suffering from episodic or chronic depression often lose interest, have trouble concentrating, experience insomnia and often can not remember key elements in life.

While mental and physical pain are quite different both can cause an individual a great deal of discomfort. In addition, research shows that some aspects of physical pain can be a result of someone living in a depressed state for long periods of time. As such, there is now medication available which targets both mental and physical pain.

Whether caused by inherit personality traits, environment or a chemical brain imbalance, it is important that those suffering get the help needed as soon as possible. For, if the condition goes untreated for long periods of time, it can become more difficult to treat. In addition, anyone suffering from mental illness need be evaluated to assure there is no danger to oneself or others due to the illness.

There are basically two forms of depression, clinical or chronic and episodic. While episodic depressed states can be normal based on life events, there are also others which are based on personality traits. Whereas, most often clinical or chronic conditions are based on a chemical brain imbalance due to drug abuse or inherit in ancestry.

The illness can also effect how an individual gets along with others. Parents are especially vulnerable, especially those whom have gone through divorce, have put children up for adoption, or have been absent during childhood. For, often those suffering believe these life events were the direct cause of the condition.

For example, those having lived through a difficult childhood whether due to abuse, divorce or neglect often blame parents for causing the illness. Whereas, individuals feeling parents did not pay enough attention during the early stages of life or paid more attention to siblings can also experience depression. One of the most common events which causes a person to react in this manner is childhood trauma such as physical or sexual abuse for which there has been no counseling or treatment over time.

Different aspects of life can also bring on bouts of depression, these include menopause, pregnancy, childbirth, loss of loved ones, bullying, social isolation, rape, rejection and others. In most cases, these aspects can be overcome with meditation along with some aspect of counseling. In a number of cases, peer-counseling and talking to friends and other loved ones can often be a great way to overcome loss.

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