Do you suffer from pessimism, low energy, low mood, sadness? Are you unmotivated, oversleeping, having feelings of worthlessness, even despair? Or do you have mood swings, agitation, emotional reactivity, and fatigue from anxiety with depression?
In any one year, around 60% of the population is suffering from depression. But the good news is that depression is a treatable disease just like a physical illness.
People suffering from anxiety and depression find it difficult to take the first step towards treatment. So, if your mental health is to keep you away from your normal lifestyle you need to get help from family members or a health professional.
Depressed mood may be a normal reaction to life issues, including Covid, financial or relational factors, childbirth, death ofa loved one, natural disasters, or a drug side-effect, such as for high blood pressure,
Not all the Depressions are same, there are various types of Depressions with different symptoms which can range from relatively minor to very severe, Below are a few among them:
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Major Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Cyclothymic Disorder
If Depression is ignored and lek untreated, it can go on for months and give negative impact on a person’s life.
Clinical or Major Depression, deñned as at least two weeks of a depressed mood, or general loss of interest, may be non-responsive to a typical multi-medication approach.
Depression treatment tips:
- Learn as much as you can about your illness: Firstly it is important to understand whether your depression is due to your ongoing medical condition. If so, that condition should be treated first.
- Don’t totally rely on medications: We all know that proper medication can relieve depression but it cannot be done in the long term. Try doing other treatments such as exercise and therapy which do not have unwanted side effects. Always remember that medication works best when you adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Psychological treatments and counseling can be adopted to change your thinking pattern and improve your coping skills so that you can deal with your life stress and conflicts. Some of the psychological or complementary and alternative treatments include:
- Mindfulness cognitive therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Behavior therapy
- Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is particularly elective helping with Depression resulting from, or present in various infections and neurological conditions, such as Lyme Disease, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Head Injury, and stroke. The LENS Neurofeedback helps with stabilizing mood, releasing energy, boosting self-esteem, promoting a sense of optimism and well-being.
So, a wide range of elective treatments is available for minor as well as major anxiety & depression. It is important to make sure that it is diagnosed and treated properly. Make sure your therapist knows what you are taking and talking about.