DEPRESSION- AN OPEN DOOR TO SOMEONE STRUGGLING
Do you feel sad, empty, and hopeless most of the day, nearly every day? Have you lost interest or pleasure in your hobbies or being with friends and family? Are you having trouble sleeping, eating, and functioning? Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression—also called “clinical depression” or a “depressive disorder”—is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. If you have felt this way for at least 2 weeks, you may have depression, a serious but treatable mood disorder.
What does one say to someone with depression? Depression is a mood disorder that can affect a person’s daily life. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease
WHAT CAUSE DEPRESSION?
- Psychiatric disorders: Depression can coexist as a part of undiagnosed psychiatric disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, schizophrenia.
- Life stressors: Common life stressors—like problems relating to work, interpersonal relationships, finances—can contribute to depression.
- Physical health problems: Distress experienced by a person because of a physical illness that is hard to cope with can lead to showing signs of depression. It is important to consult a medical professional in such cases.
FIGHT DEPRESSION TO WIN HAPPINESS
- DIET A HEALTHY WEAPON
Dark leafy veggies folate and iron, both of which have proven effects on reducing depression. Avocado is another food that’s high in omega fatty acids, a food component that’s vital for stabilizing and improving mood. Berries are all high in vitamin C, a vitamin that’s been shown to reduce stress levels and improve overall mood green tea contains the amino acid theanine, which is responsible for the construction of vital proteins and hormones that manage mood.
- Refined sugar (consider honey as an alternative)
- Refined grains and flours
- Trans fats (also keep an eye out for hydrogenated and brominated oils)
- MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- High quantities of unhealthy fats (such as margarine or refined oils)
- Fast foods and packaged products (aim to eat only whole foods whenever possible)
- Soda pop and other packaged drinks (especially those with artificial flavors or colors)
2. LOOK YOURSELF; JUST ONE LOOK & BE FREE
Just one look at yourself is enough to trigger the process that will result in a new, healthier, saner approach to your life and your mind.Open your mind to yourself, accept the reality and be practical towards the life.
3. EXERCISE MINIMUS THE DEPRESSION
Exercise supports nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, improving nerve cell connections, which helps relieve depression,” Daily practice at least 15-20 mints of exercise according to the body nature and mind capacity.
4. STAY CONNECTED & BE POSITIVE
Stay connected with good friends and share the positive vibes. few people can give you the support you need to feel some temporary relief from your symptoms. Focus on people who lift up you.
5. A CUP OF TEA WITH INSIPIRING BOOKS
6. GET SOME SUN SHINE
Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
7. LIGHTHEARTED YOUR HOBBIES
self-help techniques can lessen your symptoms and help you recover a sense of normalcy in your life Don’t wait for yourself to be “in the mood. schedule a healthy hobby every day. Just remember to do these activities with the right attitude.
8. GOOD SLEEP
When you’re in the deepest phase of sleep, your body repairs itself, and your immune system gets a boost. Sleep disruptions have a profound impact on the way the neurotransmitters in your brain function. Your stress hormones increase as you become more and more sleep deprived. Your thinking becomes impaired, and you begin to have trouble regulating your emotions.