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Monday, March 1, 2010

About Depression

When it came to dealing with "feeling down" or otherwise called mild depression the bootstrappers credo was that you just pull your socks up and get on with things and the blues will flee every other way.

But depression is not to be confused with "feeling low".It's almost a disease, that slithers through our emotions like a slug leaving little sign of it's violence and preventing us by it's very invisibility how horrible an ogre it is when out of steer.It can debilitate us in every way it continues to inflict mood disorders. When a family breaks up it's okay to feel sad.But just as normal cells can be infected by carcinogens, sadness out of control triggers malignant sadness or otherwise called by it's proper name,depression.

There are no reliable tests to diagnose depression other than that it's hosts are mostly negative about everything or have gone through weight and sleep swings and are ridden by overwhelming feelings of worthlessness and guilt.Many reasons have been proposed for depressiveness.Any event or activities in any area of life can trigger depression with as yet untold consequences upon physical health.There seem to be just two over relied treatments for those among us battling depression: anti depressants and cognitive therapy.In cognitive therapy a care giver or practitioner helps a victim unlearn the negative thoughts that are emotionally drowning them in mood mayhems and replace them with positive ways of thinking, for e.g.going for long walks or exploring trails instead of languishing on the couch is called 'replacement'
thinking.The depressed are also hell to be with.So if you are feeling down in the dumps most of the day,get out of yourself ,reach out and get help.Here are resources to help yourself.



Cally Rao