Need Help with Depression?
Depression is an emotional disorder that makes it difficult for a person to function socially, at work, in their relationship and/or in school. Common symptoms are prolonged and persistent sadness, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, irritability, lack of motivation and energy, weight gain or loss and feelings of hopelessness, to name a few.
Depression is a very treatable
As with many types of illnesses, the earlier you seek treatment, the better. An important first step is a consultation with a doctor or mental health professional. In some cases certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disorder, can cause symptoms as depression and medical issues should be ruled out and treated first.
Treatment for Depression
The most common treatment for depression is psychotherapy and medication. It is important that your therapist or doctor know if there is a family history of depression or other mental illness (major depression, dysthymia, bioplar, anxiety, etc…) and get a thorough history of symptoms ( when the symptoms started, how long they have lasted). It is also important to discuss previous treatment for bouts of depression, including therapy, medication, or hospitalizations, etc…).
Other Tips to Help with Depression
National Institute of Mental Health NIMH – How can I help myself if I am depressed? (more…)
Exercise may help improve mood in people with mild to moderate depression, according to the Harvard Medical School. (more…)
How Does Exercise Help Stress & Depression? (more…)
How to Help Depressed Spouse (more…)
How to Help a Person Suffering From Depression (more…)
If you or a loved on need help with depression see your family doctor or contact a licensed mental health professional in your area.