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How to Beat Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive Thoughts An intrusive thought is an unwelcome, involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage or eliminate. (source: Wikipedia ) Common examples of intrusive thoughts include unwanted, intrusive thoughts about the safety of oneself or others, causing distress, and thoughts of performing dangerous actions. These thoughts may lead to negative behaviors, which may increase vulnerability to future experiences of trauma. Intrusive thoughts have been linked to recent life stress, sleep deprivation, prior anxiety, and childhood abuse. The state of depression , suicidal ideation, or anxiety may also be caused by the release of stress hormones. Analysis of studies in subjects who had experienced prolonged periods of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) found that intrusive thoughts and flashbacks are associated with greater than 50% of symptoms, especially memory fragmentation. Intrusi

9 Different Types of Depression and Their Symptoms

Different Types of Depression and Their Symptoms Isn't all depression the same? Not at all. There are different types of depression that vary in intensity. Here are the 9 most common types of depression you should know about: 1. Major Depression The most common type of depression is called major or severe depression (also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD)) which affects about 7 percent of U.S. adults. A person may only experience one major episode of severe depression during his or her lifetime. Here are the primary symptoms of major depression : Extreme sadness Hopelessness Lack of energy Irritability Trouble concentrating Sleeping too much or too little Feelings of guilt Physical pain Thoughts of suicide To be diagnosed with severe depression these symptoms must last for at least two weeks. Treatment for major depression includes antidepressants and psychotherapy (talk therapy).   Read also: Major Depression (Clinical Depression): Causes, Symptom

Major Depression (Clinical Depression): Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Major Depression Major depression, also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder (MDD), is the most severe form of depression . Victims of major depression experience a constant state of hopelessness and despair. The symptoms are much more severe than those experienced by people who suffer from chronic depression . They often have significant difficulty sleeping, eating, working, and even enjoy the company of family and friends. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that up to 6.7 percent of the population is affected by major depression at least once in their life, sometimes multiple times. Anyone can be at risk of developing major depression. Indiscriminately it affects young and old, men and women. Women are more than twice the risk of developing major depression than men do, based on figures relating to those seeking treatment. It is believed that this is due to fluctuating hormone levels that women often experience typically begins with the onset