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Depression in Children and Teens: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Depression in Children & Teens Most of the people are not aware of the fact that depression in children does exist…! Many of us do not realize that just like adults, small children and teenagers can struggle with varying types of depression and levels of severity. However, adults can recognize and understand the symptoms of depression whereas a child would likely feel confused, frustrated, and even angry because of the symptoms being experienced and no understanding of why. With the information in this article, parents would find it easier to recognize a potential problem, and also understand treatments that could be considered. Depression in Children & Teens: Statistics, Facts & Considerations When talking about depression , the way it affects a person’s life and the various methods for dealing with depression, most people make a connection between this mental disorder and adults. While there are over 19 million adults living in the United States who have one type of depr

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 enjoying the company of family and friends. Major depression is also known as unipolar disorder or recurrent depressive disorder . 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

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an