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Depression: What It Is, Causes, Signs, Relief and Self Help, Treatment

Depression In depression , a person experiences a low feeling characterized by symptoms of being unhappy, sad, disappointed or miserable. It is of course normal to have such feelings for a short duration in the normal course of life. But when these feelings continue for a prolonged period and get in the way of a person's normal way of living, it moves into the realm of what is depression . What is Depression Depression is a mood disorder that combines such feelings as those of being lost, sad, angry, and frustrated over a long period without a valid reason being present. It is normal to have times when you experience all of these feelings as life throws things at you, but not for these feelings to continue on for prolonged periods. What is Depression Like? Depression is not an all or nothing occurrence. It can range from mild to severe. Some of the symptoms used in assessing the severity of depression include abnormal amounts of sleep, changes in appetite, changes in weight, and t

Best Healthy Diet for Depression and Anxiety

Healthy Diet for Depression and Anxiety Healthy diet has proven itself as a natural and effective treatment for many health issues and that does not exclude mental health issues like anxiety and depression . Right nutrition helps the body function properly, leaving organs with less stress, thus improving their capacity to heal. This in its turn will be quite effective in improving your mood, increasing your concentration and memory. For a person suffering from unipolar or bipolar depression and anxiety disorders it’s a challenge to maintain good eating habits, however, having a healthy diet will have drastic long term positive effects on the person’s mental health and physical well-being. Best Diet for Depression and Anxiety 1. Complex carbohydrate which includes fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains are a very good source of steady supply of glucose for the body, which is helpful in maintaining body and brain energy. With the help of which there can be prevention of memory prob

Relaxation Techniques: Natural Remedies for Anxiety, Stress, Panic

Relaxation Techniques Some amount of stress and anxiety is actually healthy because it can help you focus and sharpen your mind, but when it becomes overwhelming, it then produces debilitating effects on both the mind and the body. There are many simple natural remedies (yes, in addition to medication treatment and psychotherapy) that anyone can follow or practice to reduce anxiety and stress . These include relaxation techniques , which require little effort and can be used at any time. Relaxation techniques induce a natural, physiological response to stress, a reaction when one does not know it is happening. Relaxation is defined as a psychophysical state in which a person feels free from stress and tension. Achieving a state of relaxation means gaining the ability to control the level of physical activation in order to produce a state that is ready for freedom from tension. When stress and anxiety affect the body's normal functioning, relaxation can be a helpful way to regain p

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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