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The Blues vs. Depression: Can Depression Be Cured?

Many people view depression as a state of mind controlled by the individual experiencing it instead of a real condition. It has been referred to as whining, complaining, or feeling sorry for oneself. Negative comments and teasing may have been thrown around by ignorant people. Depression Depression is a mental illness. It is not just a state of mind that can be wished away. Chemical changes might occur in the brain altering emotions and moods. That fact alone changes the disorder from a controllable figment of imagination, to a medical condition. Hundreds of billions of people worldwide are diagnosed with this disorder each year. Speculation from professionals on the subject believes there are many more cases not reported. Men are not as prone to telling someone their feelings or lack thereof regularly. People fear they will be viewed as a freak or insane if they come forth and admit they have disturbing abnormal thoughts. Some individuals do not have the money to seek ongoing treatmen

Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia

The symptoms of a panic attack are very similar to those of a heart attack: the heart pounds, breathing is almost impossible and people believe that death is imminent or that they are going crazy. A panic attack can happen anytime and anywhere without any warning sign: this can be while you are relaxing, sleeping, walking the dog, dining out with good friends, etc. Most people experience this kind of panic attack disorder once in their lifetimes; some others have it sometimes twice and the episode is ‘forgotten’ for them. Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia More unfortunate people who suffer from recurrent panic attacks develop over time a never-ending fear of having another panic attack. They simply cannot forget the terrible intense fear that they have felt during their panic attack, and their self-confidence vanishes with time. This fear of fear is practically always present with them and usually influences negatively the person’s daily activities and quality of life. These

8 Tips for Students to Prevent and Avoid Depression in College

As one wakes up from a teenage sleep to adulthood, one has to travel through a very rough and rocky road. The transition stage usually surfaces as the chapter of college life begins. It is when most young minds are brought to foreign places to sharpen their minds and skills for a brighter future. Also, it is when they experience almost the firsts of everything. Adjustments do not happen overnight. Being a stranger in a crowd, most of the time makes students feel bad and scared. It is normal to feel down at times but if the feeling of anxiety and emptiness doesn’t go away, there is a possibility that they are developing depression in college. Depression in college students “I am depressed!” This is the common expression among college students, may it be after a social event or academic activity. But depression in college has a deeper meaning which most students and even professionals sometimes fail to recognize. It is a condition of mental disturbance that causes a feeling of hopelessne

Can Dads Get Postnatal Depression? Yes, they need support too

Can dads get postnatal depression (PND)? The first question you may ask about the line above is: is it true? Do we have any statistic that says this is true or close to true? Yes, Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPPD), or Postnatal Depression (PND) in Men Is Very Real. Can dads get postnatal depression? About 8-10% of men experience depression before or after the pregnancy of their partner and childbirth. [Ref. Postpartum Depression in Men - PMC - NCBI ] There are many misconceptions, especially in this area – many people believe that postnatal depression (PND) in men occurs as an after-effect due to the presence of PND in women. But that is far from the truth. There is independent evidence for the presence of PND in men. It is also fair to say here that when PND is present in mothers , there is a greater likelihood that PND will also occur in fathers. Emotional poverty and stress along with depression can be observed in new dads even before the child is born. This onset of depressive

8 Tips to Break the Anxiety Insomnia Cycle

Anxiety and insomnia often go hand-in-hand, creating a cycle that can be difficult to break out of. If you're struggling with anxiety and insomnia, you're not alone. Find in this article 8 tips to help you break the anxiety-insomnia cycle. The Cycle of Anxiety and Insomnia Anxiety and insomnia frequently go hand in hand. Each problem can be caused by the other, eventually leading to a never ending cycle that seems impossible to break through. Research has shown that chronic insomnia increases your chances of suffering from an anxiety disorder. There are a few different ways that anxiety and insomnia can interact. Anxiety can cause difficulty sleeping, which can in turn lead to more anxiety. When someone is anxious, their mind is often racing, which can make it difficult to fall asleep. Additionally, anxiety can lead to restless sleep, which can leave someone feeling tired and anxious the next day. Insomnia can also cause anxiety and stress . When someone isn't getting enou

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

How to Stop Overthinking | How to Stop Thinking Too Much

Overthinking Overthinking is “thinking about something too much or for too long”. In simple words, When you think too much it is called Overthinking. Overthinking is a mental process that revolves around the idea of ruminating, going over something in your head over and over again, replaying it in your mind, and eventually feeling overwhelmed by it. When we are overthinking we are not able to think the right thing at the right time. Overthinking is the act of spending time dwelling on problem instead of the solution. This could cause us to think about it too long and over-analyze a problem. It is a good way to avoid a problem but also a bad way to solve a problem because you will spend way too much time to solve a problem that is not worth solving. How to recognize overthinking ? The person is experiencing difficulty concentrating because they are thinking too much. The person is unable to do anything else but think about the problem because they keep thinking about it. Also, it is a

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