People from all walks of life experience bouts of sadness in their lives. Unwanted life events happen to everyone on the planet: loss of a loved one, illness, money troubles, relationship issues, job stress. While all people will deal with life occurrences that are upsetting and even heart-wrenching, some people will experience sadness that they cannot rise above. For them, there is no “snapping out of it,” or “coming to peace” with their circumstances. Depression is a mood disorder that causes long-lasting, persistent feelings of sadness. Depression can also lead to loss of interest in day-to-day life with the people you enjoy being around. … Continue reading
Now that the holidays are over, it can trigger a sense of dissatisfaction and even sadness or depression. January is a time of year when reality settles back in and bills from holiday spending start rolling in. Extra pounds from holiday feasting can arise on your body. All of this can be stressful and trigger a level of depression.
Are you feeling depressed? Have you been feeling depressed for quite some time? If so, you probably feel perpetually drained and have very little energy. Your normal sleep may be disturbed and you may suffer from overwhelming feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness. These are just a few of the signs and symptoms of depression. … Continue reading
The month of December is marked by words like: love, peace, joy, jolly, bright and ho ho ho! It’s supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for many it can be a time of darkness and depression. Instead of joy it can be filled with loneliness, anxiety, sadness and depression.
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” –Abraham Lincoln
With the recent cases of celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, it’s made our nation stop and take a look at the cause of it. According to the CDC nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. While suicide is a choice, if you’re contemplating it, it may seem like it is the only and best choice for you. … Continue reading
If you suffer from depression the effects are far-reaching. Typical signs and symptoms of depression are overwhelming. The problems become multiplied when one of your symptoms reaches to another level of loss and difficulties.
Let’s look at just one of the common symptoms of depression. Sleep disturbances are a common problem if you’re suffering from depression. You may want to sleep too much or you may suffer from lack of sleep (insomnia). If you oversleep this can lead you to miss important appointments, work, or your children’s events. When missing work or other important events becomes habitual the results can be devastating. Loss of relationship can occur and even the loss of your job. … Continue reading
Clinical depression affects 6.7% adults in America, and the number of children and teens struggling with depression is growing. Antidepressants bring in a global revenue of almost $17 billion, making it one of the most common drug type on the market. While millions of Americans take antidepressants to battle on-going depression, there is a substantial number of patients for whom this class of drugs does not work like it is intended. Many patients work their way through a lengthy list of available medications for depression, yet they do not respond adequately to the available treatments. With this rate being about 30%, this is considered to be a high failure rate for a specific class of drugs designed to improve a person’s well-being and ability to function. … Continue reading