Monday, January 10, 2011

Self Help For Depression

                                     Self Help For Depression
I have already discussed about the term "depression" in earlier post. In this article, i am going to describe for helping self while in depression. There are various factors which cause depression. As we all human being are different so do our living environment, surrounding on where we grew, our relatives, our friends etc etc. These are some major factors influencing depression.
If in case, one is diagnosed as a medical depression, its recovery is a lengthy or long process. Depression is the major base for other severe mental maladies like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia etc. Initial treatment of depression as mentioned by most psychiatrist is to use antidepressants which will stabilize the mood of the patient but there is always the risk of mood shifting to maniac stage if only antidepressants are being used without other necessary anti-psychotic drugs.
Apart from medical help, you can self help for your depression when you will recognize that, things are not going right way.
When you are in a deep state of depression, you will not feel like doing anything or being in company with anyone neither friends, relatives. Only negative thinking roots your mind. But when you feel like this, better be more active in sharing your state of mind to someone who are more near to you, someone who can understand your inner state of health and well being and someone who can counsel you correctly.
If work is your cause of being depressed, take some rest or rather fragment your working style into smaller ones so that it will be easy and relaxing for you to accomplish your tasks.
While in depression, isolation must be avoided as much as you can and try to make yourself busy or engaged in some job. "Vacant mind is devil's home". Especially in this ailment, vacant mind is very dangerous which can arouse various negative feelings, out of which suicidal tendency is most dangerous. Let yourself not be withdrawn from social gatherings.
Another sure-shot method of getting rid of most physical, psychological, mental ailments is "Exercise". Yah, Exercise is a proven tonic for depression and many major diseases. Especially aerobic exercises are verified to stabilize mood swings in the case of mental malady.
Another inevitable method of kicking depression out is able to relax or calm down your body and mind. Some methods like autogenics, yoga, meditation are already described in earlier posts. But, the bottom-line is relaxation. When, we can relax at our own will, we can get rid of unwanted mood swings.
These are some of the self help methods for depression which is useful if taken consideration in proper time.

P.S. The methods mentioned above only work for people having depression which is in initial state. For chronic depression ( where patient is not able to control or recognize depression self), he/she should consult a certified psychiatrist for proper medication.

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