Depression, despite what some think, is a very real medical condition that can affect you in many different ways. Your mental, physical, behavioral and cognitive abilities can be impacted depending on the severity. The illness is very misunderstood and for that reason people, who aren’t dealing with it, can overlook the true affects on those who are. I try to share information for anyone (even those people who just want to learn more), but this website is mainly for people (like myself) that are dealing with depression and anxiety disorders.
Do you feel sad and not your normal self? Do you know why? Are you afraid to ask for help for fear there might be something really ‘wrong’ with you? These feelings are so common. I’m guessing you’re reading this website because you either know you are depressed or you think you may be. I’ve been where you are before.
Here are a few questions to get you thinking …
Do you wake up every morning exhausted and feeling sad, but not too sure why that is? Do you ignore the signs and rationalize reasons why you feel the way you do?
If so, you could be going through some form of depression (click here to take a test)
Before I go into more detail about symptoms, types of depression and different causes, I want to reassure you that there is nothing ‘abnormal’ about you. Depression is more common than you think and if you are depressed, it does NOT mean that you are a weak person or that you don’t deserve to be a happier you.
I am writing reviews of some of the treatments I tried for depression and anxiety. They’re programs that involve taking a hard look at yourself and are much cheaper than going to a psychologist or therapist (whatever the difference is between the two). However, before buying any program learning the basics of managing depression is important.
If you’re dealing with depression here are two things, from my experience that I absolutely would stress:
- KNOW HOW TO ASK FOR HELP
- FIND A WAY TO REALLY EXPLAIN HOW YOU FEEL
- UNDERSTAND YOU DON’T NEED MEDICINE TO GET OVER THIS
But please know this before looking into it farther… if you’re getting to a point where your depression is seriously taking over your life and you’re really scared for your health. Go to a doctor. I’ve done a few treatments and yes, they worked (my reviews here), but they are for those who feel they have the mental strength to help themselves.