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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Depression- Types, Cause treatment | 7 Treatment for Depression

7 Best and Simple Treatment for Depression
Types and Causes

 Depression happens to everyone from time-to-time. Breaking up with a boyfriend, losing a family pet, not receiving that much-anticipated promotion can all effect emotions.  The old saying which goes “Money buys happiness?”  Don’t believe it.

In The book On The Edge of Darkness, author Kathy Cronkite explores the many stages of depression that plague the famous and the not-so-famous. 

It used to be believed that people who were depressed were thought to be controlled by evil spirits. When church exorcisms failed to lift the “spirits” other alternatives or treatments were eventually sought. 

Today, depression is known as a whole-body disease. Someone who is depressed expects failure in their lives. This type of thinking if it goes untreated can result in failure even in suicide.

What are the types of depression?

What are the types of depression

Seasonal depression
can be treated with different lighting throughout the home.

Bipolar Depression
people who are bipolar are afflicted with major bouts of depression.

Major Depression
the most severe form of depression, one that cannot be easily overcome.

Dysthymic Disorder
a longer form of depression that is resistant to treatment and clings to the victim tenaciously.

Unspecified Depression
another term for depression when there is no specific reason to be depressed.

Adjustment Order with Depression- reactions to major stress in your life or life-changes.

Anorexia and Bulimia-
 starving yourself in order to gain acceptance, or overeating in secret, and then purging your system.

Post-Partum Depression- women can enter into this depression not long after the birth of a child.

Treatment for depression

Treatment for depression

Among the traditional treatments for depression (antidepressants) are some methods that don’t include pharmaceutical drugs.

Yoga- Yoga is a Hindu discipline.  The process is spiritual, mental and physical putting you in touch with your mind and body while teaching you how to control both.

Meditation- Meditation is learning the discipline of how to relax your mind and get in touch with your inner being. By focusing on one subject, chanting a mantra, your mind becomes devoid of thought and you are calm and focused.

Self Hypnosis- Taught by a qualified therapist, self-hypnosis can help you take control of your mind and your body. Creating a “safe place” within yourself, a control room, you will be able to turn off and on the emotions that currently rule your life. This process should not be taught from a self-help tape or a book, but with a therapist that is certified in the art of hypnosis.

Hypnosis- Guided by a board certified Hypnotist; you can be led to a trance-like state and be given certain instructions to help clear your mind. With the right tools and the proper guidance, you can be reprogrammed to reject feelings of helplessness, frustration and loss and become focused into another area that is positive and optimistic.

Hormone Replacement Therapy-

used in women only, this type of therapy only works in certain patients. Sometimes, using HRT, the patient will experience a deeper depression. Your doctor should be consulted fully before you decide to try this method.

Psychotherapy- known as talking through depression, the mental health counselor will listen and instruct you how to deal with the depression when it hits. Be sure the counselor is fully licensed and board certified.

ECT- Electroconvulsive Therapy is used in extreme cases of severe depression. Generally when the patient is claiming suicide is the answer, or the person who’s suffering from depression mania. Electrodes are attached to the patient and electric current shocks the brain, thus halting the destructive behavior patterns.

What causes depression?

Depression affect the whole entire body. Your body chemistry changes when you are depressed. This alters your every mood and emotion.

Depression is a disease without prejudice as it can afflict anyone at any time.  Depression is known to be hereditary. Women are affected by depression more than men are. Or perhaps, women are prone to discuss their feelings more than men are.

Dealing with life-changes unsuccessfully can cause depression, the loss of a loved one, the death of a child, a divorce, a missed job opportunity, financial problems, food concerns, obsession with weight and looks, not having the appropriate coping skill to accept rejection gracefully.

After having a child, many women enter into Post-Partum Depression. Being with the wrong life-partner, dealing with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, being an abuse victim all of these things have the ability to sink someone into depression.

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