I get so depressed
If you're wondering when depression is going to let go of you and give you your life back, you're asking the wrong question. You need to ask yourself what you are going to do to take control of the situation and overcome your depression.
Life can be very stressful, fast paced and target driven. Many people are suffering from extreme tiredness and over-work. It should come as no surprise that this can often lead to a feeling of helplessness and depression. Stress in the workplace is a major source of lost productivity. It is important that it be recognised and ways found to deal with it.
Often a holiday or a change of scenery are all that is required to feel better and the situation resolves itself but if not then stress management techniques are now recognised as a useful way to help resolve many problems like these before they get out of hand. Interesting new perspectives can be examined, different methods and interesting ways of making change can all be used to great effect.
Major traumatic events can also cause feelings of depression too bereavement or big changes like the breakdown of a relationship or a sudden illness, these feelings are natural and will usually resolve themselves given time.. Help can be beneficial with these kind of feelings if they continue largely unchanged for long periods though.
If you have depression, you may feel exhausted, helpless and hopeless. It may be extremely difficult to take any action to help yourself. But it is important to realise that these feelings are part of the depression and do not accurately reflect actual circumstances. As you begin to recognise your depression and begin treatment, negative thinking will fade.
Depression is not your fault it can happen to the best of us. Millions of people across the globe suffer some form of depression each and every year. It is estimated that one in six people will suffer some form of depression at some point in their lives. The first port of call if you are feeling down in a way that is going on for a long time and that seems a bit worse than just having a few off days is your GP. There are many kinds of depression and its important to understand what kind of depression you may be experiencing so you can get the best help.
The type of depression that almost always responds well to therapy, and often to self-help, is all forms of reactive depression. These are usually brought about by the tribulations of life, rather than by any clinical imbalance in the brain.
Here are some of the causes of depression of this type:
- Relationship issues
- Money worries
- Career anxieties
- Moving house
- Post-natal (some)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Psychosexual difficulties
You get the idea - anything that has been 'triggered', even it has existed for some considerable time, can be helped by various forms of therapy.
In general, face-to-face work is better here, though some improvement can often be made via Skype or even online work.