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Depression Signs Symptoms Cures

What is depression?

When someone says, "I was depressed." they usually mean they felt down, had a bad mood, etc.  When we use the word 'depression' we are referring to something far more serious than occasionally feeling down.  I'm disappointed by much of what the Web has to say about depression.  Usually, it's just a few  words to introduce their medicine or herb that will miraculously change your life to match the happy pictures they have on their website.  If you're still with me, you know it isn't that easy.  Webster seems to define depression as well as any website I've seen: "A state of feeling sad, by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, and feelings of dejection."  For more information, see these best-selling books on depression signs, symptoms and cures.

It isn't that depressed people don't just looks that way.  Usually, a person suffering from depression cares deeply about everything around them, but feels hopeless and helpless to do anything about it.  A certain amount of depression is normal and temporary, lasting a few days to a few weeks...even a month or two.  With normal depression, someone might be a little distracted, but can usually function.  Abnormal depression lasts longer, regularly returns or deeply affects the person.  This is the depression we're talking about, not something we're going to "snap out of".  For this depression we need help.  This page is designed to introduce you to the help and hope you need.

Signs Symptoms Of Depression:

How do we know if our depression is serious or just a temporary phase?  Depression is very difficult to self-diagnose because of the emotional state you're in when you're trying to figure it out.  Take our Signs Of Depression Test to see if you should investigate the issue further with your doctor.  The signs and symptoms can be confused if you're the one suffering, so we suggest you consult a friend or close family member who knows you well and who isn't afraid to tell you the truth.  Depression is most easily identified by changes that suggest someone is losing interest in life...job, friends, eating, hygiene, cleaning.  The more severe cases include cutting and other forms of self-mutilation, suicide attempts and sometimes homicide.  I noticed a friend of mine was depressed when, after he stopped calling me, I stopped by his house at 11:00 AM and he was still in bed.  He was out of work but not looking for work.  With him, nothing any of his friends and family tried, helped him.  He lost his job, house, car and children.  The last I heard, he was living on the street.  If you strongly suspect you or a family member is depressed...get to a doctor quickly.  They can give you temporary treatment to 'stop the fall' so you can work on the long-term causes.  If someone you love is talking of suicide, ask them how they would do it.  If they know how they would do it, it's a plan...not just talk.  If they refuse to see a doctor, call the police and tell them your loved one is planning suicide.  Depression is serious business.

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