AcharyaCenter.com - How To Guides, Tips and Resources

Acknowledge Your Depression

0 like 0 dislike
311 views
posted in Health by BumblingBee
Depression is an illness and needs to be acknowledged as such. It is not a reason to be ashamed. The reason so many people fail to seek help for their depression is that they are ashamed. Unfortunately, this is one of the feelings associated with depression anyway and makes the illness difficult to acknowledge.

If you are constantly feeling particularly low, well-meaning friends might tell you to “snap out of it” or even start to get irritated by your mood. Your depression will feed off this negativity and you start to wonder why you can’t just “snap out of it”. You then start to feel that there’s something wrong with you because it should be so easy and it’s just “not right” that you feel so bad all the time. Well, it’s not right and there is something wrong with you. You have a medical condition and you deserve treatment in the same way as any other patient. If you had a cold for six months would you ignore it and hope it would pass? No, you would dose yourself up with anything you could find and maybe see a doctor to find out if there’s an underlying reason for it to last so long.

Depression is sadness that lasts too long. Everyone is sad at some point in their lives but depression is more than that. It is a feeling that you can’t bring yourself up from the bottom. In the end you give up trying. People start to avoid you. You feel worse. You need to find external help to treat the problem in the same way as you would if you had a long-lasting cold. You could try herbal remedies – there are some in your pharmacy – or you could see your doctor. There may be an underlying physical cause for your depression.

If your doctor cannot help you they may refer you for counselling. Don’t be embarrassed to go for counselling but do make sure you are comfortable with your counsellor. If not, try another one. Counselling should not be discounted because you don’t feel comfortable with your first choice of practitioner. In everyday life you will naturally find that you get on with some people and clash with others. You cannot afford to have a personality clash with your counsellor. On the other hand you must be sure that it is a personality clash and not just that you don’t agree with what they are saying. A general rule is to go with your instincts. If you like the person and seemed to get on well in the first couple of sessions then stick with it because they might just have touched on the root cause of your problem.

In some cases, acknowledging depression may be difficult because you have lived with it so long that you don’t know whether it is depression or not. If you have grown up with depression it is possible not to realise that you are actually depressed because you have no concept of how normal people should feel. You may feel angry all the time or you may feel like going to the middle of an empty field and simply screaming. You may feel anxious, have trouble sleeping or even sleep too much. You may think that your family would be better off without you (and actually believe that to be true) and may have considered running away or suicide. You may worry about death all the time (yours or someone else’s) and not let yourself be happy just in case…… (or even “I must enjoy this now in case………..”). If you are feeling any or all of the above then you need to consider talking to someone. Even if it is just a friend or family member to start with, they may be able to advise you and encourage you to seek professional help.

Once you have acknowledged that you have depression please remember that it is a medical condition and can be cured. You don’t have to feel this way for ever. Nobody actually thinks of you the way you think they do. Talk to someone. Seek and accept help and you will find that there is a different way of seeing life.

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

Related posts

0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 471 views
5 PROVEN Tips To Help You Wipeout Your Depression So You Can Live A Happy Life

Are you lonely? Did you know that being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. Lets face it, we've all been there. We get depressed when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. That's just ... Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life. Now go give those 5 Tips a try and see how they pan out for you.

posted in Health by Dingopher
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 420 views
5 Ways To Effectively Treat Minor Depression

$ Consider adopting a pet. Studies have shown that individuals who own pets, including cats or dogs, live a happier and healthier life. The reason is because pets provide companionship and unconditional love, which is one of the reasons that they may help ... of depression, or believe that they may have a problem, should consult a physician for a proper diagnosis and/or treatment recommendation.

posted in Health by Herogue
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,318 views
Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and ... regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.

posted in Health by FatKomodoDragon
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 523 views
The Powers of a Positive Attitude

I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative? Now let's say you are walking down the street with these ... has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day. So, what's not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.

image
posted in Health by GreedyPig
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 310 views
Understanding Zoloft Depression Better

Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you're suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a ... continue on following the doctors prescriptions as well as showing up for every therapy session, Zoloft depression will seriously work for you.

posted in Health by Oystrich
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 267 views
The tell-tale symptoms of depression

People who may be suffering from depression or manic disorders actually exhibit or show each and every kind of symptom of depression that doctors will tell you that depressed people have. Sometimes it's actually quite easy to overlook such symptoms and not ... and physical symptoms that are usually brought about by poor mental health such as headaches, digestive disorders and various body pains.

posted in Health by Conjursa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 119 views
The Truth About Postpartum Depression

Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields are currently engaging in a word war against each other because of a type of depression, called postpartum depression. Cruise's and Brooke's debacle started when Tom Cruise openly disapproved of Brooke Shield's personal choice of ... medications to help cure postpartum depression as well as therapy sessions to help relieve whatever pent emotions that you may have.

posted in Health by KeyboardPie
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 341 views
Taking Manic Depression Seriously

Manic depression or Bipolar depression is actually considered as one of the worst type of depression that people usually suffer from. Characterized by sudden and extreme changes in their mood, Manic depression is said to be called as such because manic = mania refers to ... the best ones to consult for Manic depression, as well as the ones who'll most probably be able to cure Manic depression.

posted in Health by BouncyOracle
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 59 views
Finding the right Depression Treatment

Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the United States, around 9.5 percent of the American population actually suffers from this illness, however, not all of them get to be treated, thus, depression and its ill-effects continue to be a burden to ... to regulate his or her mood swings, to actually help him or her sleep better and as well as be more pleasant towards others.

posted in Health by HarmlessRose
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 339 views
Finding the right depression medication

Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you're suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they' ... , as well as the time of day wherein you take your depression medication can actually have something to do with your sleeping problem.

posted in Health by AwfulSoul
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 284 views
Facing Depression Head On

Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you're suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they're doctors who can ... Depression may not kill one's body but it'll certainly kills one's spirit if you'll let it. Don't be a victim.

image
posted in Health by GardenParrot
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 114 views
All About Clinical Depression

Depression, a mental illness that is often characterized by prolonged periods of sadness and melancholy, experts from the field of psychiatry say. But just because one person is moping around and just generally hating the world around him or her, doesn't mean that it's ... of depression, but it is best to leave it to the hands of professionals who can safely attend to and cure this disorder.

posted in Health by Robottom
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 310 views
Getting anxious over Anxiety Depression?

A lot of people who are exerting too much of their brain power usually exhaust not only their physical strength when engaging in various multi-tasking activities, they also tend to over extend their brains up to the point when it plainly needs some good old time ... up, also prescribed medicines are sort of a must to help these individuals battle anxiety attacks, help them calm down and relax.

posted in Health by Catnip
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 410 views
10 Common Symptoms Of Depression

Every year approximately 9.5 per cent of the American population suffers from depression. Depression is a grave illness that affects day to day life and destroys families. It is a disorder that controls the mind and its functions causing loss of appetite, sleeplessness, ... a community mental health center, or hospital or clinic. Someone will extend a helping hand and talk you through the crisis.

posted in Health by Butcherry
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 197 views
Overcoming Depression

Identifying Depression Depression, like most mental illness runs the continuum of severity. It can be mild or major. It can last from weeks to months. It can involve anxiety symptoms as well. Depression is primarily characterized by sadness and/or loss of pleasure in nearly ... the wise that seek out the help, wisdom and counsel of those whom God has equipped to facilitate the healing of the mind.

posted in Health by VoyageHooper
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 214 views
Tips On How To Eradicate Depression

This article is all about beating depression. I am a person who suffered from long bouts of depression, however after deciding to change my whole outlook on life, I now have a much happier, successful and stress-free life. I will explain how I went about achieving ... when I start feeling down or depressed, I quickly switch on the news and it soon shakes me out of that temporary depressive state.

image
posted in Health by BeautifulWolf
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 206 views
A Quick Look at Depression and Teen Suicide

An alarming truth: teen girls and boys are both at risk for suicide. Though many do not recognize suicide as a serious threat to a teenager's well being, teen suicide is a major cause of death among American teenagers. According to the National Institute for Mental ... of a teenager. With proper help and guidance, young people with problems can recover and find pleasure, energy, and hope again.

image
posted in Health by GardenParrot
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 161 views
5 Reasons To Not Let Depression Control You Anymore!

Family - It can be very vexing to loved one's when you are depressed. On one hand they want nothing but the best for you, but on the other they sometimes get frustrated and wonder why you can't simply snap out of it. It can be particularly hard on children of ... , and can focus on what is really important in life so that you can improve it, for yourself, your family, friends, and loved ones.

posted in Health by Slayerk
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 368 views
BUILD YOUR SELF ESTEEM, A STARTER GUIDE TO SELF IMPROVEMENT

So how do you stay calm, composed and maintain self esteem in a tough environment? Here are some tips you may to consider as a starter guide to self improvement. Imagine yourself as a Dart Board. Everything and everyone else around you may become Dart Pins ... Never miss an opportunity to compliment. A positive way of living will help you build self esteem, your starter guide to self improvement.

posted in Health by HairySeahorse
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 380 views
What Innovation Can Do to Your Life

It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't. The power of innovation. If you've ever marvelled at somebody's creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of ... doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else's. But soon enough they will notice, and everything should snowball from there.

posted in Health by MagicalCyborg
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 173 views
Learning How To Overcome Your Obsessive And Fearful Thoughts

It can be tough for people with OCD to have to experience obsessive thoughts that are intrusive, scary, and difficult to manage. As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their obsessive and fearful thoughts. The ... kinds of thoughts. There are ways to deal with your obsessive thoughts and with the proper treatment, you can live a productive life.

posted in Health by Knighttime
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 136 views
Personality - Do You Test Your Limits?

Are you a normal person or you normally test your limits? Let me explain what I am saying. Many of us love extreme actions and test ourselves to the extreme whenever the opportunity arises. For example, if there is a stunt event in the town, such people ... right, because the child can suffer irreparable damage to his bones and kidneys, this example tells about how such people test the limits.

posted in Health by AwfulSoul
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 146 views
Test Your Ability To Handle Crisis

Who has not faced a crisis in his/her life? All of us do? The difference is in our response. Our response defines and decides our ultimate success in a crisis. Let us look at this Calm - Some of us are very calm during a crisis. They will not easily ... and try to recover what is left. Why not plan for future and go ahead accepting the losses cheerfully? These qualities make a winner in life.

posted in Health by Monkeyno
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 220 views
10 ways to empower your communication

The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone can grant you the gift of gab. Yeah, it seems strange in this day and age, but who are we to question tradition? ... speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.

posted in Health by Sumogre
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 573 views
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy Or Your Own Best Friend?

Are you the kind of person who is your own worst enemy? Do you live your life with doubt, always trying to live up to the standards others set for you? Life can be filled with disappointments if we live each day seeking the approval of others. Remember that you are ... positive. Stand up and be counted, because at the end of the day when you look in the mirror, you should see your best friend.

posted in Health by PrisonWorm
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 126 views
5 Ways To Maximise Your Personal Energy Supply

Different governments, officials, environmental agencies exhort us to conserve the energy we use in order to save the environment and sustain our continued existence on the planet. On a personal level I think that we also need to know how to conserve, focus and maximise our ... opportunity, but you get the point. If you only do one of the above, then your life will undergo a profound change.

posted in Health by Conjursa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,134 views
What are the Great Tips To Make Your Goals Your Reality?

Goals are a great tool for motivation. But if you don't use them correctly, they can also be a source of frustration. Goals are only empowering if they are used properly. So how do you make a goal into something that is a benefit for you? Goal-setting ... mean there's anything wrong with the goal. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's only those who abandon their goals who don't achieve them.

posted in Health by Emufasa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 898 views
4 Quick and EASY Tips On How-To Become The Person Of Your Dreams

Quick question... What would you like to be when you grow up? I bet you often heard this question asked many times when you were still young from your parents and relatives. But, have you really given that question some deep thoughts? Different ... you stay Focused and Patient on your objective despite any setbacks or discouragements, you will become successful much sooner than you may think.

image
posted in Health by PlaySeal
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 234 views
How to Become Your Own Relaxation Expert?

Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. It is a techiniqe used to quiet the mind and body, and release stress. It can also bring focus and clarity, and often, after meditating, problems that you have been struggling with, miraculously ... we include a brief time for meditation in our daily schedule. For more self-help techniques and tips, please visit my website.

image
posted in Health by BeautifulWolf
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 103 views
How to Maintain your Mental Health?

How to Maintain your Mental Health?

posted in Health by PositiveVoid
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 165 views
How To Use Your Emotions?

Probably a third of all miseries that trouble humankind are emotional. Psychiatrists mostly discover that their patients are emotionally troubled and mentally feeble. Troubled people have their minds weakened or overwhelmed by strong emotions. For instance, a paranoid may ... is the result. A healthy personality is one that makes use of its emotions, rather than letting emotions use it.

posted in Health by ForceSoldier
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 157 views
How To Increase Your Mind Power?

You can increase your mind power starting today. There are conditions that are conducive to better thinking, and plants that increase blood flow to the brain. There are little "tricks" that can give you an immediate brainpower boost, and habits you can develop for a more permanent ... idea, make a note of it. Gather the evidence for your own mind power and you'll start to experience more of it.

posted in Health by PlaySeal
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 130 views
How To Boost Your Self Esteem?

A low self esteem is one of the leading causes of depression. Working to boost your self esteem can increase your chances for success and happiness on both a personal and professional level. While many people realize that they need to boost their feeling of self worth ... . Using these seven strategies can help you boost your self esteem and help you lead a happier and more successful life.

posted in Health by PrisonWorm
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 177 views
"Secrets of a Positive Attitude"

Greetings self help reader, Are you constantly bombarded by thoughts of negativity? Plagued by feelings of insecurity? Do you see everything in a negative manner? The reason for this lies deep within your heart. You are what you mentally and spiritually eat. If a ... yours. I know you will make a positive one. Much continued positive attitude success, The creator of "Positive Attitude Secrets"

posted in Health by HairyMagpie
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 157 views
The Good Life

I was listening to the MSNBC on the radio the other day when a feature came on entitled, The Good Life'. They proceeded to discuss a $14,000 dessert being offered in Sri Lanka that included, amongst other things, an aquamarine. No kidding. This is how MSNBC ... lead us to the Good Life. Not the $14,000 dessert but a life well lived. With meaning, love, comfort, joy and fulfillment.

posted in Health by ShowDolphin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 920 views
Finding You in Healing the Hidden Self

People today are starting to recognize the value of self-talk. At one time people thought of those that talked to self as someone with a mental ailment. This is not true today. Experts are recognizing that self-talk is a healthy tool that we all can use to find ... only defeat the purpose of living. Life is too short, so develop a winning attitude and healing the hidden self will fall into place.

posted in Health by GrizzlyFlash
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,098 views
How To Unleash All Your Leadership Potential

There is a steady flow of information in the form of books, articles, white papers and training all in the context of [ "what is leadership" or "how to develop a leader"]?. In this issue, I will avoid those two questions and write about two others that I believe might ... say about good leaders; "If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek."

image
posted in Business by VirtualAssassin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 451 views
The Essence of Freedom

Life is too hard and too risky in the eyes of many. By contrast, others are such proponents of a virile existence, demanding great courage and giving great pride, that they are ready to leave the coziness of their home to scale Mount Everest and breast the ... throw in the towel. This is a recipe for a worthy success. They discipline and surpass themselves, and thus proudly turn things around.

posted in Health by Emufasa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 450 views
Holiday Stress? Take Care of You!

The holidays usually provoke pleasant feelings and happy times. Unfortunately, they can often also be a major source of stress. It is very easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of shopping, decorating, baking, parties, and visiting with family and friends. There ... is sure to enhance your holiday spirit, and lessen your stress. Lighten up and enjoy yourself this holiday season. You deserve it!

posted in Health by Sassassin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 425 views
MOTIVATION, THE HEART OF SELF IMPROVEMENT

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the push' to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the ... your life and existence, because you're just going to spend it once. Z - Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

posted in Health by LoyalChief
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 407 views
Impossible is Just a Word

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn't fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn't dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of ... As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

posted in Health by PlaySeal
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,257 views
The Road to Intuition

Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality? When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, ... by intuition alone. Decisions are easier done if armed by this gift. Develop intuition now and reap benefits you have never imagined.

posted in Health by ForceSoldier
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,371 views
Why Coaching is the Way to Go in Team Management

When you hear the word coach , what comes first into your mind? Do you picture a basketball team with a man/woman shouting out directions? Or perhaps a football team with a man/woman pacing to and fro and calling out the names of the players? ... the whole team. Moreover, that the responsibilities are greater since while you are coaching members, you are also developing future coaches as well.

posted in Health by UncleRhino
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 229 views
Happy as You Want to Be

Almost everyone have heard the hit single 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferiin's simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry. Living ... always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

posted in Health by HarshThunder
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 766 views
"Who's the Boss?" 10 ways to start taking control (time management, goal setting, record tracking)

At first glance, it would seem that positive thinking and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have nothing to do with one another. But many of us with ADD develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. ... a bit of courage to admit that we're turning to be workaholics than tell ourselves that we're not doing our best.

posted in Health by Knighthawk
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 423 views
10 Steps to Asthma Self Help

Managing asthma is not something your doctor can do for you all by himself. Asthma self help is an important part of treating and managing your condition so that it doesn't take over your entire life. Your doctor may prescribe both daily medication and medication ... to dander. 10. Be aware of any food or ingested allergies, and avoid foods, medications and drinks that cause allergic reactions.

image
posted in Health by Amigod
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 181 views
7 Beauty Tips for Looking Younger

Ever since Eve took that first bite of the apple, the human race has been obessed with beauty. The truth is we begin the aging process just as soon as we pop out of the womb. Every day of our lives our bodies slough off and regenerate new cells. The speed at ... with the true Fountain of Youth we are stuck with what we have. Just remember that getting older doesn't have to mean getting old.

image
posted in Health by Prepatriarch
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 920 views
7 Important Tips for Yoga Success

Yoga has been proven to relieve stress by using exercises that unify the mind, body, and spirit. If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life. 1. Talk to your doctor and explain what type of yoga poses you ... during the relaxation or meditation exercises. Now it's time to grab your mat and a towel and get the most out of your yoga exercises.

image
posted in Health by Knightmare
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 197 views
5 Snoring Treatment Tips

If like me you sound like a bear growling a cave when your asleep, then you will no that snoring has a big impact on life. Regardless of the health issues (which are significant), snoring can play havoc with your relationship. If you are at you wits ... 5 I've saved the best until last. Exercising the muscles in your throat, tongue and doing breathing exercises can completely cure your snoring.

image
posted in Health by GraveGrass

Share Tips and Guides

Add text, links, images, videos and documents

Submit Post

926 posts

24 comments

0 comments

28,760 users

Most popular topics

# selfhelp | # money | # parenting | # vacation | # kids | # cruises | # allergy | # security | # relationships | # babycare | # depression | # elderly-care | # coffee | # budget | # creditcards | # cooking | # education | # credit | # drinks | # us-news | # cars | # crafts | # dating | # games | # quotes | # politics | # hobbies | # reviews | # shopping | # gifts | # healthcare | # marketing | # addiction | # sports | # life | # blogging | # safety | # advertising | # clothing | # entertainment | # website | # success | # movies | # photography | # sales | # arts | # painting | # drawing | # dogs | # communications | # vehicles | # stress | # biking | # jobs | # college | # sleep | # science | # ecommerce | # home-schooling | # domains | # data-recovery | # trading | # affiliate | # debt | # leasing | # celebrities | # government | # dinner | # family | # vacation | # hurricane | # customer-service | # renting | # laws | # holidays | # wedding | # bikes | # auctions | # fishing | # music | # yoga | # school | # happiness | # autocare | # gambling | # career | # security | # realestate | # interior-design | # world-news | # gardening | # careers | # apartments | # petcare | # investing | # workout | # divorce | # contractor | # mortgage | # cartoon |
Connect with us:
...