Best way of hiding depression/sadness?

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    Dec 17, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    I'm really having a hard time in life right now, and being sad and wearing that on my sleve really is holding me back from gettng any better. Do you guys have any tips for at least masking the depression for long enough to help things get turned around?
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    Dec 17, 2011 9:26 AM GMT
    I've battled depression and anxiety for almost 10yrs. What can I say is seek professional help. I say that only because it's what helped me. I tried masking it... being the loudest guy laughing and putting on the big smile but at the end of the day.... I'm still feeling the same way and I hate it. You need to identitfy what's causing these feelings or at least what triggers them. As a friend of mine said the ther day, you can always run away from the problem but you make a different when you run toward the problem. I agree but know from experince it's a Bitch to say it lightly. Best of luck to you friend, if you need advice I'm sure many of us would be down to give it but feel free to message me. Safe Zone here for sure. Take care. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew said What can I say is seek professional help. You need to identitfy what's causing these feelings or at least what triggers them.
    Bingo!
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    How bad is your depression? If it is seasonal and transitional, there are a couple of ways that you can deal with it. This includes increasing the food that are rich in tryptophan (to increase the availability to make serotonin in the brain) and tyrosine (to increase the availability to make catecholamines in the brain). But the trick is to increase exercise output as well, because this increases the BDNF and the sensitivity of these receptors in the brain, the very key component to combat depression, seasonal or whatnot.

    You might also want to use some of the aromas like with essential oil, specifically the citrus family like grapefruit, sweet oranges, tangerines. These are said to have uplifting cheering effect on your mood. It definitely smells like a ray of sunshine in a gloomy day!

    http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/aclearn/eo_grapefruit.html

    http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/aclearn/eo_sweetorange.html

    http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/aclearn/eo_tangerineessentialoil.html

    Feel better Mike.

    If it's bad, then seek professional help, obviously.
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    The good thing, mikeinslc, is that you want to get better.

    I agree with ryan_andrews that you need to identify the reasons why you are feeling the way you do. Then you need to come to terms with those reasons.

    One of the reasons I used to stay down on myself is because I didn't let go of things. I felt victimized by whatever it was that happened. I felt sorry for myself. For some reason, my brain and my heart thought that by acting that way, someone would feel sorry for me and make it better.

    I would recommend occupying your mind with things that make you smile and bring joy to your life. It doesn't allow your mind to wallow in your negative emotions. It goes the same for people. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people.

    You'll feel better, I know it.
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    Great post buddy. Know that many people suffer and recover from depression. Masking is not a solution for sure. accepting and fixing is the only thing that will work. There are counselors with sliding scales that you can find and talk to which is a great thing to do immediately, anti-depressants can help I have found more than anything is getting some sort of exercise in. Even if it is walk go do it and it helps!!!!!


    Good luck handsome!!

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    Dec 17, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    fake it till ya make it
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    Dec 17, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    same problem here....i take Paxil and just try to deal...it's tough at times..just try to take care of yourself and take each day as it comes.