5 Ways to Fight Depression

  • casey

    Posts: 91

    Sep 12, 2019 9:21 AM GMT
    Depression is an illness that falls under the category of mood disorders. Unlike the normal mood changes or occasional feelings of sadness experienced,
    Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness (present consistently more than 2 weeks) and affects the daily activity and functioning of the person.

    Symptoms of Depression
    Symptoms such as changes in appetite or sleep (excessive or too little), feelings of sadness, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, not enjoying activities that one used to enjoy, difficulty in concentrating, lethargy and tiredness, irritability and edginess.
    You may experience all or a combination of these symptoms.

    There are risk factors which can predispose one to depression such as a family history of mental illness, presence of physical illnesses (stroke, cancer, heart disease). Other treatable and reversible causes of depression also include hormonal changes (Testosterone deficiency syndrome, Thyroid problems, Menopause, Andropause).
    Other non-medical situations which can predispose one to depression are losses experienced in life (work or relationships, material possessions), trauma (abuse, accident, injury, unforeseen circumstances), stress (work life, finances, school etc) or addictions (smoking, alcohol, gambling, gaming etc)icon_wink.gif

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  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 22654

    Sep 14, 2019 5:37 PM GMT
    I suffer from mild depression/anxiety so I am quite familiar with those symptoms. There are days when I feel that life has passed me by and also there are days that I feel that I have no control over what goes on in my life. I have also experienced losing interest in everything that I used to enjoy and I have somewhat pulled back from everyone. It is not serious for me though since I also have days when I feel the opposite. However my persistent financial problems don't help matters any for me. Getting older and being stuck in low wage, part time employment also gets me depressed from time to time.
  • casey

    Posts: 91

    Sep 17, 2019 3:25 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI suffer from mild depression/anxiety so I am quite familiar with those symptoms. There are days when I feel that life has passed me by and also there are days that I feel that I have no control over what goes on in my life. I have also experienced losing interest in everything that I used to enjoy and I have somewhat pulled back from everyone. It is not serious for me though since I also have days when I feel the opposite. However my persistent financial problems don't help matters any for me. Getting older and being stuck in low wage, part time employment also gets me depressed from time to time.


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  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 22654

    Sep 17, 2019 4:44 PM GMT
    casey said
    roadbikeRob saidI suffer from mild depression/anxiety so I am quite familiar with those symptoms. There are days when I feel that life has passed me by and also there are days that I feel that I have no control over what goes on in my life. I have also experienced losing interest in everything that I used to enjoy and I have somewhat pulled back from everyone. It is not serious for me though since I also have days when I feel the opposite. However my persistent financial problems don't help matters any for me. Getting older and being stuck in low wage, part time employment also gets me depressed from time to time.


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