Are you, or is someone you love suffering from depression?
Depression is a state of mind that affects so many people and the vast majority of them are women. Life has no hope anymore. There is no motivation and no feeling, depression shuts us down.
There are no easy steps in dealing with depression but depression is a very treatable condition and you must first seek professional help.
I am always surprised when I read articles that say ’10 easy ways to deal with your depression.’ The writers of these articles clearly have never suffered from depression in their lives.
Depression is a form of dying, you shut down emotionally and psychologically and you need professional help.
There is a way through depression with the right help. If you are depressed right now your perception about your life has changed. Nothing else in your life has changed except your perception of it. Right now you are not in a state to do anything so seek professional help FAST.
The first thing to do is to see your doctor. Then shop around for a psychotherapist. If you are not in any state to do this then ask a friend or spouse to make an appointment for you.
Medication in conjunction with a talking therapy will help you to feel so much better. Trust me I’ve been there.
But medication alone is not enough, and may not even be necessary if you are working through your issues with a capable psychotherapist. But I do not know you and so I would recommend that initially you speak to your doctor and then a therapist that you feel comfortable with.
If you find that you cannot talk to your therapist about your issues please excuse yourself and find another therapist, one who you do feel comfortable with. Shop around for a good therapist or get someone to help you in your search.
But please pay attention to depression because it is a wake up call that you need to attend to something in your psyche which you may or may not be aware of.
The topic of depression is a huge subject. I am thinking of writing an ebook on depression, if you want me to.
If you would like me to do that please leave a comment below or if you are suffering from depression please leave a comment also.