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Depression a mental illness that does not discriminate

When I speak of depression I am not talking about a sadness which we all know the reasons for. Nor am I talking about people who for reasons that are decided to live a life of loneliness, I am talking about a mental illness that emotionally controls everyone who owns it, as is depression.

Following this subject I am not talking about the depression that others may or may not suffer. I am talking about the physical and emotional problems that this illness has produced in the course of my life. That means that the title should be "How to talk to my depression?"

It would not be fair to speak of depression, without mentioning that faithful companion who in many cases joins this emotional illness as a complication that is behind all our fears, hesitation and fears popularly as anxiety.

For a long time due to the devastating effects of this emotional illness I was under several psychiatric treatments, taking many of the medicines that are sold in the market by medical prescription.

Apart from taking these medications to manage my depression and anxiety. I also had appointments every 2 weeks with a behavior specialist who through exercises, meeting with support groups and cognitive therapy tried to help with my problems.

Specialist in behavior who was trying to teach me some modification technique as a way to control my pessimistic thoughts and lack of interest in some aspects of my life.

Adding to all that, I should mention the medication I took, off the counter as a way to self medicate myself, reading any book, magazine or program that will help me control these symptoms, going to church group meetings as a way to keep my mind occupied As some say trying to fix myself.

However, how many people with emotional problems? I fall into the mistake of believing that depression is my unwillingness to do things, when it is something much deeper than that. Do not fall into that trap. Do not try to explain to others an emotional illness that they do not recognize or try to understand.

How can we talk to a mental illness that limits our life?

My answer would be that of each of us when the depression talks to us through its symptoms.

In my particular case I will tell of some of the ways the depression speaks to me:

1. Loss of interest in things.
2. Lack of sleep at night.
3. constant desire to cry.
4. Feelings that I am not worth.
5. Irrational fears or apprehension.
6. Obsessive thinking of abandonment.
7. Personal neglect.
8. Change in my temperaments or moods.
9. Tiredness without reason.
10. Difficulties making decisions.
11. Constant headaches.
12. Sadness without apparent reason.
13. Recurring physical problems.
14. Loss of hope.
15. Negative self-criticism.
16. The desire to end my life.
17. Loss of appetite.
18. Feeling guilty.
19. Anxiety.
20. Feeling of shame.

Although I stopped listing on this 20 symptoms associated with my depression, I must admit that I may suffer from other symptoms that up to this point is not meant to include it, but that some of you may name. Because we all know that one of the great things about depression is the way it controls our attitudes and how we look at ourselves.

"In a few words, as a depressive person I learn to deceive myself, but also those around me."

Why do I like to talk to my depression?

From my point of view and taking from my personal experience, depression has always been part of life and may always be. For me that is a fact. Although I may be wrong. The moment we accept depression as part of our life we ​​understand many of the symptoms that are associated with it.

I have the opinion that one way to control a mental illness like depression is to recognize the symptoms, as a way of being able to treat it, and to diminish its effects to create a long-term strategy that diminishes the intensity and frequency of these .

"I must clarify that all types of depression due to some chemical or Hormone imbalance (after childbirth or the presence of a devastating disease) the symptoms deserve a different attention." Reasons why I'm only concentrating on my depression.

Some human behavior professionals came to the conclusion that if we have the ability to describe our symptoms, we also have the ability to identify the source of those symptoms. In many cases a present illness is the reason for them, therefore we have to learn to make a difference between the disease we have and ourselves.

My depression does not define who I am. One thing is the emotional illness that sometimes tries to control my life and another thing is what I really want for myself.

Seeing those differences between what I really want and what my depression tries to limit in me the biggest challenge I have when trying to see my life from a more positive perspective.

I really appreciate the opportunity to listen to me! for all that, thank you very much!
Depression a mental illness that does not discriminate Reviewed by egonard on November 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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