You may be upset, worried, frightened, and even a little angry at your loved one’s depression right now. Just try to remember that it is the mental illness that engenders so much emotion.
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Relapsing is tough to accept when it happens. Your hard work feels wiped away when you fall back into step with an old addictive habit. But, hold on, don't give up on yourself. Though it's more serious than a one-time slip-up, you've not failed in your endeavor for sobriety. And all is certainly not lost.
Is your body trying to tell you that it’s rundown? Begging you to swap that afternoon coffee for a nap? Are you reaching for the snooze button over and over again every morning? When we’re exhausted, either physically, mentally, or emotionally, our bodies have many ways of letting us know.
There’s very little in life that we have ultimate control over. The inner workings of our minds and the formulation of our own thoughts, however, should be amongst them. Those who suffer from intrusive thoughts know that this is unfortunately not always the case.
Do you feel paralyzing anxiety in group situations? Do you avoid speaking for fear of embarrassing yourself? Are you turning down social obligations because they make you extremely uncomfortable? Each of these signs indicates that you might be struggling with social anxiety. While it’s common and even beneficial, to feel nervous during particular situations (before an interview, or during a presentation) those with social phobia experience this anxiety in more extreme or upsetting ways.
Our negative thoughts are powerful. Left unchecked, they can inspire dark emotions and low-self esteem, which then compel us to operate in self-defeating ways. And from there, a depressive cycle may be born.
Anxiety, loneliness, and depression are all thoroughly intertwined. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if your anxious thoughts are causing you to feel lonely, if your loneliness is causing you anxiety, or if your depression is what initiated your anxiety.
Quickened heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling hands, feeling faint, breaking out in a sweat…if you struggle with anxiety, you’re probably well aware of the symptoms that indicate you’re about to enter into a panic attack. No matter how many times you’ve had one, a panic attack is always a frightening experience. The attack itself causes [...]
One of the most dangerous effects of depression is the social withdrawal and isolation. Social withdrawal is not only a symptom of depression, it is also the means by which the depression perpetuates.
If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you’re probably familiar with the sudden mood swings. One day you’re happy and content, the next you feel like the world is crashing down on you for no apparent reason. And, no, this does not make you crazy. This is something that everybody who struggles with depression encounters. Depression is a serious mental illness that should be treated by a professional, but there are also many strategies you can implement yourself in order to manage your moods.