| There is one
symptom : A suicide
Most people don't recognize
depression till it is too late, mistaking it for
the blues. It is important to know that 1 man
in 10 and 1 woman in 5 have a serious depression
usually before their 40s. More than 80% of the
victims, however can recover within a few weeks.
(general) A low feeling. Disinterest in everything,
even pleasurable activities. Emotional paralysis.
Big increase or loss in weight.Sleeplessness or
over sleeping. Fatigue. Slowed body movement or
thoughts. Feeling of worthlessness or guilt. Inability
to concentrate or indecisiveness. Thought of death
and suicide. Manic depressive : mood changes-wild
euphoria to deep despair (affects 1% of the population).
Untreated major depression generally last 6 months
to 2 years. Average duration: 9 months.
Do something constructive. Write an
action plan daily. Break activities into manageable
steps. You may never feel like doing anything.
Take a small step to get started. Helping other
people has a therapeutic effect. When you're sad,
smile and sit up straight. Exercise. Get outdoors.
Get more light. Never stay alone. Get together
with friends. Master a new skill, If you don't
feel better in 2 weeks. Talk to a doctor.