You need to take these depression warning signs seriously. One in ten Americans is experiencing symptoms of depression.
Perhaps you are feeling depressed, but are unaware of it. This is why the symptoms I've listed below are important to know.
There are many anti-depressant drugs such as Cimbalta, Prozac or Paxil which are easily available from doctors.
These are hard core drugs which will only work on those who are severely depressed due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Before you get involved in any drug program be aware that long-term exposure to these drugs will result in chemical dependency and unpleasant side effects.
If you or someone you know have three of the following behavioral problems persistently for more than 2 weeks, depression has set in and it's time to get help!
You can write your story about your feelings, and include your situation. By doing so, you can be helped or can help others. Just use the form at depression checklist.
Even though you may be shy, one of the best ways for dealing with depression is to talk about it, or write about it. Clara Hughes has suffered depression and promoted Mental Health by talking about depression through her bike ride across Canada.
The above behaviors are the effects of depression. Today, the amount of people suffering from depression has increased three times from two decades earlier.
There are more symptoms that could be signs of depressions or other physical problems going on in the body,
and that's why it is necessary to see your doctor A.S.A.P. to find out the reasons.
Normally, feelings of sadness over the death of a family member or friend, or loss of job do not necessarily mean that you are depressed, but if the feelings of sadness and loss continue constantly over a long period of time, then it is time to see and or speak to a clinician or counselor, (I suffered from depression, but I have overcome it), or join a self-help group.Find out more about depression from this medical website depression.
Instead of taking an anti-depressant drug, there are many natural herbal suggestions from Pure Herbs:
Borage - is a calcium and potassium source and also know to give joy. It is know as "protector of the heart", and has the reputation of "purging sadness and melancholy from the heart".
the blood stream a and delivers energy to the cells through it's absorb-able minerals such as calcium, potassium and other "mineral
salts". It is recognized today as being and effective remedy for
heaviness and discomfort in the chest and throat.
French Vanilla - is used as a sexual stimulant and to give joy. this comes from the seedpod of a wild tropical orchid, and is considered to be and aphrodisiac as it stimulates sexual activity. It also calms the nerves and elevates your mood to joyful. French Vanilla can also be used when you have anxiety, a low-grade fever and joint pains.
There is also, Arnica, D.A.N.C.-W, Dulse, Golden Bough, Rue, Sutherlandia Combination, Universal Homeopathic, Blue Vervain.
Read more information about these herbs for depression at Anxiety Depression Herb.
You can find out about foods which lessen depression naturally.
Also consider online counseling for depression. You can contact me by pressing click me.
Warning: If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide please call this depression hotline immediately, 1-800-273-8255. It is open 24/7.
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Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.