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Black Dog of Despair


Black Dog of Despair

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Depressions are black dogs of despair, strikes like a deadly hound! A deadly word ‘D’ as pangs of Depression throng to engulf the mental storage tanks of many people who feel low at times, sad and withdrawn, fed up with something, somewhere out in this world. Reasons for depression may be minor to major; a feeling of utter loneliness, hopelessness, helplessness, guilt and anxiety, boredom or whatever it may be! 

Come summer and there! S.A.D. Victims have melancholy feelings of gloominess and loneliness making impossible for them to function during daytime. They are the victims of Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) Their spirit lifts only after the season changes but till then, they have a gray season of temper flare ups, irritative behaviour, heat burns, low or high pressures and so on. The hormonal changes secreted by the brain’s pineal gland seem to play a role in SAD. Staying indoors shunning the sunlight or with air conditioners switched on, the heat impact is reduced. There is a link between the brain chemistry and depression.

Students have their depressive moods and it is known that one in 50 children under the age of 12 and one in 20 teenagers suffer from depression today. This means – CAUTION! Life is in danger. World Health Organization has predicted that by 2020, depression will be the greatest burden of ill health in the developing world and will be the second largest cause of death and disability.

A vast sea of misery lies with common mental health problem such as anxiety, eating disorder and depression. Normally Depressed people do not approach for cure and life drudges on with depressive personality traits and chronic melancholy lowering self esteem and makes situation worsen for themselves and others. 

Depression can be defeated – with smiles, with group therapy, with music, changing perceptions, by exercising, by meditation, by scheduled set of activities through the day, by self monitoring, herbal remedies etc.

This report describes a broad range of methods that are effective in addressing depression. This information can be found at: http://www.newharbinger.com/client/client_images/NHpdfs/CBTAppendix.pdf

Those who want to learn about techniques to quell a winter depression can get information at:http://www.rebtnetwork.org/essays/depression.html

With depression figures to an extreme rise with the changing world, it may strike you, your family, children or the just another person around you! Pull yourself together, Snap it out!

Sources to surf:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=3888936&dopt=Abstract poe





(All Posts by ilaxi patel: This Health & Fitness Blog is based on personal thoughts and research work. Readers may please Consult your Doctor for your Health Problems)


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