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Treatment & Management of Stress
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Is listening music while studying increase concentration? Please suggest me some idea of increasing concentration and how to avoid disturbencing agents around us?
My wife has anger management issue which is burning mine and my entire family members peace. It is very difficult to understand her. Her own 2 siblings have quit talking with her for the past 4 years now. This severe problem of her was hidden until we got married almost 2 years ago, now we have a 8-month-old child and worried very much for him as she shouts at him also while feeding him. She refuses to show to any doctor also and gets angry again if I force her to do so. I'm not able to take any further step also due to our small child. She uses only abusive insulting dirty third-grade language when she gets angry on me and my family members. Because of her this behavior, my most of relatives have gone far from me. She has threatened to kill herself in anger 5-6 times so far by taking knife in hand. I don't know how to handle her. Her parents say she is like this only from beginning, and tell me to adjust with her. Please help us before this gets much more bigger issue for us. Thanks Shashikanth S.
What is Depression?
Depression can strike a child at any age. A mood disorder, depression is characterized by a persistent sad or empty feeling, irritability, and a loss of interest in everyday activities. Unlike normal sadness or grieving, most bouts of depression last for weeks, months, or even years. A smaller number of children and adolescent suffer from biploar disorder-bouts of depression interspersed with periods of elevated (manic) mood (bipolar disorder).
Although depression is usually not considered life-threatening, it can lead to thoughts of and attempts at suicide.
Persistent feelings of sadness, apathy, or hopelessness lasting more than two weeks.
Diminished interest in most daily activities, particularly pleasurable ones.
Decreased appetite and subsequent weight loss; increased appetite and weight gain.
Lack of sleep (insomnia), frequent awakening throughout the night, or conversely, an increased need for sleep.
Anxiety; diminished ability to think or concentrate.
Because there are no reliable laboratory tests to diagnose depression, physical examination and psychological evaluation are essential.
Expression of either of the first two symptoms of depression (see Symptoms box), in conjunction with other symptoms, for a period of two or more consecutive weeks.
A positive family history of depression or a prior depressive episode helps establish the diagnosis.
Psychotherapy is as effective as drug treatment in mild cases. Psychotherapy may also be used in conjunction with drug therapy.
Antidepressant medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are mainstays of treatment.
Exposure to bright light, known as light therapy, may be effective, particularly when depression is related to seasonal changes (seasonal affective disorder).
In secondary depression, the underlying cause is addressed, although antidepressant therapy may also be prescribed.