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Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.
Depression makes a person miserable, disappointed, restless or numb for long and tedious timeframes, and is debilitating, particularly when they can't demonstrate their feelings and worries to anybody. It can meddle with their productivity and can become a concern not only in workplaces, but also in social circles.
So here's how to deal with a friend or family member in a depressed state of mind:
- Be considerate: Do understand that depression doesn't mean" trouble". Melancholy is a condition with an assortment of side effects like exhaustion, confused mind state and rest issues. These are all side effects of melancholy. Crabbiness is an exceptionally basic side effect, which once in a while is encountered by many individuals, and can lead to an expanded sensitivity. Normally, it's difficult to be sympathetic with someone who is behaving grumpily. But you need to make a conscious effort to still see the positive in depressed individuals and lead them to hope.
- Encourage and support: Try not to shame people for being negative. Dejection changes the world into a scene of pessimism. Discouraged individuals don't just focus on the negatives, but they also disregard the positives.
- Do validate: Approval can help manage a depressed state, and can wean a friend or family member out of depression. Remember that someone with dejection is not living in the same universe as you. The laws that oversee your universe don't exist in theirs. Depressed individuals require your understanding, your empathy, and your affection, considerably more when they are having a troublesome day, week or month. It is hard, but possible. Discouraged individuals value a positive backing in particular.
- Never say 'you're too much': When someone with depression is told "you're too much" particularly by somebody near them, it can send them spiralling into blame and nervousness and bitterness. Being encouraging and empowering is likewise useful.
- Be patient with the treatment process: A certain amount of trial and error in treatment is to be expected, Baer said. But the good news is that doctors can often help people with depression feel better and function better with a combination of medication and talk therapy, he added. With time and treatment, depression can lift. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.
My wife suffers from a mild type of split personality. With the outside world she is polite and well behaved but with me her husband, she about twice a month goes into shouting and screaming on imaginary issues and also hurls object at me in a violent manner. She goes into a crazy fit on relly small issues.
I'm suffering from depression since many years nd sometimes recovering nd again going to depression as I'm hyper sensitive. I hav attempted to suicide 2 times .I always get -ve thoughts. People say I'm soo innocent. I hate people too.&i m very calm. I fed up with people. I dnt want stay in world. please help me.
Now days I am get high level of tension. I do not know why, but is there any methods I could use to reduce this problem.
How im studying mbbs 2nd year how should I prepare from now to crack MD pg first attempt? How to increase my memory n concentration skills? Thanks.
Dear sir I am in depression and I regular eat the medicine and thats good for me but I have a problem that downside of my eyes black and its paining and I can't do hardwork and my body don't have power and freshness so which madicine good for me.
Hello doctor. I am a student. I want to increase my memory power which will help me in my study so tell me the ways to increase my memory power.
Marriage is a very tricky relationship. On one hand, you are happy to have found that one person you want to spend the rest of your life with and on the other, you are overwhelmed with the number of people that are going to be a part of your new family. While this is true for both people in the marriage, a lot would depend on the final living situation. It is a different experience if the couple is going to be staying in close proximity to their families as compared to when all the family members are living together under the same roof.
There are mixed feelings of anxiety and curiosity, especially if it is an arranged marriage, where the number of interactions with your partner itself are limited. With the changing scenario in relationships, there are some families (extended family) who you end up meeting only during family occasions.
Also, the relationship dynamics with the in-laws changes for the couple. Let us look deeper into how different it is for the everyone and how to manage them.
In most situations in Indian marriages, the woman moves into her husband’s place, thereby, there is an increase in the number of people she interacts with. If it is a love marriage, the chance of meeting the immediate family members are always high. However, in more formal set-ups, the woman would have hardly interacted with her spouse’s family members. In these cases, understanding their expectations and living up to them is a big challenge. In these cases, it is essential for the members of the family to effectively communicate with each other and discuss the issues at hand. This helps in setting and aligning expectations.
- With changing lifestyle trends, the expectations have also changed, both for the woman and her new family. It is therefore very essential to understand the little things that form a part of a daily routine.
- It is also very important to set expectations on special occasions like festivals and family functions, as the expectations are high and the chance of disappointment is also higher.
- For the man, again, it depends on how the set-up is after the marriage. If the families know each other, the interaction is much smoother or else, it takes some time for all the people involved to get to know each other.
All said and done, both have to be mentally prepared to embrace the new members that come with the relationship. Talking to a common friend or even acounsellor can help, if required. The key is to set and manage expectations so that disappointments are avoided.
Dear sir/ madam I am 46 years old guy, jobless, get sweat on my feet and hands. I have anxiety issues (obsession with washing hands called ocd) I also feel irritated and get angry easily due to my ocd. I feel low also, Depressive feelings again due to ocd. I am unable to do things fast. I am slow at all work. I think a lot again due to ocd. I am slow at work. My memory and concentration is very very poor. After any activity I get the urge to wash hands with soap. Please guide me. I would prefer homeopathy. I would be glad if someone help me without any charges. I can pay after I get cured and get a job.
I wish to know Is mental problems related to heridity or in anyway connected to parents ?My nephew showed symptoms at 15years and later became a patient.in our family noone ever had any mental problems .still we have one case ..pls advise
Feels like a something stuck in my throat. Like a cough. I take tablet but nothing happened. It troubles me in long speeches Thanks.
I am a 21 years old man. My friend cant get rid of drugs. And after taking that stuff everything seems not good with family. Suggest me to take him out from that drug addiction life ?
What could be the best remedy for stress and depression? I am a student and I am diagnosed with depression but I don't want to depend on medicines.
Sir my mom is suffering from depression she does not want to eat anything. She is also suffering from increase in uric acid. Although medicines are running but she feels very weak what should be done please help me?
I am suffering from brain fog since a long time. I have tried meditation but it helps only for a few minutes to hours. It starts at around 9-10 am, gradually increases and reaches its peak between 1 and 3. The fog starts to fade at around 5 pm. During this time time when brain fog attacks I can't concentrate or focus. I find as if I have a headband which is affecting my thought process. I have become disinterested in everything. I have lost sense of urgency. I am demotivated as I struggle to make it through the day. I know I am operating below part but don't know how to beat this. I am also suffering from fatigue, I get tired easily and am underweight even at the age of 40.
The period around the age of 45 to 50 is very delicate for most women as many changes occur within the body. The changes occur due to menopause or a cessation of the menstrual cycle for a period of at least 12 months or so. Along with a host of physical changes, post-menopausal women tend to suffer from mental problems as well. Some of the factors could be physical changes such as a decline or stop in hormone productions while some of them are psychological effects as well. Some of the common mental problems faced by women are mentioned below:
Depression: This is by far the most common mental disorder and affects women while they are going through the process of menopause. After a few years, post-menopausal women tend to recover from this or the symptoms at least taper off. It is estimated that almost 20% of women undergoing menopause suffer from this problem, although the risk of depression is much higher if you have prior history of it.
Sleep Disorders: This can be described as not only a mental disorder that affects women but also a symptom of menopause. Sleep disorders can range anywhere between disturbed sleep, insomnia or sleep apnea (breathing difficulty while sleeping), especially in older women. Women undergoing menopause may suffer from this due to hormonal changes which result in hot flashes. These can wake you up in the middle of the night almost daily.
Schizophrenia: This is a serious mental disorder and is mostly noticed in women who have a prior history of the disorder. This condition is characterized by delusions and a detachment from reality which often pushes the person to act on their inappropriate imaginations. Schizophrenia usually manifests itself in young adulthood and peaks again at the age of around 45 to 50. If you had episodes of schizophrenia in your early adulthood, then it may resurface during menopause, although most women do see a subsiding of symptoms some time after menopause has occurred.
Panic Disorder: Women tend to experience this problem, during or even after menopause, as a new disorder that suddenly develops. This can be quite disruptive in your life. Also, if you have a history of this disorder, menopause may trigger it to show up again.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: This disorder is another mental health issue that can cause you to be overly obsessive, more so among menopausal women. If you already have had OCD in the past, menopause can trigger a relapse or a bad episode.
Bipolar Disorder: In this case as well, menopausal women have a higher tendency for a relapse or the start of a bad episode if they already had even mild signs of it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.