Depression Treatment and Types of Depression

Here is an interesting and educating dialogue on depression treatment, types of depression and feelings of a depression patient. I hope you will love this.

What is Depression

Depression patient: i didn’t want to face anyone; i didn’t want to talk to anyone. I  didn’t really  want to do anything for myself  because i felt so, i felt like i was such an awful person that there was  no real reason for me to do anything for myself.

Depression expert: depression is more than just a feeling  of being down in the dumps or blue for a few days. It is a serious illness that affects many people. Symptoms can vary, but many depressed people lose interest in activities they normally enjoyed,  have feelings of sadness, guilt, and worthlessness, and have trouble concentrating.

Depression patient: i couldn’t sit down for a minute really to do anything that took deep concentration. I tried a journal and i tried to do things but i couldn’t do that. Neither i read a book, i didn’t really do,  i barely went to class.  I wouldn’t get out of the house. Since i was in college so i wouldn’t go to classes at all.  I gained a lot of weight.

Depression expert: a person with depression can feel  irritable and restless, and have sleep problems.

Depression patient: sometimes i would sleep only 3 hours a night  or cause i couldn’t sleep for weeks. And then but  most of the time the opposite happened, where i would sleep 10, 12, 15 hours a day even.

Depression expert: people who are depressed can feel numb  and tired all the time. In some cases it can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Types of Depression

Depression patient: it was like i had big huge weights on my legs  and i was trying to swim and just kept sinking. And i’d get a little bit of air, just enough to survive  and then i’d go back down again. It was just constantly, constantly just fighting,  fighting, fighting, fighting, fighting.

Depression expert: Depression is a real and complex illness  that is not yet completely understood. We do know that the brains of people with depression  are different from those without the illness, but we aren’t sure why. Scientists at the national institute of mental health  are studying brain images of people who suffer from depression trying to learn  why it affects some people but not others. Treatments for depression do work. One type of effective psychotherapy is called  cognitive behavioral therapy or cbt. Cbt can help you change ways of thinking and behaving that may be damaging or contribute to depression.

Depression Treatment Tips

Depression patient: i had one really good therapist  and through her i think i started really thinking about that i did have depression.

Depression expert: medications called antidepressants can also help. Nimh researchers are getting closer  to figuring out exactly how these medications work, who benefits from them the most,  and how to make better, more effective ones. For many people, a combination of medication  and psychotherapy may be the best choice. Depression can be successfully treated in many people, but sometimes treatments fall short. For this reason, nimh continues to study  the genetic, biological and environmental factors that influence depression so that  new and better treatments can be developed.

Socialize for Depression Treatment

Depression patient: With people it became easier.  I totally think it is a lot easier when people know. I think that was one of the key things that helped me do it, so that i wasn’t doing it all alone.

 depression expert: If you have depression,  telling friends, family, or someone you trust, and finding a doctor or therapist  are the first steps on the road to recovery. Depression treatment can take time to work, so don’t give up. Read more about depression on this web page.  If the symptoms fit, get help now.

Here is a video of above dialogue for you. This video also helped in creating this article.

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