Did you know that every year approximately 9.5 percent of the entire American population suffers from some sort of depression? It controls the mind and can affect many more people in your life then you realize. In my experience with depression I basically had no appetite, I was always sleepy, and my mood swings were so bad that I pushed everyone around me who was trying to help me with my anxiety and depression far far away.
Depression Is No reason To Be Ashamed Though
Unfortunately this is one of those feelings associated with depression, and can really make the condition difficult to acknowledge. Anxiety and depression have become so prevelant that it’s not uncommon at all for people to be taking medication for one, or even both of these mood disorders.
I Just Can’t Stress Enough The Importance Of Nutrition And Rest For Depression
Sleep is your armor that battles depression. Without adequate rest you are much more susceptible to the self destructing and damaging messages that keep twirling around in your brain. Not enough sleep keeps you from being able to do the beneficial things on your behalf, so take a good look at whether this may be contributing to your depression.
I realize that depression cuts the appetite right out of people with this condition. But in order to battle back against depression, you need to be consuming enough of those healthy nutriets and calories so that you can provide your brain and your body with strength.
The symptoms of depression can vary greatly from one person to the next, as well the severity of the symptoms. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms of depression that people seek help for in today’s world.
1) An intense feeling of sadness that can be hard to shake off
2) Overwhelming hopelessness and a constant pessimistic attitude
3) Extreme guilt, and feelings of helplessness
4) No Sense of self worth
5) An increasing inability to focus as well as constant indecisiveness
6) Inexplicable weight loss or weight gain (these are triggered by eating binges or loss of appetite)
7) Suicidal inclinations
8) Short temper, irritability and constant restlessness
9) Physical afflications such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain
10) Complete loss of energy and slowing down of metabolism
Now that you’ve pinpointed exactly how depression is affecting you in your life, I bet you want to know:
The Top 10 Reasons Why People Feel Depressed And Bored?
Awesome! Sit back, try and relax, and watch the video from beginning to end. This was taken spontaneously in my car one day, so I completely apologize for the rough edges as well as The Anxious Athlete name that you now know as The Anxiety Guy.
I’m extremely proud of you for taking in this knowledge when it comes to tackling your depression and anxiety naturally. At some points of this inspirational blog for anxiety disorders I realize I can be quite blunt, but all i’m trying to do is open up your eyes to what’s really going on and what you can do to change it. I believe in you as someone in my past believed in me, now it’s time for you to believe it…
Was there anything I missed? Share your experiences with depression, and what works for you in your own life in the comment section below.