Feeling depressed?

By January 15, 2015Depression

It’s totally normal to be irritable or sad now and then centos 톰캣 다운로드! But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is: you don’t have to feel this way – there’s plenty of help available and many things you can do to help yourself.

This is how depression feels

It can feel like depression will never lift, but with healthy choices, proper treatment and support, it can. Even if it feels as if no one understands, depression is far more common than you may think – in adults or teens. It’s important to remember: depression isn’t hopeless and you’re not alone.

Signs and symptoms of teen depression

Here are some common problems and symptoms of depression that teens may experience:

  • Nothing seems fun anymore, and you just don’t see the point of trying.
  • You constantly feel sad, irritable, or angry.
  • You feel bad about yourself – worthless, guilty, or just “wrong” in some way
  • You don’t sleep enough or too much.
  • You often have unexplained headaches or other physical problems.
  • Everything and anything makes you cry.
  • You’ve gained or lost weight without even trying to.
  • You just can’t concentrate. Your work, or school grades, may be suffering because of it.
  • You feel helpless and hopeless.
  • Thinking about death or suicide – if this is true, talk to someone right away!

What can I do about depression?

We know that it can be hard to open up about what you’re going through, but it’s important to remember that everyone struggles with lows like these at one time or another. Accepting your feelings and talking to someone trustworthy about them will help you feel less alone.

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Support network

There are people who care about you – even if it takes a lot of courage, talking about your depression means that it can be resolved. It helps to share your worries with someone who will listen and care. If you’re suffering and don’t know where to turn, then talk to your family doctor, clinic sister or, if you’re a teen, a counsellor at school.

You can also call

  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counsellor who can assist or,
  • the Lifeline Counselling Number: 0861 322 322.

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com

Source: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/low-mood-and-depression.aspx