What is depression?
"Depression is one of the most common types of mental health conditions that frequently develops adjoining anxiety."
Stress develops into Depression.
Depression can be mild & short-lived or severe and long-lasting.Some people are affected by depression only once, while others may experience it multiple times.
If you are sad sometimes, it's normal but if you're sad often, that's depression.
If you're sometimes angry or feel tired that's normal but if you are everytime tired and fed up of everything that's depression.
Let's see a practical example, let's pick up something like a pen, paper weight or a cup of tea or your glass of water. Keep holding it with your arm straight. Keep it right there for 3 minutes, it will start making you feel fatigue.If you keep doing so for 5 to 10 minutes, it will make your arm paralysed(for a while).You will that it's weight is increasing with time, but it's practically not increasing.Such is the case with stress.The more you keep it, the more & more it weighs on your brain & more damages it.So, it's essential to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Difficulty in concentrating
Difficulty in carrying out daily activities
Changes in appetite
Changes in sleep patterns
Aches or pains that have no obvious cause
Loss of interest in friends and activities that they normally enjoy
Withdrawal from others and loneliness
Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt
Taking risks they wouldn’t normally take
Self-harming or suicidal thoughts
What maybe the cause of stress???
As we discussed earlier, it can be short-lived or long lasting.All varies person to person.The causes of stress are so personalized that they may vary person to person such as:
~Loss of a person that was very close to your heart
~Some big change in life
~Have responsibilities that you find overwhelming
and at the same time, they may be so common such as :
~Lack of resources
~Failure in Education
What if you're stressed???
Firstly, you should visit doctor/consultent
that may give you proper medication and a therapy.
Along with the medicine and therapies, you must have to do some personal effort to overcome stress. Here's how :
You just have to keep your brain calm. Always involve yourself to such activities that get your attention out of worries and put you in a situation where there's no room for them. There are a lot of things to do to make yourself happy it maybe
~ a paper & a pencil to draw whatever you want
~ let's cook/bake something special just for yourself
~ close your eyes, take deep breaths and say : " I'm the strongest person, all is good, I'm feeling very good."
~Youga / Exercise
~ Any activity that make you happy
~ Think positive