Depression

Dealing With Depression

Dealing with depression instead of running from it is important. Especially if you have a little one on the way, and you are planning on getting an ultrasound scan soon. There are many different ways to go about handling depression. The best way to handle it is by discovering the best way that works for you.

Here are some different techniques that you can use to overcome depression:

Consider cognitive therapy – Cognitive therapy is related to finding your thoughts that are causing your depression and replacing them with happy thoughts. Happy people think happy thoughts as well as depressed people think depressed thoughts. Cognitive therapies approach to handling depression is that it is all about handling the thoughts that are causing your depression.

Consider a MRI Scan – MRI scans have been shown to temporarily relieve depression in as much as 77% of the people who have used it. As of right now there are researchers who are trying to develop smaller MRI devices. The only downside to this type of treatment is that the scan can be very expensive, up to as much as $1700 and all the way to $2500 depending on the hospital.

Become a workaholic – Some people use drugs and alcohol in order to numb the pain away. The problem is that with that approach it always comes back when the effects of the substance wear off. Working hard gives a person a sense of pride, builds character and a stronger self esteem that lasts much longer than any drug.

They say that in the hard working Amish communities they deal with less depression. One of the reasons for that is because they work harder than most people, and that helps give them a strong sense of pride.

Do nice things for people who need more help than you – This shifts the focus off of your own pain, and helping other people makes you feel better about yourself. Oftentimes, one of the problems that depressed feel is that they are not contributing in a meaningful way to society. They say that the people who help the homeless down at the homeless shelter are some of the happiest people on earth.

Of course, this is a pretty big statement, but this approach can help you because it takes the focus off of your own depression.

Dealing with depression can sometimes be difficult, but if you continue to work on it, it will pass. The important thing is that you never give up because then you will never get through it.

• Meet the Author • Stephen Flanagan


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  • This is a well thought out article and is quite useful. Too often, patients are only prescribed drugs to deal with symptoms. Your suggestions are natural, healthy, and can prevent the onset of some symptoms. It’s good to have some balance in treatment.

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  • Actually January is considered as the most depression month of the year because people spent a lot in Christmas, New Years eve and when actually new year came, people think about achievements in their lives more than before and when they understand that something didn’t go as they would like, they start worrying.

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  • thank you for this great article. It helped me alot. Together with this article, there was another found here at http://www.successismyname.com/2012/08/14/overcome-depression-my-life-experience/ . This was an article on true life experience.Both articles complemented together well and allowed me to better understand and manage my depression level. Thank you.

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