Depression – illness

A state in which an individual is grief striken due to a past instance or a particular instance which has effected her/him in such a way that the person is unable to move on from it. Thus, they unnecessarily bewitch themselves with a lot of negativity in their lives.

“depression is not a choice, its an illness”. It should be treated properly with the help of a psychiatrist and with proper medications. when there is lack of serotonin in our body we feel depressed. People should understand that depressed people should be taken care of. A lot of thoughts trigger them almost everytime and they end up harming themselves. 

why to consult a psychiatrist? the person is not insane :/

Yes, the person is not insane but the person is ill, mentally.Psychiatrist would not only consult the patient but also the family to make them understand about this illness properly. There are proper medications for this. This is not something that could be cured on its own. It takes time but depressed people need emotional support from their family. 🙂

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60 thoughts on “Depression – illness

  1. It may be exhausting but you can put on Oscar worthy acting performances for days, weeks or even months at a time, pretending to be okay with people and things that are actually stressing you out & driving you crazy. You’re basically a super dedicated, unpaid method actor. Giving attitude here and there is a survival mechanism you use to avoid exploding. It’s a way of slightly sedating a potential blow up temporarily. Thinking that your feelings are foreign to everyone else. When you see yourself as somewhat of a Martian, it’s easy to refrain from expressing what’s inside because you’re fairly certain nobody wouldn’t understand anyway. Eventually you’ll blows up. It’s inevitable. Probably randomly, all of those feelings will come out at once, and you’ll have the friendliness of a possessed person in the midst of an exorcism. When you’re in a relationship and don’t want to hurt your partner’s feelings, you’ll hold things in as an unspoken favor, saving them from your potentially upsetting honest thoughts. A common way to validate your holding things in is by telling yourself that they’ll slowly expire or you can last bottling ’em up until the cause of them passes. Innocent bystanders and undeserving individuals are at risk when you finally reach your boiling point. They aren’t the cause of your frustration, but get the brunt of the punishment. Those rare instances where you do pour your heart out to someone had better go well, otherwise you’ll be devastated and further convinced that it’s just easier to say absolutely nothing about how you feel for the foreseeable future. You understand how different opinions & feelings are. You may speak your mind and share your views, but when it comes to feelings you’ll hold off. After spending so much time biting your tongue and holding back for the sake of others that you’re a mess inside, when someone finally asks you, “How are things going?” or “Is everything okay?” you’re overcome with all of the feels and want to burst in tears. You’ve bottled up an abundance of emotions and they just unscrewed the cap. You might be able to muster up a trembling voiced “I’m fine” and escape before the waterworks begin, but this only ends with you crying, whether it be on their shoulder or in private. Deep down you understand that life is too short to not tell people how you feel, and there’s a constant battle within to improve on it. New Year’s resolution? I’m going to be more open with people. Randomly motivated to change? I’m going to be more open with people. It’s something you strive for, but ironically it’s much easier for you to say than do.

    Manjid

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  2. Depression can be a complicated condition. It can difficult for for a depressed person to reach out for help since there is often a great deal of judgement. Depression is not sadness, it is a more severe condition. Thank you for bringing up this important topic with the hope of creating compassion toward those who suffer. For those who suffer… my blog is dedicated to you.

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  3. The problem with seeing a psychiatrist is that you can quickly become disillusioned with the process. If after months and months of dosage increases there is no real change except for enduring the side effects of the medications. Nausea and vomiting for about an hour before bed every night becomes old quickly. Then you’re never really sure if you vomited the meds out or not. Sorry for the graphic explanation, but it gives you an idea. Gave up on meds. It was pointless, like the rest of it. Try and try and try and nothing works…

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    1. More than medications.. the psychological help.. being happy, doing what you love and the counselling does better job in overcoming depression. Stress can cause this illness more. So basically never depend on medications .. you should be confident more…
      It was a good initiative to give up on medications as they were making the situation worse.. but if you really try like .. you try with a hope of getting well soon you definitely succeed. Trust me it will work. Try to train your mind.. 🙂

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  4. Thankyou for stating that it is an illness. To some it may seem obvious that it is an illness but, as someone that works in the health care profession, the vast majority see it as attention seeking and/or a burden. having struggled with depression for years (and someone that has only just started blogging) i really appreciated this post.

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    1. Most welcome.. i actually am reading about all this in psychology.. and there they clearly state it as an illness.
      It is important spread awareness… about this and remedies to help those dealing with this illness.. thank you for appreciating 🙂 ❤

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    2. In case you are wondering. I have Graves/Hasimoto’s Disease. Primarily Grave’s but I did test positive for Hashimoto’s. This disease is a major pain in the you know where and is frequently misdiagnosed as panic attacks.

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  5. Hi Ritikak, Great post as always. When one is depressed we should see a doctor and get the correct medication and physiological treatment. I always believe in prevention, our mind has to think and it can over think if we don’t guide it constantly to think positive thoughts, to validate the thoughts, to let go the thoughts that are not helpful, that hurts us. Life is a series of test , we all get tested. When we overthink, repeat pain in our mind we just hurt ourselves again and again, and again. therefore we need to learn to let go, to be grateful for what we have, to affirm and speak loving to the mind, like a child and say – it will be okay, let go and move – to prevent us from spiraling out of control and getting to a point that we have to see a doctor.. Also, we need to do good karma, the weight of negative karma does impact our mental stability.

    Once we are depressed we have to seek help, but prevention is possible – well I believe…

    Great post.

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    1. Yes you are absolutely correct. Mind is complex and it is really difficult for a person to shut that pessimistic side of mind in order to bring in positive thoughts. Also it is a matter of those negative thoughts that keeps on triggering you no matter how much you try but they never leave you. But there’s always hope. As you said we should guide our mind constantly to think positive. By this we can rejuvenate our mind. Days. Life ❤ thankyou so much for such a beautiful and inspiring comment. 🙂

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