Hopelessness (Depression). How to beat hopelessness.

Depression is a common mental disorder. More women are affected by depression than men. Depression can lead to suicide. Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you doing your normal activities. Different types of depression exist, with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to severe. Generally, depression does not result from a single event, but from a mix of events and factors.

What is the real reason for depression?

Research suggests that depression doesn't spring from simply having too much or too little of certain brain chemicals. Rather, there are many possible causes of depression, including faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems. 
  • genetic features
  • changes in the brain’s neurotransmitter levels
  • environmental factors
  • psychological and social factors
  • additional conditions, such as bipolar disorder
Abuse. Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can make you more vulnerable to depression later in life.
Age. People who are elderly are at higher risk of depression.
Certain medications.
Death or a loss.
Major events.

Ways to Cope With Depression

Working with a therapist is often an important part of successfully managing depression. 
Depending on the severity and pattern of depressive episodes over time, health-care providers may offer psychological treatments such as behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy, and/or antidepressant medication such as 
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • atypical antidepressants
  • selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Express Yourself in Writing : Writing in a journal is great therapy and can help you manage depression. You can relieve stress by being open about your thoughts, feelings, and concerns in your writing.  You'll be amazed at how much better you feel after putting pen to paper for just a few minutes each day.
Boost your self image : People with depression often experience low self-esteem, so finding ways to feel better about yourself is an important aspect of treatment. Practice positive thinking by focusing your thoughts on your best qualities. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day. Or you can dance, stretch, or do yoga. People who are depressed may not feel much like being active. But get yourself to do it anyway. If you need a push, ask a friend to do it with you. Getting any activity started helps boost your mood. Keep it going.

Eat healthy foods :  Some people with depression don't feel much like eating. Some may overeat. But what you eat can affect your mood and energy. So with depression, you need to be sure to eat right.

Express yourself:   Paint, draw, or doodle. Sew, cook, or bake. Write, dance, or compose music. Chat with a friend or play with a pet. Find something to laugh about. Watch a funny movie. Do things you can enjoy. Even a little. That helps turn depression around.

Sleep Well: Getting plenty of rest every night is a must for your mood. Go to bed and wake up on a regular schedule.

Meditation : Having established  the communication with the almighty, I am Feeling happy and joyous. My supreme father is ocean of Bliss. I am receiving positive vibrations of bliss from the supreme. I am getting more and more interested in life. Life is indeed worth living. By understanding the spiritual knowledge  I have understood the purpose of life. Hence, now I wish to inculcate positive virtues in my life. I feel more and more energetic and enthusiastic. I am also taking interest  in the activities of day-to-day-life. Now I have understood that this body is the worthy instrument of the soul and i wish to take proper care of the body.

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