You can try fighting clinical depression as much as you want, and might even succeed at it temporarily. However, if you do not have a firm goal or purpose to continue living, then it’s almost inevitable that you will succumb to the disorder again.
Drifting about in life without purpose is one of the most common causes of clinical depression. If you find yourself adrift, if you find yourself wondering why people around you seem to be able to find a purpose strong enough to motivate them every day, even if their purpose seems superficial to you, stop focusing on those negative thoughts and start focusing on setting a positive goal or purpose for yourself.
You might have reasons for viewing society, or life in general, differently than others. You might strongly believe you are right. Perhaps you encountered a rude awakening to “reality” from the perceived falsehood of your previous way of life or your thinking, and now feel completely disconnected from the community you once engaged with actively. However, resentment towards society at large can, without a doubt, lead to severe depressed emotions and feelings. Perhaps your purpose could be to awaken society to your different viewpoints. This will not happen easily, but again, having a goal to focus on is much better when trying to overcome depressive disorders without directly seeking help, rather than just wandering aimlessly.
Review By Valerie Drew.
I recently came across an ebook called “End Your Depression: How to use nature and the power of your mind to overcome the pain of depression” (click here to view the ebook’s listing) by Cecil Ellis. Basically, it promised a treatment plan that was a natural alternative to anti-depressant medication. It seemed interesting to me, as someone trying to overcome depression, so I decided to take a look at it. This is my personal review of the book.
What is it?
The ebook is downloadable as a .PDF file containing over 70 pages of information and is divided into 3 main chapters. The book was written by Cecil Ellis, a psychologist and nutrition specialist who has personally dealt with clinical depression for nearly 20 years, and researched heavily on the topic.
The pages of the book are laid out in an aesthethically-pleasing manner (no tiny fonts or cramped text here), with soothing colors and several pictures to break up the monotony of text. Continue reading
Depression during pregnancy and postpartum depression are two types of clinical depression that can afflict a mother-to-be or a new mother. The birth of a new baby is a life-changing experience. Many women experience anxiety and other troubling emotions immediately after they give birth, and this is perfectly normal. However, in some women, sadness, fear, anxiety persist to the point where they cannot function and cannot care for the new baby. If this is the case, the woman may be suffering from postpartum depression.
Not the Baby Blues
Experiencing “baby blues” after giving birth is a common experience. A woman may cry easily, feel anxious and irritable or have difficulty sleeping. It is even common for new mothers to have trouble making decisions and to wonder if they are capable of caring for a baby. It is when these feelings and emotions of being constantly depressed interfere with the ability to function and do not go away after a day or so that a diagnosis of clinical postpartum depression may be appropriate. Continue reading