This is the fourth episode of the Game Changers Podcast. Show notes below.
- The Stigma The Truth
- What do you do when…
- Conversation with a Dr of Psychiatry
- 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Has something happened in your life recently that has got you down? You going through something? (Most of us are) You drinking, smoking or popping something to help you cope? You watching a lot of porn? (what’s a lot, right?)
You might be depressed.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or feeling “empty”
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Irritability acting like you got sand in your draws
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight changes Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom
We throw ourselves into work, into household projects, we try to stay busy but sometimes, you have to fix you.
Beyond Treatment: Things You Can Do
Here are other tips that may help you or a loved one during treatment for depression:
- Try to be active and exercise.
- Set realistic goals for yourself.
- Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative.
- Try not to isolate yourself, and let others help you.
- Expect your mood to improve gradually, not immediately.
- Postpone important decisions, such as getting married or divorced, or changing jobs until you feel better.
- Discuss decisions with others who know you well and have a more objective view of your situation.
- Continue to educate yourself about depression.
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