The Symptoms of Depression

A lot of good people have written to me asking for more information since I last wrote about depression. It’s a subject that’s close to my heart, and I’m always happy to help others who are afflicted by it.

Wayne writes…

“I am sorry to hear of your bouts with depression. It would be helpful if you would describe the symptoms you have during a bout. It might help some of us to see we may have the same problem but think it is normal for our situation.”

Depression shouldn’t be confused with having the “blues.” Everybody gets worn down by life from time to time. Especially when they’re dealing with high-stress situations. Real depression makes it tough to simply get through the day.

For me, depression often manifests itself through anger… usually at myself… but occasionally at cashiers, toasters, and bad drivers! As I said in my earlier brief, Lexapro took care of that… but at the cost of all my other passions. I’ve since learned that I can control these feelings by thinking positive thoughts and observing simple manners.

What really scares me is waking up in the morning and suddenly not caring about anything anymore… I don’t want to work… I don’t even care about work. I don’t want to play, and nothing interests me. And when it’s really bad… I genuinely feel like I’d be happy to walk off a bridge.

Those kinds of feelings are both disabling and dangerous. And Lexapro didn’t help them. It only treated the milder bouts of anger. But I’ve found natural ways to deal with the more upsetting feelings. And you can too. The one thing I want you to know is that there is hope. You can get better if you find the right solution for you.

As I mentioned in my last brief, the health research team at Natural Health Dossier have put together a good report on dealing with depression. It looks at the symptoms and offers proactive solutions for defeating the lethargy and feelings of sadness.

I recommend that Wayne — and other like-minded readers — check it out here.