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Causes Of Depression And It's Solutions

(1) LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Low self-esteem makes us feel bad about ourselves. However, over time it also can cause the development of severe mental conditions. People with low self-esteem try not to disprove but to verify their negative self-concept by seeking negative feedback from the people around them. They think about their inadequacies, focus on the negative feedback they receive from others, ponder on that feedback, and as a result become more depressed. Their negative mood also leads them to be seen more negatively by others, which leads them to feel hurt and rejected.

 

(2) FINANCIAL LOSS/UNEMPLOYMENT

Dealing with retrenchment or an unexpected loss of income can be challenging for many people, causing significant financial and emotional hardship. These events can take a severe toll on people’s health and well-being, their relationships, their families and how they see their future.

 

Job loss and the resulting financial strain can lead to depression and loss of personal control. However, even after a person gets another job,

it is not merely the loss of employment that keeps individuals in a prolonged state of depression or poor health, but rather the negative events that follow that financial loss.

 

(3) MARITAL DISPUTE

Problems in getting along as a married couple can play a significant role in the development of Depression. Husbands and wives in marriages with a lot of tension, disagreement or arguments are more likely to experience depression than people who are unmarried or in joint marriages. That is a lot!When people try to cope with marital problems by drinking to relax, distancing and avoiding each other, or by voicing their anger to “get it off their chest,” depression is more likely to set in.

 

HOW TO MANAGE DEPRESSION

 

(1) REACH OUT TO OTHER PEOPLE

Isolation fuels depression, so reach out to friends and loved ones, even if you feel like being alone or do not want to be a burden to others. The simple act of talking to someone face-to-face about how you feel can be a big help. The person you talk to does not have to be able to fix you. He or she just needs to be a good listener—someone who will listen attentively without being distracted or judging you.

 

(2) GET MOVING

When you are depressed, just getting out of bed can seem discouraging, let alone exercising. However, regular exercise can be as effective as antidepressant medication in countering the symptoms of depression. Take a short walk or put some music on and dance around. Start with small activities and build up from there.

 

(3) EAT A MOOD-BOOSTING DIET

Reduce the intake of foods that can negatively affect your moods, such as caffeine, alcohol, trans fats, sugar and refined carbs. Also, increase mood-enhancing nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids like Salmon fish, Mackerel fish, Banana, chicken breast, Broccoli, and Spinach.

 

(4) SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP

If support from family and friends and positive lifestyle changes are not enough, it may be time to seek help from a mental health professional. There are many useful treatments for depression such as seeing a therapist. It is essential to consult a therapist who can provide tools to treat depression from a variety of angles and motivate you to take action where necessary. Therapy can also offer the skills and insight to prevent depression from coming back.

 

(5) MEDICATION

Medication may be crucial if you are feeling suicidal or violent. However, while it can help relieve symptoms of depression in some people, it is not a cure and is not usually a long-term solution. It also comes with side effects and other drawbacks, so it is essential to learn all the facts to make an informed decision.

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