When are you depressed?
It is not easy to know when you are depressed. Furthermore, a depressed feeling is difficult to differentiate from several 'normal' phases of life which are characterized by insecurity. A help provider can often quickly check if you are or are not depressed. However, it is also useful for you to learn to be able to recognize alarm signals yourself. In this article, the most common alarm signals of a depressed feeling are summed up.
How do you recognize a depressed feeling?
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I think that we all have experienced having a bad day sometimes. Or that we just do not feel good about ourselves. On average, women have such days more often than med. Some tips which I found are helpful when you are not feeling good about yourself, are:
Do something physical. The glow which your skin gets will make you feel beautiful.
Go get your hair cut. Nothing feels better than a new hairdo.
Do something nice for someone else. You will feel better yourself when you are done, too.
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If you feel somber and this is a persisting feeling, you can think that you might be depressed. But what is considered to be a depression and how do we know that we are depressed? Depression namely entails much more than you might think. It is not just an unhappy feeling. Even if you feel somber for some time, it does not mean that you are depressed. Your somber feeling can namely also have a different cause. This blog post wants to help you discover what the symptoms of depression are and when you might... Read more...
Depression affects 1 in 10 Belgians. Depression is thus difficult to remove from our society. The time in which people thought that depression was 'just in our heads' has also passed. Research has shown that depression is caused by a lack of dopamine and serotonin in our brain. Thus, depression can be seen as an illness, just like the flu or chickenpox.
To increase the awareness regarding depression, this article sums up the following points:
What are the symptoms of depression?
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When we think of depression, we often associate it with unhappiness. When you then think about the depression characteristics which you would expect, the following characteristics are likely to pop into your head:
Unhappiness or a poor mood
Lying in bed
The previous symptoms are indeed depression characteristics. These symptoms also contain the most important depression characteristics. Yet, we should not generalize here and say that everyone with depression... Read more...
How do I know if someone has a burnout?
If you have a burnout, the symptoms are often much like those of depression. You are constantly tired, because you worry and have a sleeping deficit. You feel somber, because you have got too much on your mind.
Symptom of burnout? Why me?
If you go past your limits and go for months or years without a real break or vacation, you might develop a burnout. You have a burnout because you have not listened to your body enough. You have pushed yourself too far.
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