Are You Experiencing Signs Of Depression?
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If you think you are experiencing depression, you will not doubt it at all. I say this because I have been depressed in my life before at two different times. It is hard to explain the feelings, except that when I was depressed, I had no interest in any of the things I usually liked. I was barely making it through day by day in hopes that the dark cloud over me would pass by. The best advice would be to pray, then reach out for some help. You do not have to do it all alone. ~ Bill Greguska
Signs of depression can be subtle at times, but if you are concerned, by all means, talk with someone you can trust or even contact a medical clinic. Here are some encouraging scriptures that refer to having signs of depression.
2 Corinthians 7:5-7 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me so that my joy was greater than ever.
Learning about emotional illness, including its signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment is the first step to overcoming the problem.
In Our Broken World, Do You Have Signs Of Depression?
Signs And Symptoms Of Clinical Depression May Include:
- Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness, or hopelessness
- Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies, or sports
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
- Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort
- Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
- Anxiety, agitation, or restlessness
- Slowed thinking, speaking, or body movements
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
- Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions, and remembering things
- Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, or suicide
- Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.
There Is Help For Depression!
Check List To Consider Concerning Depression:
Some basic ideas to consider why you might be not feeling well:
- Are you getting enough exercise?
- Are you eating healthy and avoiding junk?
- Are you drinking enough water?
- Are you getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
- Is there any unconfessed sin in your life?
- Is there anyone you need to ask forgiveness for?
- Is there anyone you need to forgive?
- Have you been feeling sorry for yourself?
- Have you been laughing very much lately?
- Have you been socially connected?
There Will Be Storms In All Of Our Lives
The Right Medical Help Can Be Very Helpful
Look Up To Find Help For Depression!
- Psalm 145:14
- Proverbs 12:25
- Isaiah 40:31
- Isaiah 53:4
- Mark 9:23
- Philippians 4:6-7
- James 4:8
- James 4:10
- 2 Peter 2:9
- 1 Peter 5:7
What Is Depression?
What Are The Signs Of Depression?
- Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
- Feeling hopeless or empty
- Forgetting things or having trouble making decisions
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Gaining or losing weight without intending to
- Thinking about suicide or death
- If someone you care about is down and can not get back up.
- If you think a friend or family member may be depressed, check out these tips on how to talk to a loved one about depression.
- To get help for yourself or someone else, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
- If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.
Ideas To Help Fight Signs Of Depression!
- Avoid being alone; be with people who love and care about you.
- Sing or listen to uplifting, Godly music.
- Read the Bible daily (especially the Psalms) and draw your strength from it to renew your faith in God.
- Get enough rest! Don’t try to handle your depression when you’re sleep-deprived.
- Exercise and examine your diet for needed changes.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer refined sugars.
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More Ideas To Fight Depression And Signs Of Depression!
- Seek help from others if you feel overwhelmed with your discouragement.
- Praise God and give thanks, even if you don’t feel like it. Try to speak words of encouragement instead of falling into the rut of complaining. Focus on your blessings: You have many of them, even if you can’t always see them.
- Work on the solutions for your problems. Don’t focus on the symptoms.
- Is there a spiritual problem you need to deal with? Is there a relationship you need to reconcile? Become active in a recreation you enjoy.
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