Why does talking about depression in our society, is still a stigma? From my personal knowledge and professional experience, I have seen discussion about any disease with random people, often makes it worse. Sounds weird, but your mindset has a lot to do with your cure.
You should talk about it, but with the right people. Discussing with the right people means you will get help and feel better. If talking to someone makes you feel worse, then that person is not the right help.
Talking about depression is still a stigma because many have faced the worsening of symptoms after talking to the wrong people.It’s difficult to talk about it because it makes us sad.Its difficult to talk about it because people are scared. It’s difficult to know who is right and who is wrong. So when in doubt talk to someone you trust. Simple rule. If you follow it, you will avoid needless stress about many things.
There’s a reason doctors have doctor-patient confidentiality. Medical conditions need understanding. Both the medical part of the disease and the psychological part of the person.Because it’s the second part which rules almost all diseases.
- Saw a close family member suffering.
- Two of my friends committed suicide one during our final exams and the second one afterward.
- Both of them were brilliant and good students. Quiet but never appeared to be suffering.
- Two cousins suffered.
- I struggled with mood swings when I shifted to a new place with a new job and a ten-month-old baby. For me writing, walking and gardening helped. My husband was extraordinarily supportive and nonjudgemental. I fought it, survived and promised to never let self-pity, disillusionment push me over. Its a choice you have to make every day when you get up in the morning.
- Persistent feeling of morbidity, sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, pessimism or “empty” mood
- Easily irritated
- Excessive feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Unexpected disinterest in pleasurable activities and hobbies.
- Easily fatigued
- Moving or talking more slowly an with disinterest.
- 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
- Suicidal thoughts and attempts. A failed attempt is often a cry for help.
- Undiagnosed multiple aches.Multiple problems with no definite cause being found.
- Ask for help early
- Get the right help.
- May include treatment of an underlying medical condition
- Medicines and long-term psychological therapy