Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Overcoming Depression

Everybody feels "down" or "blue" sometimes. But, if these feelings are very strong or last for most of the day nearly every day for two weeks or longer, they may be due to a medical illness called depression.

The good news is that depression can be treated. You do not have to face this problem without help.

Warning Signs of Depression

Changes in the way you feel:
  • You feel sad, hopeless, or guilty most of the time.
  • You feel tired or lack energy.
  • You have thoughts of suicide or death.
Changes in sleeping and eating habits:
  • You sleep either too much or too little.
  • Your appetite has changed. You have gained or lost weight.
Changes in daily living:
  • You have lost interest and pleasure in daily activities.
  • You have problems making decisions or thinking clearly.

If you have had most of these symptoms for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression. Talk to your doctor about whether you are depressed and what you should do about it.

The sooner you get treatment for depression, the sooner you will begin to feel better. The longer you wait, the harder depression is to treat.

Depression usually is treated with counseling, medicine, or both. Medicines for depression are not addicting or habit forming. They work for people with severe depression and may be useful for people with mild to moderate depression.

Treatment works gradually over several weeks. If you do not start to feel better after this time, tell your doctor. It may take some time to find what works best for you.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Definition of Anger…..?

"If you cannot control your anger you are helpless

Like A city without walls…..,Open to attack."

"A fool gives full vent to his anger…..!!!,

But a wise man keeps himself…….under control."

Someone said, "Your temper is one of your most

Valuable Possessions. So……..Don't lose it."

"Anybody can become angry…..that is very easy,

But to be angry with the right person,

to the right degree,

at the right time,

for the right purpose,

& in the right way……

that is not within everybody's power…....& is not easy."

If we can't control our anger……,It will control us.

When anger is turned inward…., it leads to depression.

When it is turned outward…., it leads to aggression.

Anger is like a splinter in your finger. If you leave it there,

It gets infected & hurts every time you use your finger.

If you remove it……, the sore heals & you feel better.