DEPRESSION / MELANCHOLIA
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Hypnotherapy can help you live a happier life! Depression, also known as “melancholia” is major is a medical illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Depression affects how the person feels, behaves and thinks. People with depression find it hard to go about their day-to-day activities, and may also feel that life is not worth living. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, suffered from depression.
It has been reported that over 1 million people in the world commit suicide every year. More than 30,000 of these are said to be from the United States. People commit suicide for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons are due to stress with work, money, relationships and depression. When someone commits suicide, it can usually come as a surprise and shock to family and friends. Many people who are thinking about suicide never really admit they are seriously considering about ending their life. Their low moods are often mistaken for just being “down in the dumps.”
Below is a list of the most common symptoms:
•A constant feeling of sadness, anxiety, and emptiness
•A general feeling of pessimism sets in (the glass is always half empty)
•They feel hopeless
•They feel restless
•The sufferer may experience irritability
•They lose interest in activities or hobbies they once enjoyed
•They lose interest in sex
•Levels of energy feel lower, fatigue sets in
•They find it hard to concentrate, remember details, and make decisions
•Their sleep patterns are disturbed; the person may sleep too little or too much
•Their eating habits change. He/she may either eat too much or have no appetite
•Suicidal thoughts may occur; some may act on those thoughts
•They may complain more of aches and pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems.
According to the National Institutes of Health, a significant percentage of people with depressive illness never seek help. This is unfortunate, because the vast majority, even those with very severe symptoms can improve with treatment.
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