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Depression and devaluing myself.

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Depression for me was like this total de- valuing of myself in every way

Let’s talk about depression. Depression for me was like this total de- valuing of myself in every way. It was a brutal self beat up session where I literally was just holding myself hostage to everything I had ever done wrong and then labeling myself as a failure for all of those things. I would constantly be in comparison mode. My anxiety become so over consuming because of worry and anxiousness.

I had become NOT present in my life and the things that were presently going on around me. I was so worried about how I was going to be create and do something great that I just forgot to be present in the moments right in front of me. I kind of just had lost touch with my current reality like what really mattered due to me being in this state of depression.

With my depression I was either in a state of living in the past thinking about everything I had ever done wrong and beating myself up about that; or I was thinking ahead in the future, counting myself out, not feeling like I was enough to become and do the things I aspired to do. Between those two things it all came back to a lack of not feeling like I was enough and from there I downward spiraled.

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What is depression?

A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don’t get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

Sadly depression is very common with more than 3 million US cases per year. Depression is treatable by a medical professional and can resolve within months.

Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.

The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.

The mainstay of treatment is usually medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two. Increasingly, research suggests these treatments may normalize brain changes associated with depression.

For more reading on depression please visit our reference

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. 

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