viernes, 15 de septiembre de 2017

What Causes Depression

septiembre 15, 2017 0
What Causes Depression

Usually in our adolescence, we are exposed to many sudden and inexplicable mood swings as a result of our body undergoing various hormonal changes that prepare us for adulthood.

Aside from increased social pressures, the onset of menstruation, for example, introduces adolescent girls to premenstrual tension (or premenstrual syndrome) and the menstrual cramps, the former being a mixture of physical and psychological symptoms, including temporary weight gain, fluid retention, depression, fits of temper and the like.

Of these, depression is perhaps one of the most commonly identified conditions that both males and females attest to, particularly at the onset of puberty.

Depression is a term we colloquially use to pertain to any particular period of prolonged sadness and lethargy. Colloquial use would even allow us to call depression any 'low' point in between periods of 'high' or happiness. A popular one-liner, which many of us are familiar with, even goes as far as saying that depression is in fact simply anger without enthusiasm.

However, the real essence of depression is the fact that you can't simply 'snap out of it', and that it has the capacity to disrupt your daily activities. It is characterized by prolonged sadness, anxiety, unusual mood shifts accompanied by a degree of irrational thought, pessimism, and is responsible for changes in the way we eat, sleep, or interact with other people that in effect incapacitates us from participating in productive activities.

Depression is deemed a disorder that requires treatment and attention first because it may be a cause for withdrawal from society as it gives a semblance of suffering, pessimism, and low self-esteem. Secondly, depression may cause changes in physical behavior (like eating or sleeping) that may disrupt regular daily activities or may be mortally dangerous for whoever suffers from it. It may also, in effect, harm interactions with other people, particularly those within the atomic community (like family and friends).

Lastly, the accompanying decrease in rational thought causes some people to eventually result to thoughts of harming oneself or even suicide.

Should you find yourself potentially exhibiting that degree of depression, it is best that you seek immediate help from a professional. The reason is because the many forms of depression, each varying in degree of abnormality it lends, are currently treatable. It will also allow you to accurately determine whether you may simply be suffering from a common or minor depression, which is a mild but similarly prolonged form of depression, or a severe or major depression.

What is severe or major depression then? Severe or major depression, which medical experts also call clinical depression, unipolar depression, or major depressive disorder, is a sort of depression that necessitates medical treatment.

This is because severe depression is thought to be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. This particular brand of depression is recognized as possibly hereditary by many psychiatrists and specialists.

Doctors detect severe depression by particular behavioral patterns that emerge. The first is that of a constant feeling of sadness or anxiety. This may be accompanied by feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. Another is when you feel lethargic, tired, or without energy despite the fact that you did not engage in any physical activity of any form alongside a feeling of restlessness. You may also feel a decreased capacity to concentrate and make decisions.

The more 'telling' signs that accompany the previous symptoms, which may be attributed to seasonal hormonal imbalances, strenuous physical activities, or physical sickness for non-depressive individuals, have a more or less social implication to them.

If you are suffering from severe depression, you may have a feeling of being uninterested in usual activities or hobbies and you may eventually withdraw from them. Changes in your appetite may also emerge, leading to drastic weight loss.

Another change is in sleeping habits, which may imply difficulty in sleeping, waking up too early, or sleeping too much. With these physically notable changes and the previous general symptoms is a prevalent feeling of inadequateness, hopelessness and guilt. Altogether, these may lead to thoughts of suicide or obsession over death and dying.

The fact that depression can happen to anyone including you, should be enough impetus to better understand depression. Understanding that people around you (and there are many of them) suffer from depression will both allow you to better interact with them, or, should you be suffering from it as well, allow you to benefit from support groups or other people who can better help you deal with the disorder and stop you from succumbing to it.

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sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017


mayo 27, 2017 0

Hoy comparto con ustedes las  técnicas de autosuperación del libro "El Enfoque Correcto" que es de mi autoría. Este material subtitulado "El camino hacia tu razón de ser" es fruto de una investigación acerca de los temas de la mente humana que ha durado más de diez años y que aún no ha concluido. 

Tres años después de la primera publicación como e-book por Internet me complazco en presentar esta segunda edición ya disponible en libros de papel que agrega frases célebres de destacados personajes de la historia al inicio de cada capítulo.

El Enfoque Correcto nos presenta un texto didáctico y motivador en la búsqueda de nuestra razón de ser a través de dos conceptos fundamentales: El conocimiento y la autosugestión.

El conocimiento se logra a través de la búsqueda constante de respuestas y la autosugestión mediante la paciencia y autodisciplina. Ambos conceptos concatenados van creando surcos nuevos en la mente donde se generan los pensamientos más frescos y creativos que son la base para la realización de nuestros sueños más anhelados.

El camino del Enfoque Correcto empieza por entender que el cambio es posible, que dentro de cada uno de nosotros existe un gran potencial de recursos creativos con los cuales se pueden superar, esquivar o atenuar los problemas y adversidades, así como crear las condiciones para el logro de nuestros objetivos.

"El Enfoque Correcto" es un libro, fruto de la observación, la experiencia y la buena fe. Sus conceptos son más que un simple cambio de pensamientos o hábitos, implican más bien, decretar en la mente, una manera distinta de ver las cosas impidiendo que lleguen a la mente ideas que bloqueen el pensamiento superior que viene de lo más recóndito de nuestro interior. Todo ello pasa obviamente por una serie de cualidades que se deben adquirir tales como la disciplina, la perseverancia, la fe, la empatía, el control mental entre otros.

“El Enfoque Correcto” es un pequeño aporte a todo lo grande y bello que hemos recibido de Dios y el Universo, por eso será un placer compartir las palabras de este libro que en el camino les guiarán para descubrir las riquezas del alma.

Doy por seguro que usted podrá extraer lo mejor de este material, adaptarlo y aplicarlo a sus circunstancias en algún momento de su vida.



-El libro físico en papel ya está en 

-El libro electrónico en pdf en esta segunda edición ya está disponible en:

jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

How To Fight Back Against Depression

mayo 18, 2017 0
How To Fight Back Against Depression
I am one of those people who can easily slip into a very negative state of mind. The slightest knockback or problem can lead to a cloud of doom descending over me, a cloud which I find hard to push away and remove. This article looks at ways in which we can fight back, to quickly get us back into a happy mode.

I used to be quite a fragile character, some would say that I was even scared of my own shadow. I was always paranoid that people were talking about me and laughing behind my back.

Even though my parents are superb, I was not a happy child or a happy teenager. I am so unlucky you see or so I thought. I walked around as if the world owed me something and would often feel very sorry for myself. I was bullied at school, it was more mental bullying rather than anything physical. I am sure that most people also get bullied and deal with it. It would leave me in a state of panic and depression. Looking back I have to say I was a bit of a wimp in reality.

I decided that enough was enough by my mid-twenties and decided it was time to toughen up. I could not continue to live my life as I had been, as I would probably be dead by the time I was fifty.

I then went about a self-help program to increase my overall self-confidence and self-esteem. I wanted to learn more about stress-management, dealing with depression, relaxation and about how to become successful in life.

What I found out over the next twelve to eighteen months would change my life forever.

These are the things I had to do:

I had to stop feeling sorry for myself. Yes I am not perfect but who is.

I had to think in a more positive way.

I had to stop worrying about the future.

I had to stop caring what other people thought of me.

I needed to smile more.

I needed to learn to relax. I now use meditation for this purpose.

I had to learn to like myself.

I needed to become stronger to fight away the negative thoughts in my head.

I needed to appreciate what I did have in life, rather than concentrating on what I had not.

I started to implement the above and it helped me no end. That horrible cloud of doom, still descended however, around once a month. When it does descend, I now write two lists. What I am happy about in life and what I am sad or worrying about. I then analyse both lists and more times than not, I am actually over-reacting.

In conclusion, life is a battle. There are good times and bad. We need to become strong and learn to think in a more positive way. We have to fight back against people who bully us and against the voices in our head who are trying to make us panic. This is not easy, however with determination people are able to turn their life around just like I have.

I used to feel anger towards the people who bullied me at school. I now feel sorry for them. They are the bad apples and I prey for them. I prey that God will one day make them pure.