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Mental Health Depression

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Mental Health
Most people know that what a person eats has an impact on their physical health. Recent research has proven that increased physical activity can actually create new brain cells (once thought of as a static number), this explains why nearly every mental healthcare consumer at facilities such as MHCD are strongly encouraged to begin an exercise regiment immediately.

People just don’t taking account of the fact it’s just as life threatening and just as distressing as these major other illnesses. With mental health problems affecting one in four people in this region, and now among the main reasons for absence from work, no-one can afford to be blasé about their own mental health – or that of their friends, family or colleagues.

We see here that good mental health is not just about the struggles we have living our lives; it’s also how we treat other people. And research has proven that a patients relationship with their family members can positively or negatively affect their mental illness.

These include the long term sick and disabled, those in poor living conditions, those with a history of depression in the family, the homeless, ethnic minorities and people in prison. Because of this research, family therapy was born and this therapy has allowed those with an illness to stay out of institutions.

Mental Disorders

Mental Health
Mental Health is about finding a balance between dealing with the difficulties in life and using the opportunities life presents for further development. It keeps on affecting the corrected posture negatively, so that it keeps tending to fall back to the wronged posture again; until the corrected posture (if it could be kept like that against all the onslaughts of the inertial effects of the wronged mental health!) corrects the pattern of thought as well.

The good and bad experiences of one’s life shape one’s emotional and mental health. In anxiety disorders, people tend to get anxious when they are faced with a particular situation. Sometimes life circumstances can trigger an episode of depression such as redundancy, retirement, divorce, bereavement, problems at work or financial difficulties.

The person who has insight, however, sees the faults inside themselves, and they have copious humility to be able to see the wrong, the error, the mistakes they make; that we all make from time to time. If you desire to keep your mental health and the person you love near you for life, you have to pay attention to many details you are not considering now.

Intellectual Disability

In the last few years we have gained awareness of the various needs that individuals with mental health issues need in order to achieve overall well-being. As the patients correct their vision through posturing their body right, they do not correct their mental disposition; which again tends to spoil their posture the way it had done so in the past when the vision problem had taken root for the first time in their life.

CBT techniques can prove to be of great help in … Read More..

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Childhood Depression: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment

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Kids, just like adults, have some good days and bad ones. But childhood depression isn’t the same as ‘blues’; it is much worse. Many adults believe that children don’t get depressed (as they don’t have ‘adult problems’ like a soul-sucking job, broken relationship or household in disarray), but this cannot be any further from the truth.

Children may not have to worry about piles of unpaid bills, but they face various kinds of stress in everyday life. From performance stress to the emotional changes, being a child is not easy.

 

What is childhood depression?

Childhood depression causes persistent sadness in a child or teenager. By sadness, we don’t mean a bad day. It is the kind of lasting sadness that interferes with their normal activities, academics, interests and hobbies and even family life. In fact, one of every 5 children and teens suffers from depression at any given moment. This can easily give you an idea of how prevalent the problem is.

Be that as may, the good news is that childhood depression can be accurately diagnosed and treated.

 

Symptoms of Childhood Depression

As with most disorders, the symptoms vary over children and cannot be bracketed as pervasive by any means. However, the primary symptoms are usually the same and revolve around sadness, mood changes and a feeling of hopelessness.

Here is a general list of symptoms that are usually present in those suffering from childhood depression:

  • Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
  • Increased sensitivity to rejection
  • Impaired thinking or concentration
  • Unexplained aches that don’t respond to treatments
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Social withdrawal
  • Vocal outbursts or crying
  • Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Irritability or anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue and low energy

As most of the symptoms above seem trivial to many people (of course, except thoughts of death and suicide), when seen as a standalone issue, the collective outcome of all these is childhood depression.

Worse yet, these symptoms are passed off as normal emotional and psychological changes and are often left undiagnosed and untreated.

Another important point is that not all children express these symptoms and even the expression will vary according to environment and situations. While some children continue to do well with seemingly less impact on their life, others tend to have a drastic change in academics, social life and even in appearance. It can even lead to drug use in adolescence.

 

Diagnosis of Childhood Depression

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, for a child to be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must last for at least 2 weeks. Also, make sure there are no physical reasons behind them. To confirm any of these, you must schedule a visit with a registered health practitioner.

To diagnose the condition, the doctor will conduct a mental health evaluation which would include interviews and psychological testing. While there are no specific medical or psychological tests for depression, questionnaires can make a breakthrough. Also, additional information … Read More..