Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Depression

Life is getting hectic and stressed everyday.
Sometimes we feel like we are in a pressure cooker, pressure comes from everywhere.
When we cannot cope with emotions and the pressure, we'll have a higher risk of getting depression.

Depression is a sickness which the patient is in deep sadness, lives in her/his own world.
Sometimes, one is not aware that he/she might have this sickness already.
In mandarin, we call it 忧郁症。

Here are the common symptoms of depression.

1) Sleep changes. Either insomnia or hypersomnia (oversleep)
2) Weight changes. Extreme lost or gain of body weight.
3) Concentration problems.
4) Fatigue and feeling weak all the time.
5) Lost interest in everything, daily routine.
6) Feeling hopeless, helpless and useless.
7) Low self-esteem
8) Always feel irritated and lost temper easily.
9) Couldn't make decisions.
10) Thinking of suicide or suicidal attempt.

Look around, if your friends and family are having these symptoms, procrastinate no more and bring her/him to a psychiatrist.

Have no fear my friend, depression are proven 100% curable.

Some may wonder what's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist.

A psychiatrist only gives you medication and will monitor you from time to time.
Whereas a psychologist will have a counselling session with the patient, some will give you prescription.

Depending on the medication only is not enough, a depression patient should also go for emotion therapy by the psychologist.

These are a few example of people who recovered from depression.
(Some of them still take medication to control)
- Angelina Jolie
- J.K Rowling (Author of Harry Potter series)
- Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)
- Jackie Chan
- Sammie Cheng 郑秀文

I hope that this information is useful for you guys.
Observe more, Care more, Love More. You can help save a life.

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