Learn how to differentiate between everyday sadness and depressive syndromes that need clinical attention. Also, explore when and why to seek help.
- Sadness is part of our day-to-day lives.…But when sadness evolves into depression…it can actually have devastating consequences…on your body and your psychology.…From aches and pains to a heart attack,…stroke, and perpetually sad days,…depression can eventually take a toll.…Yet you may be self-conscious about making too much of it,…even when it does.…For instance, Andy was feeling a little lost at work.…Enough that it was starting to trouble him.…
He didn't sleep as soundly as he used to.…He wasn't exercising as much as he wanted to.…He gained a few extra pounds,…and found that he had to drag himself…through his workday after lunch.…No matter how hard he tried to picture a better future,…there was none in sight.…How could he tell whether he was making too much of this?…You might be wondering when is depression too much?…How do you know if you need help?…Who should you contact?…First of all, if it's too much for you, it's too much.…
You don't need other people to tell you…whether your mood is troubling you.…But this gradual decline in mood could mean many things.…
- Recognize the symptoms of depression.
- Explain the process of reframing.
- Identify the most effective type of distraction.
- Recall how to avoid biased thinking when you’re depressed.
- Name the strategy used to empathize with others when you are depressed.
- Explain how long it takes for people to recover from depression.