We hear a lot about depression and bipolar disorder. However, these are just two of the many disorders out there! What about anxiety, Bipolar, or other mental disorders? Many people do not know that there are other mental disorders that can cause this “tingling” feeling we call depression. Anxiety is another problem that is often mentioned, but few people understand what it is or how to treat it. This article will take a look at some of the more common mental disorders out there and how they affect those who suffer from them.
One of the biggest myths busted about depression is that it just goes away on its own. Unfortunately, this is untrue. This can happen for a variety of reasons. For example, someone who suffers from Bipolar Disorder has mood swings, which can lead to depression.
Bipolar Disorder is also very common, especially in teenagers, sometimes called Manic Depression. If you go to school or college and you spend anytime around a lot of adolescents, you will see that many of them tend to have this problem. Some people can just let things roll off their back for a while, but for others, it gets to a point where they feel like they just can’t handle it anymore and need some form of help.
When we are down, we tend to lose our appetite, become lazy, and become unproductive. This is why so many people feel depressed during a long spell of joblessness. You are probably exhausted from your daily life and you just need a little boost. Sometimes this is not readily apparent. You might find yourself sleeping more or eating more than usual.
Another myth is that you should avoid talking to people you don’t know. If you do this, you will be stuck talking to yourself and you will never be able to talk to anyone else. If nothing else, it will make you feel lonely and rejected. The truth is that we are social beings and need to interact with other people in order to get our feelings across. We like to share our thoughts and our feelings. When we stick to ourselves, we shut others out and this can lead to depression.
A third common myth is that there is no connection between work and depression. While there may be a correlation between work and the onset of depression, there is absolutely no reason to think that depression can’t arise from a job. Work-related stress is a legitimate health concern and it must be addressed. But you do not have to link work and depression.
Myth five is that depression is caused by too much self-criticism. We often tell ourselves that we are worthless and that we do not deserve to get along with others. We then begin to feel bad about ourselves and we start criticizing everything, including ourselves and other people. Criticizing others has its place, but if done in excess it can lead to feelings of unworthiness and depression. We do not have to feel bad about ourselves if we do not like what we are doing or if we do not like other people’s behavior.
The above are just five of the many myths that are out there about the causes and cures for depression. If you are suffering from depression, you should take the time to learn about it so that you can determine the best treatment plan for yourself. Depression is an extremely serious condition that must be treated as soon as possible.
You do not have to continue to live with depression if you do not have to. The myths that you have likely heard all day are either completely untrue or they just give you false hope that your life can be improved. If you have been told these myths your whole life you will continue to feel bad about yourself and you may even resort back to unhealthy behaviors to make yourself feel better.
The truth is that you will always be able to change your life and you will be able to feel better about yourself no matter how much depression you have experienced. Just because you have had a hard life in the past does not mean that you cannot have a happy life now. Millions of people have overcome their depression and you can too!
There are also many myths that are out there about the causes and cures for depression. Many people believe that depression is inherited or that it can be cured by simply being happier. These are all myths and studies have proven that depression can be controlled and overcome.