Living in the depression era
The loss of the workplace is lived and developed very personally by the individual, despite its social origin and a quick relationship. Long-term unemployment depression is a social cause trauma, so first and foremost the self-help groups supervised by a professional proved to be useful.
Depression is not just a state of passing sadness it is a disease that can affect anyone, anytime. The depressed person may experience various emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioral symptoms.
Depression can be treated and healed, but it requires active participation in the healing process and requires trust in the treatment as well as in the psychotherapist. It begins with the diagnosis of the mental health specialist and continues with treatment for a period determined by the type of illness.
How does depression start?
Often, the first symptoms that appear are only physical, with no apparent association with a mental disorder. The disorder may also occur as an inappropriate, exaggerated response to stress, trauma.
We encounter a shock trauma that often occurs at a sudden dismissal. Many of those who were fired believed they would be fired but did not want to believe it until the last minute. There is a tendency for the person to blame for a mistaken or imagined mistake. This does not help the person in any way, but he is incapacitating. There is also a shattering of either self-understanding or understanding or both. Either the affected person becomes self-defeating because he could
not avoid the alleged “mistakes” that led to his unemployment.
Signs of depression: back, joint, limb, gastrointestinal, sleep, and appetite changes. Those who suffer from depression feel very tired, slow, it seems impossible to put an end to even the most trivial actions, such as climbing stairs or arranging beds. Others talk about the lack of any emotions, inner “workmanship” and “workout” on the automatic pilot, but also the feeling of a “chest press”. It can also be manifested by a marked decrease in interest or pleasure for all or almost all activities. All areas of activity may be affected. Some people report that they are no longer interested in hobbies, the activities they previously considered pleasant, fun. They retreat socially and increasingly neglect the usual activities that were previously considered pleasant.
How depression affects the body?
By changing weight by more than 5% over a month is a symptom that is usually ignored – it can be a significant weight loss (although it does not take any diet) or a significant weight gain. Appetite is usually low, but some people may have an increased appetite, sometimes with tendencies towards certain foods, such as sweets.
Sleep disturbances occur in the mind of the depressed, where the most common condition is insomnia. People wake up from sleep during the night and cannot fall asleep, they wake up too early in the morning and can not fall asleep or find it hard to sleep at first.
Changes in motor behavior may also occur agitation or psycho-motor sluggishness. Agitation is manifested by the inability to sit quietly, calmly, walking around, kneading hands, rubbing clothes, etc. Psycho-motor penetration is present in speech, thought, or body movements. And fatigue or lack of energy dominates the ability of the depressed to motivate – even the smallest tasks seem to require considerable effort.
Other depression symptoms are feelings of futility, excessive or inadequate guilt, such as excessive concerns about guiltiness in connection with minor past events, excessive negative appreciation of one’s own person.
Depressed people especially complain of memory or concentration problems even for performing light tasks, propelled by diminishing the ability to think, focus, or make decisions.
Awareness of depression is vital in almost all types of psychotherapy and requires long-term treatment, from 2-3 months to several years. Therefore, even if you feel that you have returned to normal, do not discontinue treatment without advising your doctor or psychotherapist. Keep in mind that psychotherapy seeks not only to solve a depressive episode but also to generate the necessary changes to that person to avoid a relapse. That is why you must have patience and continuity in treatment. Do not forget that psychotherapy has real benefits, and if you maintain this healthy treat for a long time you will get to understand your depression, you will be able to talk to others about it and more, it will help prevent other more serious disorders. So, in the future, you will be prepared to face other stress factors that can arise in your life.
There is no universal cure for depression. If you have never been to a psychotherapy session you might be surprised by its effects. Counseling a psychologist can help you get rid of certain things that bother you without realizing. Depression therapy can also help you discover your destructive thoughts that make you have a low morale, understand where these feelings come from and how you can deal with.