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How To Overcome Depression By Exiting Negative States

You must start controlling how you think. Negative states widespread with people who are depressed. When you see a restless person, always a person in foul mood, a person who always wants to be alone, a person who always speaks negative, probably you are seeing a person suffering from depression.

If you are one of these people, it is not the real you when you are in these states. Negative states overpower people, that is why they are difficult to overcome .. So remember, negative states are not the real you. Stop succumbing to them!

There are two solutions. first and this is very obvious but you need to become aware that you are indeed suffering from these states .. Awareness is key, when a person becomes aware of an inner level what is happening to them, things change. Become aware when you are thinking negatively. When one is aware that something false is happening, one can change this. It is not the real you we are talking about here. You are a person of love and hope. This is the real you at your core.

Secondly, just try to stop the source dead in its tracks. You can not stop a negative thought from entering your mind but you can decide the mood of the next thought. Make sure it is positive as this will stop a potential negative state growing.

These states are designed to hold you hostage. They do not want to make decisions for you, they do not want you to come to any conclusions. What negative states want to merely keep you under control under lock and key. This is a dark state, a state where they master you, a state where they have a grip on you but only if you let them ..

Awareness is so important. These states are illusions, figments of your imagination but the problem is that your mind works on the thoughts you think. Even though the thoughts could be justified and not true, they do hold vast power in the mind. This is why you must not let yourself enter negative states on a consistent basis. You must strive to transcend them. How to transcend them is by making a split second decision to exit this state. You most certainly have the power to do this. Transcend them consistently and you will notice that after a while, you no longer experience negative states. There and then you will overcome depression.

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Depression and Natural Ways to Help It

I have been doing a great deal of research on neurotransmitters and their effect on the brain, body and every day life. Being a personal trainer, I routinely field resistance training questions, nutrition questions and cardiovascular concerns. What I have been noting is still a trend in inquiries around motivation, the brain and even techniques to deal with depression. The traditional approach in the past has been to speak with your family physician or a specialist so they can run a few tests and prescribe that medication is supposed to help you deal with the symptoms you may be experiencing. These can range from sadness, laziness, lack of motivation, lethargic, lack of sleep, irritable, etc.

Some common medications are Wellbutrin, Paxil, Elavil, Remeron and the like. I will discuss in greater detail why these may not be meeting your expectations and why some natural amino acids when combined produce astonishing results that not only elevate your serotonin and dopamine levels but keep them high when you cease taking the amino acids. Please note that I have a few Medical Doctors as former and current clients and I am by no means recommending you stop your medication, but I am giving you an alternative to take in conjunction with your prescribed medication or entirely on their own.

To get a better understanding on how prescription medications and amino acids work, you must look at the two primary neurotransmitters and they are serotonin and dopamine. There are others that play a role in your vitality but these two are the primary components that need to be functioning at optimal capacity. It has been documented that 93% of patients on anti-depressants show no progress or change at all when on the medication. The main reason for this is that serotonin and dopamine are largely found in the gut (near the kidney) and the around the brain. When on most prescription medications, the serotonin and dopamine stay in the synapses outside the kidney and brain because the medications are not constructed to pass through the OCT2 transporters (or gates) that would give all the benefit to the brain and kidney. Therefore you have an influx and abundance of serotonin and dopamine on the outside which are not fulfilling their intended purpose of increasing serotonin and dopamine levels within the brain cells.

You now may be asking the million dollar question of how can you penetrate the gates of the brain and have the serotonin and dopamine reach the kidney and brain as both are related. The answer is through a regimen that includes the amino acids tyrosine (which increases dopamine) and 5-HTP (which increases serotonin) with a B6 vitamin. These amino acids have been shown in studies by Dr. Daniel Kalish ( http://www.drkalish.com/index2.html ) to have the ability to open the OCT2 transporters and allow the serotonin and dopamine to flood the brain and kidneys. Taking 1000mg of Tyrosine, 100mg of 5-HTP (10 to 1 ratio) and a B 6 vitamin three times a day have yielded very high levels of serotonin and dopamine inside the cells and the results were very satisfied clients / patients who have never felt better. This includes more energy, better sleep patterns, reduced appetite, and the list goes on. The reason for this dosage ratio is that serotonin and dopamine are antagonistic meaning as one increases, the other one decreases so you have to balance them out and ensure both go up or you will not have the desired effect. Dr. Kalish describes this in detail on his site and I strongly encourage you to visit his site. This is revolutionary information that has changed the lives of thousands of people but the problem is most people do not even know about it. As discussed, you can take these amino acids on their own or in conjuction with your prescription medication. It is completely up to you. I do not recommend stopping “cold turkey” from your medication and please speak with your doctor should you be encouraged to try this approach. I highly recommend it and let me know how you feel after a few days, weeks and months. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Thanks and have an excellent day.

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Mindset And Depression

Mindset and depression are closely linked by the ability of the mindset you have to expand or contract your life.

The view you have of yourself has an overwhelming impact on the way you live your life and this is often a difficult concept to forgive when you are depressed. Simply acknowledging this concept and doing something about it are worlds apart.

Thought patterns can affect the way we feel each day and to control this, there is a need to question where negative thoughts come from. Questions to answer can include:

“I constantly limit myself. Where did I learn these beliefs?”
“When did I take on this type of thinking pattern?”
“At what time in my life did I start the downhill slide I'm on now?”
“I do not like the person I've become. When did this happen?”
“How did I get to the place I am in now?”

UNDERSTANDING MINDSET

Research completed by Dr. Carol S. Dweck on the types of mindset is being illuminating. Our state of mind and behavior is greatly influenced by our thoughts even though we know that our thoughts are not who we are as individuals. Our behavior is such that it corroborates the negative thoughts that we have. Depression is a state of mind and it is not who we are as a person. What I mean by this is: we are not a 'depressed person', we are in a 'state of depression'. Changing depressive thoughts patterns that have been developing, often over many years, to overcome depression takes commitment and determination.

Carol S. Dweck in her book “Mindset”, established that there are two types of mindset and she calls them “Growth” and “Fixed '.

FIXED MINDSET

“Fixed Mindset” is the belief that your qualities at birth are carved in stone. That the intelligence you have now and your moral character is what you will have for the rest of your life. Learning and growing are not part of the 'fixed mindset' way of thinking.

Many of us are trained in a fixed mindset early on in life, often unwittingly by those who care the most about us. Care givers and educators that we come across in our school years may believe that the IQ and EQ we have initially in school are fixed and as such treat us as though we have no capacity to improve.

In our early school years we do not like to be seen as stupid or unintelligent so we instinctively act to look smart. The accomplishment of this is that we fail to learn to take risks for fear of being 'exposed' as not being very smart. The enjoyment of learning and exploring new things are lost through fear of failing.

The behavior of 'providing ourselves' repeats itself through our lives whether it be in relationships, our practitioners or leaning institutions as we feel we are being legally judged.

This type of repetitive behavior is potentially devastating to our development.

GROWTH MINDSET

“Growth Mindset” in contrast, is based on the belief that your basic qualities are just the starting point for development. You have the ability to learn, grow and cultivate whatever initial gifts, skills, interests or disposition you have been given. If you have a 'growth mindset' you have the opinion that each of us has the opportunity to change and grow through practice and the implementation of developmental exercises. Your potential at any given time or in any circumstance is unknown.

Now the absence of any given situation is part of the process of growing. In children and adults with a 'growth mindset' a love of learning can be created at any stage in their development. No longer does an individual feel the need to 'prove' them self as they believe that they are always on a learning curve and that any setback is just part of that learning process.

MINDSET AND DEPRESSION

As I mentioned at the start, the type of mindset we have can influence whether we are sooner to depression or not and one of the tools at our disposal is that of changing our mindset.

In different areas of our lives, out mindset may vary. Unfortunately, if you are struggling to overcome depression, it is likely that the “Fixed Mindset” is pervasive through most of your thinking and therefore, actions.

Over the next few articles I will write more on Mindset, how it is developed and suggestions on how to change from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset as part of dealing with your depression.

If you are interested in mindset and it's affect on our moods, particularly depression, then consider reading my book “A Self-Help Guide To Managing Depression”

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Depression and How to Treat It

Are you depressed; feel down, unable to cope? If that is so you have few choices of available treatment. Where do you go? A priest or counselor? That would be an excellent idea but finding a competent counseler who can help you is more difficult than you imagine. You might look throughout through a phonebook or visit the internet but in vain. Finding someone who can actually help you is not that easy, no matter what their clinic blurbs say. A priest may simply decide it is not his area, but a medical problem and suggest that you visit your GP. Your GP may overreact, and probably will if they are a locum or young and new to the job. Remember, a GP knows very little about mental illness / health. You would know considering more than him / her. What they know is the psychological perspective which considers us to be mechanisms that can occasionally malfunction. As with all mechanisms a screw here, a bit of oil there, will suffice to keep you on track, going to work, looking after the kids, robotically doing what is expected of you.

Let us look at the last assertion more deeply. The doctor will assuredly write out a prescription. That's what they do, while for cramps, headaches, stomach ache. They reach for a prescription pad and solemnly and quickly dispose of you with a timely ration of dangerous drugs. If you have depression, they tell you the drugs will take time to take effect. After a month you should feel better. The cure lies in the doctor's assurances and testimony. The drugs he gives you, from recent studies, have only a placebo affect. Over time, they may cause you to become anxious and very, very depressed, exhibiting an array of unusual behavior. You may be given additional drugs to fend off the effects of the first. You humbly believe whatever the GP tells you, doing what you are told.

Over time, you become an emotional wreck. Worse, you find yourself on a register for the mentally ill introduced by the reactive governments of the earlier part of the century. So you feel worse, but are too drugged up to notice, and now officially you are mentally ill and subject to kindly requests to attend a surgery for routine mental health surveillance.

Of course you will be sent off to a medical specialist, a psychiatrist, whose knowledge of emotions, life, and human nature is on the level of a ten year old. But, they will know about drugs. They will speak with you for ten minutes and provide, from such limited acquaintance, a diagnosis. Although there are a number of attested mental illnesses, most diagnoses falls (60%) under Personality Disorder. What this actually means is one or several of the below: 1) the psychiatrist has no idea 2) he / she can not relate to you or does not like you 3) you are from another culture 4) he / she has something better to do that day. You will probably never know what it is.

Perhaps you instead visit a psychotherapist. You would immediately have problems finding one to suit you out of the humanists, Jungians, Freudians, etc, etc. Which which they will cost you a fortune. The silence of the treatment room may irritate you, or you may suspect the therapist is a fool.

What if your depression concerns only the complex, hurried, muddled existences we tend to lead, devoid of family support, faith, or certainty. What if it is the result of poverty and continued worry over bills? In this society, poverty is a crime. The poor person is marginalized. How do you resolve it if the problem is external? Are drugs ever an answer, no matter how energetically doctors force them on us? It is doubtful that many diagnosed cases are genuinally mentally ill, but exhibiting temporary behavior as the result of stress. In such cases, the majority, community measures would be advantageous and not the unthinking care of GPs and psychiatrists. Changing lifestyles, jobs, finding suitable support networks, taking a holiday, or finding counselors outside of the mental health field will resolve many of your issues.

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Can Gluten Intolerance Cause Depression?

When gluten wreaks havoc on your immune system, it may also wreak havoc on your psychological and emotional state. How exactly might gluten cause such a response in people intolerant to it?

Chronic Stress

Just the stress of learning you have gluten intolerance and must subscribe to a strict gluten-free diet can feel overwhelming. Gluten is pervasive in the western diet and you must completely eliminate it from your diet to recover your health (there is no acceptable thing as “almost” gluten-free).

In addition, people who are newly diagnosed with some form of gluten sensitivity often have endured unexplained pain and suffering for some time before being properly diagnosed.

So just adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle can be associated with a degree of chronic stress. This stress triggers elevated stress hormones like cortisol along with suppressed neurotransmitters that provide positive feelings like serotonin and dopamine.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Several nutrient deficiencies may cause symptoms similar to depression symptoms. When gluten damages the villi along the lining of your small intestine, you are less able to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. In particular folic acid, tryptophan, iron and magnesium deficiencies are all common in people with untreated celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Deficiencies in each of these nutrients can lead to symptoms resembling depression, so imagine if you were deficient in all of them, which is quite possible if you discover that you are intolerant to gluten and you have not been on a gluten-free diet.

In many cases, these shortcomings do not directly cause depression. Instead they cause other conditions with similar effects on your mood and energy as depression. For example, an iron deficiency can lead to anemia, and anemia may manifest as fatigue, anxiety and irritability.

Chronic Inflammation

It may help you to understand that when you are intolerant to gluten, certain antibodies attack the lining of your small intestine causing a reaction something like a sunburn. Over time, the walls of your intestine became damaged and inflamed.

Several studies suggest that an imbalance of cytokines, inflammatory proteins related to your body's immune response, may cause several changes related to depression symptoms. Some of these changes are direct behavioral changes and others are related to abnormal thyroid hormone fluctuations.

Additionally, gluten antibodies may cause inflammation through your body, not just in your intestines. Infection may affect your nervous system directly, potentially triggering anxiety or a depressive state.

You can see there are many ways gluten intolerance may trigger feelings similar to depressed feelings. However, I prefer we focus on the positive consequences of discovering our gluten sensitivity and implementing a healthy gluten-free diet.

If you have celiac disease, a wheat allergy or a non-celiac gluten sensitivity, your new healthy lifestyle free of gluten will soon bring you more energy and well-being than you've experienced in years.

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Treating Depression Naturally

Many people suffer from depression at some time in their lives. For some, this may be a transient problem that emerges in response to a traumatic life event. Others must cope with extended periods of depressed mood for no apparent reason throughout their lives. As treatment for symptoms, many people are prescribed conventional medications and therapy; others find that changes in lifestyle provide the relief that they need. Here is a guide to some of the most common conventional and natural treatments for depressed mood.

Conventional Treatments

Therapy sessions with a trained counselor is often one of the first avenues taken by depressed individuals in search of treatment. Methods used in these sessions may vary, but they all can give patients better insight into what is causing their melancholy and how they can tackle it.

Drugs prescribed to depressed patients basically work by increasing levels of mood neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, in the brain. Over time, these drugs can reset a depressed patient's mood to allow him or her to get out of this rut. Unfortunately, these medications do not work for about half of the patients who try them. For those who do find relief, it may be short-lived. Because of this, many people turn to natural methods, such as diet and exercise, that provide longer-lasting benefits.

Exercise

Studies performed in the 1970s and 1980s showed that people who exercised were less likely to be depressed or to experience depressed mood in the future. In a 1999 study, Duke University scientists showed that depressed patients who engaged in regular aerobic exercise experienced symptomatic improvements equal to those seen in patients who had taken a prescription antidepressant.

Studies have found that milder forms of exercise, such as walking, work just as well as more strenuous forms of exercise to reduce patients' symptoms. Just 30 minutes of walking each day is enough to drive the blues away and reduce melancholy in the future. Some researchers say that part of how exercise fights depressed mood is that it gives patients feelings of self-ownership and control as they do something positive for their bodies and minds.

Strength training is another excellent form of exercise for treating depressed mood. Harvard researchers discovered that just ten weeks of regular strength training improved depressed patients' symptoms more than counseling. This form of exercise increases endorphins to enhance pleasure, norepinephrine to give excitation and serotonin to support contentment. Patients who want to improve their moods with strength training should allow time for muscles to recover between workouts. This can vary for each individual, but in general, the same muscle should never be trained more than once a week.

Balanced Diet for Treating Depressed Mood

Individuals who are depressed should take care to get plenty of protein, which contains amino acids that support mood. Low-fat diets are huge contributors to low mood, so patients should be sure to get plenty of healthy fats in their diets. Omega-3 fatty acids, present in large amounts in salmon and other fatty fish, have been shown to successfully treat depressed mood in several studies. Finally, depressed patients should not avoid carbohydrates, which are required for the body to make relaxation-inducing serotonin.

Avoid Sugar

Although everyone needs carbohydrates, depressed patients may want to avoid refined carbohydrates and white sugar. These foods spike blood sugar and cause it to fall later, resulting in low mood, anxiety and irritability. Over time, the cyclical problems caused by regular consumption of refined carbohydrates can easily mimic clinical depression.

Along with getting plenty of exercise and eating a balanced diet, depressed individuals may want to take a look at their lifestyles to see what other improvements can be made to help them feel better. It can be easy to fall into a rut over time and become dependent on medications and expensive treatments to feel better. Finally, if natural treatments fail to resolve symptoms, there is no shame in taking medications if they successfully resolve one's symptoms.

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How To Overcome Depression By Having Values

Sometimes people who are overcoming depression think that they need to have a value element when interacting with new people. How is this “value element” created ?. Basically the answer to this for me to this is that it's an inside job. You must think of yourself as a person who has value in this world. You must think of yourself as a person who can help another person.

If you are a brain surgeon or a CEO of a company and you come into contact with people on a regular basis. It is inevitable that people are going to have their own opinions about you internally. For example a person who is a business owner and is highly successful financially but does not spend time with his family may not be perceived as a person of value by other people. This is why it's an inside job. When you think of yourself as a valuable person who stands up for what you believe in, by having good values, etc, then people will see this and be attracted to you.

Having Mental toughness is imperative. To be happy with who you are.

Remember This Important Life Principle: Be – Do – Have

“Be” stands for belief. Believe that you are special & valuable. Secondly do the things and behave in a way that supports your values. Lastly simply Have. You will have the results, good relationships, good health, good of everything. Just by standing for who you are, this will attract like-minded people to you.

Ultimately if you want to be free, you have got to be yourself. Not the person you think your wife thinks you should be, not the person you think your kids think you should be. And above all, not the person you think society thinks you should be. Ultimately if you want to be free, you have got to be yourself, period.

What I mean by this is individual thinking, individual interests, individual likes / dislikes. Of course you must help the “big group”, you must listen to them, you must come to their aid, you must advise them when asked but you must never conform to the big group. By conforming to the big group, one is at risk of losing their individuality and this is not good because one may get depressed being a person that they do not want to be.

Just stick up for you values ​​and do not change who you are. This is one of the most fundamental laws when overcoming depression. Good Luck!

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How To Fight Depression By Right Thinking

It has been scientifically proven that a person will become what they think about. This is fact. A person's life is mere a reflection of the thoughts they have thought. Thoughts inevitably become things.Unfortunately people who are either fighting depression or overcoming depression think in a negative way and hence get negative results.

Therefore the purpose of this article is to raise some awareness in your life.A good place to start is to ask yourself – who is in your 5 ?, who do you hang around ?, who do you spend most of your time with ?. What are these people feeding into your mind? The answers to these questions will determine what thoughts are thinking.

What type of TV are you watching. There are so many programs out there that program people so negatively, it's like living with murderers and violent people. Cut out this rubbish and start empowering yourself with positivity. Just raise you awareness. hat predominately is going into your head .. Negativity in – negativity out which includes unhappy lives that may included depression. Empowerment in – empowerment out which includes a positive happy life with meaningful uplifting relationships.

Become aware that in the world as we know it, there is more more negativity than positivity. Therefore if you do not put positivity in – the negativity will just take over, period. So seek out positive people that could become mentors and the way to seek these people out is to monitor what they do – not what they say. Talk is cheap so look for people who are doing good things with their lives and who are making a difference, especially people who are showing leadership.

Ultimately the more time you hang around people like this, the more positive you will become. Look for people who move with purpose and that would also be a good tip for you, start moving with purpose. When you feel better, you do better so start moving with speed.

Finally the reason why I wrote earlier about TV and negative people was for two reasons. One is that you are what you think and by thinking negatively, you will become negative. The other reason is when a person is suffering from depression, their self confidence is low and it may be harder to ignore a personal negative comment from someone .. Therefore as you are over depression, do not even put yourself in the situation. Get around positive people who are focused on making a difference and your life will change, guaranteed.

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How To Fight Depression By Choosing New Friends

I totally agree that having ones core values ​​written down, even framed and stuck in ones room is beneficial to “staying on course” with who one is. Just ask yourself repeatedly what you believe in and the answers will come. If you are looking for self-awareness and self-awareness you must ask yourself who you are and what do you stand for. “Ask and he shall find”. “Knock and the door will be opened up to you”. If you ask yourself enough times (especially before going to sleep as this is when your subconscious is really working) you will get you answer – I promise you .. but you must ask with faith

Regarding the company you keep, of course this is really important. If you find that a person is ridiculing you – you must stand up for your self. Why ?. Because when a person is suffering from low self-esteem or in the process of overcoming depression, suggestion can be very powerful. What this means is that when a person is not so sure of himself, when another “friend” says something to this person, the implication can stick. The only reason the implication or comment sticks is because the person is suffering from low self-esteem. All this however can be solved by adopting a few new beliefs ..

For example a great belief to have is “Never let a person's opinion of you become your reality.” People say negative things to other people for a variety of reasons such as jealousy, they themselves suffer from low self-esteem and hide it through aggression, etc .. A lot of people who seem assertive and loud are actually very weak people at their core .

For example if a person shouts down at me or tells me something negative, just to make sure that this will not implanted on my mind, I speak up and deny it, not shouting back but just in an assertive tone. There is power in your words and the more times you talk yourself up, the more self-confidence you will gain ..

The acid test in terms of who you hang around with is this. If I were to meet your 5 best friends, you would be the average of them in everything. From finances to positivity to happiness, etc. You are what you hang around and with friends you must be ruthless with what you spend your time ..

If a person speaks negatively to you, you must walk away. You become what you think about. If you are talking negatively all the time, you will be thinking negatively which will lead to a negative life ..

If you want a happy life, get around positive people who want to do something with their lives. Get around people who always focus on solutions, not problems .. If you can do this, your life will change, guaranteed ..

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The Possible Link Between Depression and Dementia

People suffer from depression at all stages of life, but recent studies have shown that it can be particularly devastating in those in mid-life or later. Researchers concluded that there is a correlation between people having depression and those developing dementia. In fact, they believe that a senior has a 20% greater risk of dementia if they were depressed in mid-life, a 70% greater risk if depression hit during their older years, and an 80% increased risk if they had both. Since both conditions are related to the cognitive processes of the mind, it is not surprising that there could be a link.

Research has been going on for enough years for researchers to reach concluding. In northern California, a study was begun dating clear back to 1964. Between the sunset of the study and 1973, behavioral information, basic statistics, and medical histories were compiled on 13,535 individuals. This database was initially pared down to only those people suffering from depression. These same individuals were analyzed again between 1993 and 2009. Depressive symptoms were discovered in 14.1% of patients during mid-life, 9.2% during late life, and 4.2% that were depressed in both.

The findings were significant enough to make researchers believe that 80% of the people who were depressed from middle age onward were going to contract Alzheimer's later in life. Although they admit that further testing is needed, the information from this study opened a lot of possibilities for researchers who are working on finding a cure for dementia. With statistics indicating that 1 out of 8 elderly Americans has Alzheimer's, a number that is going to increase, there is room for worry and every reason to try and find ways to prevent it from happening. Every year around $ 200 billion is spent on Alzheimer's patients, and so far there is not even a way to slow the progress of the disease.

With these findings, the question aros, “If depression is valued in mid-life, will it lessen the individual's risk of Alzheimer's in later years?” It's definitely a subject that needs to be given every priority. Baby boomers are aging rapidly, and with an estimated 79 million of them getting approaching old age, the number of possible Alzheimer's cases is staggering. By applying the 1 in 8 equation to that generation alone, we could be seeing almost 1 million new cases in the next two decades. There's no way that so many should have to suffer, and the rest of us can not afford to care and pay for this dementia epidemic.

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How To Overcome Depression With Empowerment

Unfortunately negative states really are popular with people suffering from depression especially when they are alone. It goes like this, a bad thought enters their mind, rather than rejecting that thought, the person allows their mind to follow that thought and as a result the mind enters darkness. When one develops enough awareness, all of those initial negative thoughts will be rejected. That is the key, to reject those thoughts to ensure you always have control over your mind, not that you mind has control over you.

If you really want to overcome depression, you must start putting the right stuff into your head. you need to raise the base you have currently for your thinking. What I mean is, you must start rejecting negative thoughts that usually are only worrisome.

Also it is very hard to be negative when you have love in your heart. When a person is filled with love, positivity and gratitude, it is impossible to be depressed. Just to have a life and to be healthy, you should be so grateful for. Good things will start to flow into your life when you become grateful.

So many people who die of diseases every day would give their limbs just to stay alive. Life is a total gift and you have been given this gift. There is only one of you in this world. You are unique, there is absolutely nobody like you on this planet.

Embrace the gift you have been given. Shine your light on this world. Live your life with positivity, love and gratitude in your heart. As you start to live your life in a state like this, things will turn around for you, guaranteed. I firmly believe that in every heart of a human being, love exists. Unfortunately, people never live from this state, because they have been conditioned otherwise and depression is just another form of conditioning.

When you live your life from a state of love, it does not matter if you are strong, weak, intelligent or not, fat, thin, black, white, etc. We are all one. All human animals are equal. We are one consciousness. Never see yourself as being less than another person. This is impossible. The problem is that you see yourself as less but not I. It is impossible for a person who lives is harmonious state to prejudice you. You are the same as me and all of us. Accept this and treat everyone by this rule. Your world will then change for the better.

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How To Overcome Depression With Love

Overcoming depression can be done following the following guidelines. Firstly, you must get advice from the right people. There is so much power in words and when people give bad advice, it can have a detrimental effect on a person's personality. So definitely be careful with the advice you buy. As I have mentioned previously, just look for people who are doing well in their lives. These people obviously are engaged in right thinking and are making a difference. Get around these people, listen to their words attentively and even invite one of them to lunch now and then just to get around them. It certainly will make a difference. Be straight with them, tell them you admire them and ask them what their motivation is for what they do. You will win a friend straight away and also they will respond to you with total positivity. Take notes on what they say and implement it into your own life.

Secondly there is a great expression which I wholeheartedly agree with “They say that does not last, well but does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily.” Therefore if you make it a habit to listen to positive uplifting empowering material daily and also implement it into your life, it has to make a difference. When a person is suffering from depression or overcoming depression, yes the natural state for the mind may be negativity. This is why you must combat this daily. You must create new beliefs and the only way one can do this is by empowering yourself daily. “Repetition is the mother of all skill”. Just by listening to my material or somebody's material a few times wont eliminate your negative beliefs. It must be done daily and as often as you can. You literally must brain wash yourself through uplifting videos, articles, books, etc ..

Your mind is like a garden. If you do not nourish it daily with the right information, negativity will take over and the weeds will grow. Yes, we live in a world where negativity and fear are the norm. Therefore to change the way you mind thinks, think as often as you can about gratitude and love.

Love is when there is no divide. When you know that we are all equal regardless of creed, religion, education, language etc. Love is when all are treated equally. Love is when you never ever judge another person. If one can come from this state of gratitude and love when interacting with people, it will be impossible to be depressed as people will just want to be around you. Yes, at all levels regardless of who we are, we are all one, and people are just looking for connectedness. If one connects with another at this level, that is when bridges are built and that is when you really see people for who they are.

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How To Overcome Depression With Faith

In my view in life, nothing can take the place of persistence. When one has persistence locked in unity with faith, one can but only succeed. Decide now that you will overcome depression. Decide now that you will never give up and above all decide now that you will overcome depression and you have 100% faith that you will.

When you have this level of belief, nothing can and will stop you. The simple fact is this. People with faith persist. People who really want to overcome depression bad and know they will do it persist. They do what they have to do. They take things one day at a time but above all, they will never ever give up.

So my question for you today is – how bad do you want it ?. I ask this because people who only are 90% sure they will overcome depression will actually give in when the tough gets going. This can not be you. It's the same in anything in life, the leaders, the people who persist through massive struggles whilst always having their eyes fixed on the goal prevail.

It's not how smart you are or how much you know. It absolutely will come down to how bad you want this. Focus on results, continue without exhaustion and become a person with great faith and you will do this ..

Also ask yourself why you want to this. Reasons come first, answers come second. If you are doing it for a family member or somebody else, that's fantastic. Make your mission bigger than you. Involve more people and tell them of your goal and faith. It is far easier to be dishonest with yourself that with others.

The seven words of success in Life are “Never give up – Never ever give up” Be ruthless in your endeavor. You have to look at this as you – the victor and depression being the culprit – the loser. All depression wants to do is to drag you down into its abyss of loneliness, fear and negativity. The key here is that depression does not want to be logical for you. It never wants you to come to a conclusion about anything. It's sole mission is for you to repeatedly think negatively. That is all, to keep you trapped in a state where all you know is fear, hate and self-doubt .. Depression wants to keep you its slave but as of today you have persist and now you know you will persist and persist until this disgusting disease is once and for all eradicated from your life.

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How to Feel Good After Depression (8 Proven Ways!)

Depression can be a debilitating illness that can destroy lives, sometimes without the person even realizing that they have it. The feeling of depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain: Sometimes well meaning people tell someone with depression to 'get over it'. This rarely helps .. Here are 8 proven ways to help you to feel good after depression. Different approaches work best for different people. Start by trying those methods that seem to be a fit for you!

It may help take your recovery slowly and understand that there is no need to pressure yourself into taking all of these steps at once. Start with one step each week, or how ever often you feel right for you, and regularly bring in another element to aid your recovery.

1: Keep people around you
Turn to the friends and family that you trust and share your troubles
Regain contact with old friends and make new friends
Socialise if you find that being with other people counteracts the depression
Spend your time with positive people who feed you positive emotions
Join a support group were you can talk to others with similar challenges and seek to boost each other up

2: Look after your body and mind
Eat a well-balanced diet
Do some exercise each day (it is as affective as anti-depressants)
Get enough sleep (about 8 hours each night)
Go outside into the sunshine
Practice relaxation techniques
Avoid stressful situations
Do something you enjoy even if you do not feel like it

3: Change your routine
Do an activity you have never tried and keep it up
Factor in some time for fun and pleasure each day
Get out and about rather than sitting at home

4: Give yourself a challenge every day
Make a list of tasks you need or want to do in your daily life. These can be anything from going to the shops to cleaning the car
Do a task each day and after congratulate yourself
From this you can gain confidence in your achievements
Over time you are likely to feel more capable

5: Take care of your physical appearance
You are more likely to feel more like going out if you are clean and dressed
Dress in clothes that make you feel confident
Invest in your appearance to show yourself that you care about yourself

6: Look back on past successes
Remind yourself where you have succeeded before
Remember your strengths and skills
This will help to build self-confidence and success for the future

7: Challenge negative thinking
When you have negative thoughts write them down
As yourself what triggered those thoughts
Think about another way / s to view the situation that is more balanced and optimistic

8: Give somebody a genuine compliment
This takes the focus off yourself and helps you realize that everyone has problems
Filling a person with self-confidence from your compliment can help make you feel better

These steps are here to help you to rebuild your life. If you do these you are likely to discover that you can feel good after depression and have a positive future.

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Depression: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Options

Major depressive disorder, which is usually simply referred to as depression, is a condition that is characterized by chronic feelings of sadness and hopelessness. It is important to note that everyone experiences feelings of sadness from time to time, and that that usually not a cause for concern. However, it is not normal to feel that way all of the time. People who are chronically depressed are at an increased risk for developing physical health problems and committing suicide.

What are some of the symptoms of major depressive disorder?

Feeling sad and hopeless all of the time is the main symptom of this disorder. Fatigue, lack of energy, insomnia, impaired ability to concentrate, weight loss, agitation and worry are some of the other symptoms that may accompany major depressive disorder. Depressed people also have a tendency to isolate themselves from others.

What causes major depressive disorder?

Health experts have not been able to identify the exact cause of depression. However, they have found that genetics, chemical changes in the brain and stressful events may play a role in the development of this condition. Drug and alcohol abuse can also make a person more susceptible to developing major depressive disorder.

What are some treatment options for major depressive disorder?

It is very important for all depressed people to go to their doctor, so that they can get the appropriate treatment. A doctor will usually recommend a combination of therapy and medication. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy and group therapy are the three forms of therapy that are recommended for depressed patients.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps a patient fight off the negative thoughts that can contribute to major depressive disorder. The goal of psychotherapy is to help patients understand the issues that are causing their condition. Group therapy helps people communicate with others who are experiencing similar issues.

Antidepressants are the standard group of medications prescribed to treat major depressive disorder.

These medications work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain. Health experts believe that serotonin is one of the neurotransmitters that control happiness. Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro and Celexa are some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants.

Even though antidepressants are extremely effective, they do not come without side effects. Weight gain, appetite loss, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety and reduced sex drive are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Taking antidepressants during pregnancy can be very dangerous. Studies have shown that women who take these medications while they are pregnant are more likely to give birth to a baby with birth defects. Additionally, antidepressants may also increase suicidal behavior in some patients.

What are some things that can be done at home to treat major depressive disorder?

Exercise is one of the most effective home remedies for major depressive disorder. In fact, some studies suggest that exercise may be just as effective as antidepressants. When people exercise, their body releases endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals in the body that promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. People should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day.

There has also been evidence to suggest that omega 3 fatty acids can help treat major depressive disorder. Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat found in cold water fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil. Researchers believe that omega 3 fatty acids help improve overall brain health.

Yoga and meditation can also help a person feel better. Even though some patients can treat their condition at home, everyone should consult with their physician before they try any type of natural remedy. Furthermore, no one should stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with their doctor.

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