Personal Words of
Depression is a serious issue that requires much attention. You
can try different methods discussed on each page of this website to
help you cope and cure your depression.
You may choose from among the self-help methods, or those
techniques that involve the use of anti-depressant pills, or
treatment with the help of others such as psychotherapists or
You must remember just
reading will not cure your depression; you must DO SOMETHING with
the ideas you have already read!
You must change
how you act and think.
Find two or three methods that seem practical to you and give
them an honest try. If your first attempts don't work, try
something else until you feel less depressed.
Don't be assured that one of the methods above will instantly
change or overcome the way in which you act, feel, or think
for a long time. You can't just make a plan of one active, fun
weekend and then, expect the depression to lift forever.
You can't just try stopping depressing thoughts for two or three
hours and then, expect these hurtful and distressing ideas to stop
forever. You can't just try for an hour to think of positive things
about yourself and then, wait for everything to be perfect about
yourself ever after. The knowledge and power to beat depression is
in your hands, but it requires effort on your part.
You must also take note that if you are suffering from serious
depression, you must immediately get professional help. Even if
your depression is not serious but a support group and/or your
self-help efforts are not helping, get individual therapy from two
experienced professionals, such as psychotherapists.
If several sessions of psychotherapy have not helped, get
medication from a trusted medical doctor and consider getting
second opinion from another trusted psychotherapist.
Anti-depressive medication can be an important source of help,
but a placebo pill can be just as effective for some. Oddly, many
studies have shown that 30%-40% of depressed people improved when
given a sugar pill for the depression, while about 50%-65% improved
on an anti-depressant.
You must not overlook the effectiveness of psychological
treatment. Many extensive studies and investigations conclude that
psychological treatment, such as improving social skills,
increasing enjoyable activities, and correcting negative thoughts,
can produce better long-term outcomes than drugs.
So, don't think that psychology is just a cheap, second-rate
source of help for depression; intent research states that
psychotherapy is the best treatment you can find but, like drugs,
psychotherapy doesn't work for everybody.
Depressed people are often deprived individuals, steadily
seeking some accomplishments to make them feel good. They may be
strongly dependent on others for back-up and support. The depressed
person especially needs others to feel positive about himself/
It is vitally important that parents give much support and
attention to their children. Otherwise, their kids will feel alone
and vulnerable, and this can trigger the onset of
Parents have the main responsibility to make sure that their
children grow up happy, secured, and loved. When this
happens, there is more assurance that depression has been prevented
right from the very start.