After the birth of a child, women, as well as men, can suffer from mental disorder or even psychosis. The best known postpartum mood crisis is the postpartum depression. The treatment is performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis by self-help and professional help by a psychologist or psychiatrist.
One of the major concerns about antidepressants is the fear of becoming addicted to the therapy and the fear of gaining weight as a result of taking these psychotropic drugs. Both weight gain and weight loss are among the reported side effects of many antidepressants. The following article deals with benefits and side effects of antidepressants and what an affected person could do in order to avoid unwanted side effects, such as weight gain.
It is natural to be sad and moody from time to time. But, when does a normal and temporary emotion turn into a mental illness which doesn’t seem to go away?
Did you know that foods you eat, eating habits meal planning can play a large role in combating depression? Certain foods can even contribute to the worsening of symptoms (almost all processed foods), while natural and well-planned diet can help you a lot on your journey of recovery. Here is a list of those foods which have proven helpful in depression treatment.
Certain foods can contribute to anxiety and depression and make the treatment more difficult. If you suffer from depression, beware of the following:
1. Soda drinks
Soda drinks contain way too much blood-spiking sugar with none of the nutritional value. All sugar-sweetened drinks have a direct link to depression.
Light therapy and sleep deprivation?
Many patients with depression suffer from persistent sleep disorders, coupled with feelings of burned-out and exhaustion. This does not mean that long sleep or vacations are helpful when trying to fight and treat depression. For example, a sleep deprivation therapy, as it is offered in many clinics nowadays, has proven to be very effective antidepressant measure.
People who suffer from depression think a lot about it and worry excessively - certainly about whether they can ever feel better again. This question can be answered with yes, because there are a variety of treatment options to bring those affected out of their emotional depth. Which treatment is suitable in the individual case depends on the severity of the disease and the previous course of the disease as well as the personal wishes of the person concerned.
Research has shown that when women and men look at gorgeous women's success, they immediately tend to credit their success to their looks, and not any talents or brains they possess. Actually, beauty has both positive and negative effects on us. Chances are she'll be taken more seriously by a male, but not by many. If she's being constantly scrutinized by other women – which are most often the case, then the highly attractive woman is at a big disadvantage, due to jealousy and competition.
text by Sabrina Benaim
Mom, my depression is a shapeshifter
One day it's as small as a firefly in the palm of a bear
The next it's the bear
On those days I play dead until the bear leaves me alone
I call the bad days "the Dark Days"