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Coping With Depression

Oct 4, 2007
Often a person who's suffering from depression will feel disconnected from society and reality. It can cause isolation and can also pull them away from friends, family, work and can lead to loneliness.

However there are a few things depression suffers can do to lighten things up and hopefully bring them out or prevent them from feeling isolated.

* Have a friend that you can talk to regularly during the week. Just someone to talk to when you need to

* Go out at least once a week with a friend so to be with someone and you don't have to talk about your problems, the company is what you need

* Often when going through depression you want to be alone and forget about the rest of the world. Try to restrict yourself to this. You can do this by having a friend you can talk to and go out with

* Keep your mind occupied and busy thinking of other things. You can do this by playing cross word puzzles, spatial puzzles and problem solving quizzes.

* Drawing and painting can relaxes you and keep you mind of depression

* Learn to play an instrument

* Read a book or listen to music often to keep you from isolation

Depression affects around 10% of people throughout the world and is often overcome or made serve depending on the situation. Most people who suffer from depression can get some form of treatment. However diagnosing what form of depression a person has is often a challenge. For example Bipolar Depression is often mixed up with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

Coping with depression is hard especially if you're dealing with it by yourself. If you suffer from depression or you know someone suffering from it, try to follow some of the above pointers and keep your self occupied or keep someone company. Some times depression is a phase and can often pass over without much mental scars.

If you suffer from depression but feel uncomfortable speaking with a therapist the alternative solution is to do some research over the internet to find some soft of advice. You can always find articles and ebooks that talk about coping with depression and they usually work. So as a piece of advice the internet can do wonders if you know how to use it.

In conclusion to beat depression and feeling isolated you'll have to work hard at it. It's not simple but challenging. It will help if you have a friend that understand your situation and is willing to talk to you and put up with your mood swings. It often helps if you keep you mind and life occupied with other activities like the ones listed above.
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