Depression : Effective help for depression
Summary: Depression FAQ Main symptoms and frequently asked questions about depression
– What is a depressive episode ? – How to recognize symptoms of a depressive episode in depression ? – Am I depressed ?
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What are typical symptoms of a depressive episode = major depression? ?
Main symptoms of depression
– Low mood, depressed mood. The word "depression" comes from the Latin "deprimere" = to press down, to depress. – Hopelessness, loss of interest, lack of any joy, enjoyment, satisfaction. – Lack of drive, fatigue, weakness, loss of energy, exhaustion, and decision-making problems.
If two of these three main symptoms of depression persist for a longer period of time, there is a reasonable suspicion of depression and the affected person should see a doctor.
If you experience any of the following symptoms and problems, you should seek further clarification as to whether you have a depressive disorder in the psychiatric sense.
– Persistent depressed/dull mood – low self-esteem – tearfulness – guilt – desire to be alone/isolate – low motivation – lack of interests – loss of pleasure – hopelessness – thoughts of helplessness – thoughts of suicide – thoughts of hurting others (z.B. a baby) – reduced sexual interest – morning lows – anxiety – brooding thoughts, obsessive thoughts and actions – difficulties with decisions – brooding thoughts about your own children
Physical symptoms of depression
– slowed movements – sleep disturbances – slowed speech – appetite changes (usually decreased, but sometimes increased) – weight changes (usually weight loss, rarely gain) – pain – lack of energy – digestive problems / constipation in depression – menstrual changes – diffuse physical complaints
All of this can lead to lasting problems in everyday life and behavior. However, this often happens rather insidiously, d.h. Affected. Your environment unaware.
Social behavior and withdrawal in depression
– Decreased work performance – Decreased social activities – Loss of interest in hobbies – Decreased interest in friends – Problems at home
Loss of vitality and zest for life with depression
Typical of a classic depressive episode is therefore that there are very marked changes in life. However, there are many patients who feel "depressed" Feel, state mood and drive fluctuations resp. feeling increasingly exhausted and fatigued. This group of patients sometimes does not formally meet the criteria for depression as defined by the classification systems.
FAQ Depression : Questions and answers about depression
We have tried to collect and answer frequently asked questions about depression for you on the web4health pages. If there is no answer to YOUR individual question, we offer in cooperation with the counseling portal Justanswer an online counseling until you or your depressed relatives receive on-site help in coping with depression. This can also times as a second opinion or. Review of the current treatment of depression can be used.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy and disorders of mentalization and self-regulation in depression
For many people with mental health problems, the Japanese proverb probably initially feels like an accusation or. a mockery. Have you ever and ever had to muster the inner strength to practice getting up again after a setback, a slight, or a renewed experience of helplessness.
Many "healthy" people it is already difficult to activate oneself for boring or monotonous tasks and to find the energy to get up and go to work on a Monday morning. This is incomparably more severe in the context of a moderately severe or. severe depressive episode. In this case, all thoughts and activities are incomparably more difficult, they also seem pointless, and the future seems gray and emotionally cold.
Negative self-efficacy and the role of negative automatic thoughts
Many people with depression then succeed in torturing themselves once again more to an activity. But this is often commented by inner self-talk like subtitles of a foreign language movie.
And these automatic and commenting thoughts or voices are now not at all motivating, but often self-punishing or. deprecating. In other words, instead of activation and praise, the brain is "talked into" even more self-criticism and feelings of guilt.
New understanding of depression
In the animation we briefly explain a new understanding of depressive feelings, which goes beyond the previous view of psychiatrists and psychologists on depressive disorders. Or: Why one often feels depressed, but outwardly sovereign and "healthy" Works. And why then the fear of the loss of control. Reoccurrence of helplessness can be worse than depression.
Light treatment for depression
The influence of sufficient sunlight on the day-night rhythm or the sleep cycle is becoming increasingly clear. the dream sleep (REM sleep). Disorders of REM sleep are in turn linked to the onset of depression
For these forms of depression, a light shower can be very effective, especially in the morning. Read more about the possibilities. Limits of light therapy in depression.
This non-drug treatment for depression has proven to be very effective, especially for seasonal depressive disorders. Recently, however, psychiatrists have also started to treat classic depressions with. Especially exhaustion syndromes with depressive features like to use this non-drug form of treatment.
New self-confidence and depression :
Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence are very common in patients with depressive disorders. What can you do to develop more self-confidence ? Read more about depression and self-esteem
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Depressions overcome – councellor for patients and members
Both for relatives of patients. as well as depressive ill people plays the search for recommendable councellors and/or. at all basic information to overcome mental disorders certainly play a major role. With a depression not only the thoughts are negative and/or. in the sense of low self-efficacy and lack of hope for change, the whole feeling and experience and thus also the behavior in everyday life and towards the partner and other family members is affected. In order to be able to overcome depression, a therapy is therefore generally helpful, which on the one hand deals concretely with the distortions of thinking or with the depressive symptoms. negative thoughts (cognitive behavioral therapy), but also addresses self-awareness, for example, through methods of mindfulness-based therapy, positive psychotherapy, and other modern therapy.
Behavioral therapy for depression
Cognitive VT is considered a psychotherapeutic method of 1. Choice for typical depressive disorders such as major depression and especially for recurrent depressive disorders. Already within short periods of 20 therapy hours, many depressive patients report a significant improvement. In addition, VT for depression reduces the risk of relapse for renewed depressive episodes.
Crucial in behavioral therapy of depressive disorders is to first identify the influence of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors through self-observation over a few days. Often, yes, thinking is blocked by negative thoughts and ruminations. In the therapy of depression these automatic negative thoughts play a very big role. The behavioral therapist helps to recognize and change these blockages, but then also to integrate more activities into the day again.
What to expect in a behavioral therapy ? More about behavioral therapy
Initial consultation with a psychiatrist for depression
Those who suffer from mental disorders often think completely irrational thoughts or. Fears. This can also lead to not seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist at all because you don't take yourself seriously. We have compiled a list of questions that the psychiatrist might ask you during an initial consultation with a psychiatrist in the context of the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
Book recommendation on the subject of depression by Hape Kerkeling
An interview of Hape Kerkeling at Maischberger has impressed me. Kerkeling describes that his mother fell into a depression after a failed operation with loss of sense of smell and taste and finally took her own life. For a long time he could not deal with this openly himself. Inspired by an interview of a colleague on television, this has now changed. The book gives courage to deal with one's own experiences in a home with depression or other mental disorders. to seek help and to learn to deal with it openly. In our psychology portal we would like to go beyond the conventional views on the explanation of depressive disorders. Treatment of depressive disorders beyond offer a new understanding of depression.
As a medical psychotherapist in a psychosomatic clinic, I see patients every day who come to us with symptoms of depression such as exhaustion, unrefreshing sleep and depressive symptoms. . However, it is often the case that although the criteria for a depressive episode in the sense of a major depression, a recurrent depressive disorder or dysthymia or, as the case may be, a depressive episode in the sense of a major depressive disorder or dysthymia are formally fulfilled, they are not treated successfully. may also be biphasic depressive disorders. But so quite appropriately resp. "normal" These "atypical" depressions depressive course forms then not.
We have compiled a patient training course based on cognitive behavioral therapy for depressive disorders for you.
Let's start with the typical symptoms of a depressive disorder
Social significance of depression
About 10-12 percent of patients who consult a family doctor suffer from a depressive disorder, but in about 25 percent the diagnosis of depression is overlooked. Often depressive symptoms and anxiety occur together, so that the diagnostic classification can be difficult. The social costs are considerable: In Germany, the direct costs amounted to four billion euros in 2002. 157,000 working years were lost in the same year. Only about half of the 2.5 to 3 million depressive patients in Germany are diagnosed and treated in primary care practices. But even with depressive patients who are recognized as needing treatment, it can be difficult to treat them successfully. Not infrequently, even today, inappropriate therapeutic procedures are applied or treatments are terminated too early. This is why the risk of relapse is high. Estimates ame that with adequate therapy a considerable part of the burden of disease could be avoided, with at the same time lower treatment costs than at present. All the more reason, therefore, to obtain comprehensive information about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for depression. More about depressive disorders
Depression is neither a personal weakness, nor a lack of willpower, nor an illness caused by one's own fault – even if some of those affected even ame this themselves due to distortions of thinking in the context of the illness.
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