Do you suffer from depression? Don't feel alone. Millions of individuals around the world suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, but most won't come forward and seek help for their condition. They are afraid of the embarrassment or ridicule that they may face.
Depression can be an extremely disabling disorder for some people, especially with one of the more serious types of depression. Some of the most serious types of depression are what are known as bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, major depression, also known as clinical depression, postpartum depression, which affects some women after childbirth and is a very, very serious condition, seasonal affective disorder, which affects certain individuals in different times of the year. For example, some people in rainy climates, cloudy climates, etc. .
Alaska is famous for this particular type of depressive disorder because they live a large portion of the year in the dark. Perhaps you've seen one episode of television show “Northern exposure" with the individual walking around with a headlamp on for several hours a day. I thought that this was rather funny at the time until I learned that this is an actual treatment for depression and also until I found out later that I had the same disorder myself. All of the sudden it wasn't as funny as it used to be.
Depression is nothing to play around with. It can worsen rapidly without the proper medical attention. Most doctors will tell you that you must be depressed or have depressive symptoms for a least two weeks to be considered to be suffering from depression. If you have had feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, lack of enthusiasm about things that used to be enjoyable, loss of or increase of appetite or just don't feel “like yourself", you need to consider seeing a physician right away and get the proper medical treatment.
Joe Stevens is a disabled veteran that writes articles on different topics that interest him or affect him. You can get many more tips to help your depression and anxiety by visting http://www.articlesaboutdepression.org/ or by simply clicking on anxiety attacks and depression