Among all non-drug antidepressants, 5-HTP is clearly distinguished. If we take the most profitable of all manufacturers, then this is our Evalar. It is a non-drug antidepressant that helps to deal with things like anxiety, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, lethargy, etc. At the same time, it does not cause addiction, any side effects too
There are three main types of treatment: (1) medications, (2) psychological treatment, and (3) social treatment. These methods have proven to work best in most cases together.
Typically, depression is treated with medications such as antidepressants (such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or tricyclic drugs) and psychotherapy ( such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or psychodynamic therapy). Antidepressants are often the mainstay of treatment, given their effectiveness, tolerability, cost, and availability. In some cases, additional methods of treatment can be used: physical activity, light therapy, relaxation, occupational therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, wakefulness therapy.
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Urgently consult a psychiatrist and start drinking the pills assigned to her / him. Unfortunately, there is no other way to cope with depression of such severity.
The first is Lost the goal or it simply does not exist.
The second is that there is someone who knocked down your goal or aspiration.
While someone is near by their presence or just in your head is present, then you cannot recreate a former or a new desire for something.
I had a similar experience. How I managed to just walk in the park with many people every week, cinema in a shopping center where there are a lot of people. From the Internet all the time they offer something in business or in personal development. And for a year I disconnected from the one who knocked down my aspirations, while this person was not around, just as I hardly drink, which is important for me at least. As a result, I picked up some goal or aspiration or occupation from the Internet. And at some point, all the negativity and what I don't need turned off in my head, and the perception of the environment sparkled with bright colors.
The basis of depression is cognitive dissonance - this is when the result obtained does not correspond to the expected.
So pills will not help you. In general, our medicine only deals with symptoms, not the causes of diseases.
If the doctor made a diagnosis, then he should cure you, no? Medication only relieves symptoms, so psychotherapy and frequent doctor visits are required. In general, why don't you ask a doctor about this, and not left-wing people on the Internet? Only a specialist, not an ordinary person, can help to cope with this.
it is almost impossible to cope by yourself. well, or very difficult. if you want. there are professionals for such situations. but even with their help you will need to try hard.
Most likely what you call depression is asthenia. The state is prior to it. I am not a psychologist, I could be wrong, but I will support the previous respondent: you need to look at the situation from a different angle. A broken car is a pity, and let's take the most extreme option, when it cannot be restored. If you do not have any injuries, then you should thank the higher powers for the fact that you can continue to live, work, etc. The main thing is that you are alive, and you can always earn money for a car. In addition, now is not the era of the USSR, when (As Reagan told in the famous anecdote) you had to pay a deposit for a car, and buy it in 10 years😀. But if you understand that you cannot cope with your emotions, of course, it is better to see a doctor.
I advise you to reconsider your views on material values. If you are depressed about a piece of iron, then you need to seek help from a specialist. Urgently.
How to deal with depression?
The following should be clear right away:
A year and a half ago I had a very unpleasant situation on the personal front (there is no point in describing it), after which I gradually became like myself not myself (from that moment I started to get depressed - in my opinion and the opinion of doctors ), was often sad, there was less energy for seemingly ordinary things, lost the motivation to go towards a dream and, it would seem, when the whole situation cleared up and I no longer grieved so much, I still did not get better. Soon this state became my usual one, but in October last year a similar unpleasant situation happened to me, only that time everything was much worse, and when it happened - (in my opinion and the opinion of doctors) my condition reached the point of no return. From that day I remember how I caught a flashback on the first such situation and I remember how my friends carried me home from the other side of the city, again, how I got there and everything in this spirit, putting my hand on my heart, I don’t remember and I don’t want to remember ... In general, I do not remember myself and what was happening in the period from the end of October 2017 to, most likely, March 2018. I understood that my affairs were bad when my mother took me to a quiet house to a psychiatrist, I had no suicide attempts, I was physically I was not able to do this, I did not have enough strength, and morally I could not come up with my plan, even elementarily find a blade and an artery on my neck. From the stories of my mother, I literally lay on the couch for days on end, I did not eat and practically did not drink (and I threw off almost 20 kg), emitted strange groans and grunts, looking at the ceiling, again, I don’t remember that. Every day I felt several times worse and that is why I call that moment no return, my condition could not stop at a certain point and could not turn into good even for a little bit., If not for my mother and the wrong doctor, then, most likely, I would be treated in a dispensary, take my word for it, you should not go there, never, never at all.
I coped with my illness with a few cool things:
To these very things I added peace, it is obligatory to restore my psyche.
I added a psychologist, a good one, even an empty star can help, I am serious.
Added a psychotherapist, for 12 thousand course, here he can expand your consciousness, if an intelligent doctor, of course, but not everyone works and not everyone can cope.
I added friends to this (if not, then relatives, if not - YouTube)
I added activity to this, I tore myself off the sofa and made me walk around the house a little, then along the street , then further and so on.
I added work and study to this, these two jokes were not given to me at all during the period of depression, but I had to make my brain work.
I am not I know who you are and what gender you are, but be sure that you should consult a psychiatrist if you have any suspicions ... I beg you, when you go to the doctor, not to think too much for yourself, I am sure that you do not need haloperidol in the clinic ... must try very hard to get out of depression, it's worth it. Consider that there will be side effects after such therapy. Sexual activity during the period of taking medications drops to zero (I'm talking about my pills, I can't vouch for others) and also - the complete absence of "peak" emotions, so to speak, strong emotions such as hatred or love, admiration (psychologists will answer what these emotions are such and what they are, it is useful) After therapy, I can not be sad seriously, but sometimes it is sad, but so that it is strong or even so tangible, no, this is no longer there, even if I want to. Even with the loss of a loved one, to my surprise, I could not stop a single tear.
I can only wish you good luck, I do not want to be hypocritical, I consider this disease one of the most powerful in the world, because it kills a person in a person, leaving one of his physical shell and it is very difficult to overcome it, very .
There are many different ways:
- to reconcile
- to present the object of your worries in the form of a person or an object and break his face or leg (chairs have them, yes, yes .. )
-to understand that if something happened and it doesn't fix it, it's too late to grieve, you need to forget and move on
-to find something to do and stress with depression will go away, but after a while time.
-to find out the problem. We are afraid of what we do not know, we are afraid of the unknown.
-To make it clear to your discomfort that you are even more vile and vile type than him (I did this when I was afraid in my childhood of the maniac from the movie "scream". I told myself that I am much more scary, he is me afraid, not me of him.)
I hope that helped you at least a bit. Don't worry, anything can happen, but you don't need to ruin your life because of this "everyone".
Your question is not easy and at the same time very relevant for many. I assume that stress in our life is like bad weather. It is always there, the question is whether the resources of our psyche, a kind of psychological immunity, are enough to overcome it. Not everyone gets cold in the rain, and not all stress destroys us. But if the load is too great, then the psyche does not cope and depression comes. What to do if this happens to you?
1) The most important thing is to determine whether you need medical attention . After all, depression is not just laziness, promiscuity and lack of discipline. These are changes in the chemical processes of the body. Signs that should alert you:
If you find several symptoms in yourself, then this is a reason to consult a psychotherapist (do not confuse with a psychologist who has no right to prescribe medications) or a psychiatrist. Nobody will put you on record or consider you crazy, don't worry about it.
2) The second thing that is very important is to support yourself during your illness . Yes, I encourage you to treat yourself as sick. Give up unnecessary stress, try to reallocate your time and effort to the most important thing. Do not demand high achievements from yourself during this period. You probably wouldn't expect to run a marathon with a broken leg. Notice what makes you feel better even to a small degree, and try to take the time to do so. This is not a whim - this is medicine.
3) Get help . Moreover, both for real help: buy food, sit with children, share the load at work, and for emotional help and support. Tell your friends and family that you are going through a difficult time and that their support and participation is especially important to you right now. Don't be alone. Depression will suck you in and paint the world in gray and black tones, and other people can help you not to give up on it. The main thing is that friends and relatives do not shame you, do not demand to smile, do not urge you to get together and show willpower. Remember, you are sick, let them understand it too.
Sometimes support is not available. Either the loved ones are not around, or they are not ready to be supportive enough, or their ways of helping only make it worse. In this case, you can always ask forprofessional help. A psychologist can provide emotional support and help you understand the causes of your condition and how to deal with it.
If you want to know more about overcoming stress and depression, you can read some of my articles:
https://www.veronika-turkina.ru/single-post/2016/10/24/Ya--mymy-depression-- psychologist's diary https://www.veronika-turkina.ru/ single-post / 2017/11/14 / All-the-truth-about-antidepressants https://www.veronika-turkina.ru/single-post/2017/02/19/Stress-reset-psychotherapy- slowdowns
Psychologist. Veronika Turkina https://www.veronika-turkina.ru
You need to understand not everyday depression from you, if you can work, study and sometimes get distracted, then most likely you have "household", perhaps because of a life crisis, or something else, you need to go to a psychologist or psychotherapist to he helped to determine when a question arises like: "how to live further, unlearned and now what?", "I achieved the goal and what next?", "what do I want from life?" - there is a depressed mood and this is normal in such moments of life.
Somewhere I already wrote about this in The Question. There I wrote that either hobby or stress can help. Jump with a parachute. And then we will see ...
Relax and have fun. Depression is the same chemistry. It will pass, but the experience and memory of it will remain. Take a walk, contemplate, absorb. Read good books, watch deep films, listen to good compositions.
One can immediately see those who have not had experience in dealing with depression. If we mean clinical, namely, one in which you do not experience suffering, but something much more significant, affecting the physical condition (an indicator can be the so-called "lump in the throat" or "heaviness on the heart", it is also called - pulling pain in the chest area, radiating in the back and in the abdomen) and loss of interest, taste of life, melancholy, constant desire to cry, helplessness, fear of all this condition - just go to a psychotherapist (not to a psychologist, no!) or immediately to a psychiatrist. If you have something serious, they will definitely help you, if not, they will send you to a psychologist.
But this is if everything is so. And not just "watched the Walkers / screamed at the nurse, lost the meaning of life".
Engaging in creativity: writing poetry / prose, learning to play any musical instrument (just for yourself), handicrafts, fine arts, blogging with any idea is also fine. The main thing is that in this business there should be a creative beginning, the feeling that you bring something with your activity, if not to the outside world, then at least to your soul.
Find like-minded people - people with a similar life positions that share your values. When I was a teenager, I was greatly saved by correspondence (paper letters) with guys and girls from other cities with whom I had similar musical and literary interests, with which I could argue, speculate about being and share that there is no worldview understanding)) Our letters were like whole compositions - sometimes it came to dozens of notebook sheets, covered with small handwriting! In the age of the Internet, it seems inappropriate to conduct such correspondence, but perhaps it is your soul that lacks such a leisurely and frank (after all, the paper does not blush, as we remember) communication.
Try to share your experiences with loved ones, do not be afraid to ask for support and help. Be honest. Do not close.
Sleep and nutrition are very important. This is trite, and everyone talks about it, but it is very important, because our mental state often depends on physiology. Go to bed no later than 23.00, sleep 8 hours. Go to bed and wake up around the same time. After a couple of months of good sleep you will feel that the tone has increased.
I have already spoken about creation, I will add. Often helps to come to oneself feeling of own usefulness, need. Find someone you can help. Do a good deed. Big or small doesn't matter. Good is not a quantitative quantity!)
At a university conference a few days ago, one of the speakers spoke on this topic. He said that he himself was depressed for some time. At the end of the report, the guy listed the main ways to get rid of. Everyone agreed that the most productive is to do useful work (a hobby, for example). In this case, the brain switches to activity - and depression gradually recedes.
At the age of 16 (and at any time), interest in depression disappears not from the fact that everything has been studied. This is due to other reasons. To understand this, you need the help of a psychologist.
At the age of 16, "everything can not be studied", as well as, for example, at 61. Turn on the series - you liked it, then look, no - find a new one. Is the TV series too long? Download a movie from any top250. If you don't want to watch at all, then you can read something close to your tastes. No, really, how can you try everything? Play games that can be so addictive that you won't find time for depression. You can start learning languages of communication, programming, and even Morse code. I understand that at the age of 16 you can get lost in all this and come to the conclusion that "nothing is interesting", but if you think about it and do something, then at least emotions will appear, and then, maybe, the result ... Just do it.