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About two years ago, I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. At that time, I did not know anything about this disorder. So, I want to share some information about it and express how having Major Depressive Disorder affects my daily life.
Major Depressive Disorder also known as unipolar Major Depression is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness outside stimuli. The causes of this disorder come from genetics. I have family members who has this disorder. We as individuals went through something traumatic in our life and this disorder affects us in different ways. Talking with them about it makes me feel less alone. One fact I found interesting was the reason for women experiencing Major Depression more than men is due fluctuating hormones and genetic predisposition particularity around the times of puberty, childbirth, and menopause.
There are different types of depression disorders. Just to name a few…
Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD
The signs and symptoms of this disorder are negative thinking with inability to see positive solutions.
Inability to focus
Lashing out at a loved one
Withdrawing from loved ones and regular activities
Increase in sleeping
Exhaustion and lethargy
Morbid, suicidal thoughts
Weight loss or gain
The treatment methods for this disorder are psychotherapy, antidepressant medications and other somatic therapies.
Having Major Depressive Disorder is challenging. Its hard for me to function at work and school. Most days I want to be left alone. I do not want to leave the house to hang out with friends and family. Its hard for me to sleep during the night because my brain will not shut off and I spend most of my time sleeping during the day. My mood is always up and down. I feel like my disorder takes control over my life. It is frustrating and overwhelming, but I always find myself pushing through this obstacle and I come out stronger.
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Goal # 3 is that i am actively working on getting Healthier by losing some weight as well as starting to watch what i eat. Now most of you may be saying well Matt what does that have to with Mental Health and the answer for me is Everything ill tell you why, All my life i have struggled with weight and that has lead to me being picked on, bullied, and even attempting to commit suicide at age 9. Also i feel so much better mentally and am able to handle my depression & anxiety better when my body does not hurt an i feel good physically. So for me Mental Health as well as Physical go hand in hand in life these days. For me i believe this will always be an ongoing goal but i believe that one day i will get to where i want to be weight wise, i mean i have already lost 89 Pounds so i might as well keep going right?? i Struggle with my body image so for me its also that i want to just be comfortable in my own skin like i even hate having pictures taken of myself but i am working on it.
So those are the top 3 goals that i am currently working on for my mental health now some of them will change, or some things i will be added to each goal as i go along i usually evaluate each goal every 3 months to see how i have been doing to see if any modifications need to be made. i have more goals but i didn't want to ramble on so i just shared 3 of them. i hope that you all enjoyed this post as well as getting to know a bit more about me. What are some of your goals? Drop me a comment below i would love to hear all of your goals. Until the next post stay safe and push forward.
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