Friday, April 08, 2005

Down with the blues

Depression happens when chemical messages known as neurotransmitters aren’t delivered correctly between brain cells thus disrupting communication. Symptoms of depression includes:-
- constant feelings of sadness, irritability, or tension
- decreased interest or pleasure in usual activities or hobbies
- loss of energy, feeling tired despite lack of activity
- a change in appetite, with significant weight loss or weight gain
- a change in sleeping patterns, such as difficulty sleeping, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much
- restlessness or feeling slowed down
- decreased ability to make decisions or concentrate
- feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt
- thoughts of suicide or death

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I have at least 4-5 of the 9 symptoms above, so I think I must really be suffering from depression. If depression is caused by inaccurate neurotransmitter delivery, there must be a reason that triggered this state of being. The funny part is... what the hell triggered it??!!
It started off 2-3 days ago as a tinge of discomfort, a sick feeling in the stomach, a knot in the throat that you can't shrug off at the snap of your fingers. It then evolves to what the site described as 'a black curtain veiling up your life'. Although still not in terminal stage, this sensations never fail to spoil your day :o(. Hopefully things will brighten up during the weekend.

1 個吹水的人:

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Vernon said...

I've known several individuals suffering from bouts of depression. Currently I know 3-4 suffering from it. One was just released from the hospital.

It's all around us, and it is not a joke. It's real. The best thing is don't dwell on it. It's very easy to drown in it, where you sink deeper and deeper – if, you allow it to.

I had a major bout some time back. It feels very helpless and you feel sick to your stomach. You don't wanna wake up, and when you do, just too damn depressed to stay awake.

The best is really, to keep yourself occupied. Be around friends that matter to you. Chill. Go kick some balls. Shag. Whatever. It's not as helpless and hopeless as you think. In the end, sometimes when you finally realise it, the source of the problem isn't as big as you thought in the first place.



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