Depression


Depression is a persistent state of sadness and sorrow that can be emotionally draining and affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and a sense of well-being. People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, angry, ashamed, or restless. A depressed person may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable. A depressed person may also experience loss of appetite or overeat. They may have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions. A depressed person may experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Depressed people may also experience insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems, or reduced energy. Low Serotonin.

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Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is depression. Crying is often an indication of sadness.

Situational Depression is known medically as adjustment disorder with depressed mood. It often resolves in time, and talking about the problem can ease the recovery process.

Clinical Depression is known medically as major depressive disorder, which can develop if the individual does not recover. This is a more severe mental health condition.

Despair - Helplessness - Melancholy - Anhedonia

Depression is real and can also be life threatening. And like happiness or sadness, depression has many contributing factors. Human Chemistry is very sensitive and complex. And helping someone can also be complex.

Psychological Pain is an unpleasant feeling, suffering of a psychological, non-physical origin.

Grieving - Trauma - Injury - Internal Feelings - Stress - Loneliness - Two Sides to a Coin

Suffering is an experience of unpleasantness and aversion associated with the perception of harm or threat of harm in an individual. Suffering is often categorized as physical or mental. It may come in all degrees of intensity, from mild to intolerable. Factors of duration and frequency of occurrence usually compound that of intensity. Attitudes toward suffering may vary widely, in the sufferer or other people, according to how much it is regarded as avoidable or unavoidable, useful or useless, deserved or undeserved.

Everyone Experiences Suffering, and everyone experiences suffering in different ways and at different times. There are many things in life that can cause suffering. There are many ways to perceive suffering. Suffering from a physical injury is not the same as mentally suffering from a traumatic event or suffering from a perceived threat. A physical injury heals over time, especially when physical therapy is used in the recovery process. But a mental injury is different, it will not naturally heal itself unless you are involved with its recovery. The human mind is always in a constant mode of development. So the mind needs to be feed. The mind requires new knowledge and new information in order to be more effective and more efficient. The mind also requires new knowledge and new information for management purposes, especially when managing things that can cause suffering. The human mind is born with all the tools that it needs, but you need knowledge and information in order to make full use of these tools.

We have learned that our thoughts can influence our mood, and our mood or body can influence our thoughts. Knowing your baseline can help you to be more aware of any changes. Depression is more than a chemical imbalance, it's more about an information imbalance. You don't have enough information in order to accurately react to changes and accurately identify the signals that you're receiving. And learning is the only pill that will help you interpret this information and correct this imbalance of information.

Biology of Depression shows numerous brain areas can have altered activity in patients suffering from depression, and this has encouraged advocates of various theories that seek to identify a biochemical origin of the disease, as opposed to theories that emphasize psychological or situational causes. Several theories concerning the biologically based cause of depression have been suggested over the years, including theories revolving around monoamine neurotransmitters, neuroplasticity, inflammation and the circadian rhythm.

Frown Smile Frown is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, and the forehead is wrinkled, usually indicating displeasure, sadness or worry, or less often confusion or concentration. The appearance of a frown varies by culture. Although most technical definitions define it as a wrinkling of the brow, in North America it is primarily thought of as an expression of the mouth. In those cases when used iconically, as with an emoticon, it is entirely presented by the curve of the lips forming a down-open curve. The mouth expression is also commonly referred to in the colloquial English phrase "turn that frown upside down" which indicates changing from sad to happy.

Acedia is a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Its spiritual overtones make it related to but arguably distinct from depression. Acedia was originally noted as a problem among monks and other ascetics who maintained a solitary life.

Monoamines are neurotransmitters that include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Many antidepressant drugs increase synaptic levels of the monoamine neurotransmitter, serotonin, but they may also enhance the levels of two other neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and dopamine. The observation of this efficacy led to the monoamine hypothesis of depression, which postulates that the deficit of certain neurotransmitters is responsible for the corresponding features of depression: "Norepinephrine may be related to alertness and energy as well as anxiety, attention, and interest in life; [lack of] serotonin to anxiety, obsessions, and compulsions; and dopamine to attention, motivation, pleasure, and reward, as well as interest in life." The proponents of this hypothesis recommend choosing the antidepressant with the mechanism of action impacting the most prominent symptoms. Anxious or irritable patients should be treated with SSRIs or norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and the ones with the loss of energy and enjoyment of life—with norepinephrine and dopamine enhancing drugs. Others have also proposed the relationship between monoamines and phenotypes such as serotonin in sleep and suicide, norepinephrine in dysphoria, fatigue, apathy, cognitive dysfunction, and dopamine in loss of motivation and psychomotor symptoms.

"You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there."

Major Depressive Disorder also known simply as depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two weeks of low mood that is present across most situations. It is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, low energy, and pain without a clear cause. People may also occasionally have false beliefs or see or hear things that others cannot. Some people have periods of depression separated by years in which they are normal while others nearly always have symptoms present. Major depressive disorder can negatively affect a person's personal, work, or school life, as well as sleeping, eating habits, and general health. Between 2–7% of adults with major depression die by suicide, and up to 60% of people who die by suicide had depression or another mood disorder. Bipolar.


One Thought Leads to Another


I was thinking about an experience that I had years ago, which lead me to remember another similar experience that I had, which lead me to remember another experience that was related to the other experience that I had, and that experience was really sad, which made me feel really sad. How did I get here? Oh ya, one thought leads to another. Before it all started, I was just happy and fine. Memories, the good, the bad and the ugly. I will always back track my thoughts now, and stick with the good memories, and not let my thoughts carry me to far away to the land of bad times. Besides, thoughts that lead to other thoughts is a good thing to have, especially when you're coming up with new ideas or solving problems. We learn by association, so our thoughts and ideas are connected. So one thought leading to another thought is normal. The brains memory works by association. So naturally, if you were thinking about something, then anything related to that thought can be remembered, like hearing a song that reminds you of an experience that you had years ago. But you need to be aware of racing thoughts, when the mind uncontrollably brings up random thoughts and memories that zoom through the mind as they jump from one to the next. If experiencing these thoughts at night when going to sleep, and suddenly awaken, you may be startled and confused by the very random and sudden nature of thoughts. It's not that you are losing control of your thoughts, it's just that you were not aware of the fact that you were not paying attention to what you were thinking about. And when you do pay attention to what you are thinking, and focus on thoughts and ideas that are relevant and valuable, then you will become more aware and more in control of your thinking. You have to remember that the brain never stops working, but you can control the speed and the subjects when you are awake and aware. But when you're sleeping or not aware, that's when you brain does things randomly, like the dreams you have when sleeping.

Rumination - Inner Monologue - Memory Cues - Triggers

Dual Process Theory provides an account of how thought can arise in two different ways, or as a result of two different processes. Often, the two processes consist of an implicit (automatic), unconscious process and an explicit (controlled), conscious process. Verbalized explicit processes or attitudes and actions may change with persuasion or education; though implicit process or attitudes usually take a long amount of time to change with the forming of new habits. Mental State.

Retrace your thoughts and go back over your thoughts again and reassemble them mentally. If you want to stop going down the same path, you have to understand the exact words that are causing you to turn unconsciously down a path that leads to depressing thoughts. The more times that you can catch yourself thinking these particular thoughts, the more control you will have in changing the direction of your thinking, which will help you avoid going down the same path that leads you to nowhere, except sadness. Mindful - Cognitive Reframing.

One thought leads to another. So once and a while you have to stop and ask, where did these thoughts start and where are these thoughts headed? What is driving your thinking? Who's at the wheel? Awareness is a tool that you need to use and control, and you need to keep it sharp and strong, so you need to feed on knowledge and exercise that ability by focusing, and by resting the mind and let it wander.

Why do some thoughts take a turn for the worse? All of a sudden, when I'm thinking about something, I start thinking about some horrible scenario or imagine some traumatic event happening. It makes no sense, so I laugh it off and stop letting my thoughts run away to these crazy places that have no benefit. Yo brain, stop that, it's not funny. Sometimes our imaginations can get the best of us. Sometimes we are not aware that we are fantasizing. We need to be more mindful of our thoughts and not be so mindless or robotic.

Train of Thought refers to the interconnection in the sequence of ideas expressed during a connected discourse or thought, as well as the sequence itself, especially in discussion how this sequence leads from one idea to another. When a reader or listener loses the train of thought, they can lose the relation between consecutive sentences or phrases, or the relation between non-verbal concepts in an argument or presentation, so comprehension is lost of the expressed or unexpressed thought. Where was I?

Mind Wandering - Changing Perspective

Stream of Consciousness is the flow of thoughts in the conscious mind. Research studies have shown that we only experience one mental event at a time as a fast-moving mind stream.

The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another (youtube)

You Are What You Think - Language Shapes your Thoughts

Don't be a Debbie Downer, be a Pollyanna instead.

Reverse Placebo Effect - Boredom - Over Thinking - Ruminate

Intrusive Thought is an unwelcome involuntary thought, image, or unpleasant idea that may become an obsession, is upsetting or distressing, and can feel difficult to manage.

Get Unplugged (technology addiction) - Non-Physical Pain.

One great way to become aware of your thoughts is to focus on your breathing. Focus on breathing in and then breathing out. Then after a few moments focus on your goals, or your mantra, or things that you know are healthy or important. Then you can start your day again. If you are trying to sleep, just focus on your breathing and try not to think of anything and clear your mind, just relax and go back to sleep.

Where do our Minds Wander? Increased alpha brain waves were detected in the prefrontal cortex of more than two dozen study participants when their thoughts jumped from one topic to another, providing an electrophysiological signature for unconstrained, spontaneous thought. Alpha waves are slow brain rhythms whose frequency ranges from 9 to 14 cycles per second. Meanwhile, weaker brain signals known as P3 were observed in the parietal cortex, further offering a neural marker for when people are not paying attention to the task at hand.


Depression is Not Unusual


Everyone gets depressed every now and then. But for some people, depression is a serious debilitating illness. Finding the correct treatment is very difficult. But the more treatment options that you can learn about the better your chances will be in getting the right kind of help. There are many internal factors and many external factors that need to be defined. So be very careful with assessments. Learn as much as you can about the phycology of the self and be very careful with medications, because certain drugs can make things worse. We also know that the brain changes, and certain areas like the hippocampus, may shrink, which can cause a person to be emotionally sensitive and unable to control emotions. You can easily attach an emotion to a certain thought or memory. This could trigger a depression that will last long after the thought or memory is over. So if you recognize what thought or memory triggered that depressive feeling then you could train yourself not to react in a depressive or negative way to that memory or thought in the future. This way that thought or memory will not trigger a depression because you are now aware of the negative influence of this memory, thought, or situation, and now you understand it and now you can move past it without it causing you to feel depressed anymore. This also applies to future actions or future situations that you must contend with. If you feel anxiety or worry about future situations then you must separate these emotions from the actual information so that you can clearly understand this moment in the future.

Late Life Depression refers to a major depressive episode occurring for the first time in an older person (usually over 50 or 60 years of age). Concurrent medical problems and lower functional expectations of elderly patients often obscure the degree of impairment. Typically, elderly patients with depression do not report depressed mood, but instead present with less specific symptoms such as insomnia, anorexia, and fatigue. Elderly persons sometimes dismiss less severe depression as an acceptable response to life stress or a normal part of aging, which it is not.

Epidemiologic Depression Scale - Weather Effects

Apps for Depression - ACT Coach App, learn how to control negative thoughts and feelings by trough awareness exercises (Free iOS) - Depression CBT Self-Help Guide (Free App). - Happify - Mind Shift (app).

Meditation Apps - Creative Healing Online

Super better tool helps illness or Injury Recovery

Support Groups (counseling) - Self Directed Learning (training and learning something new)

Assessment Errors - Adolescent Depression Knowledge Questionnaire (ADKQ) - Achieving Depression Literacy.

Psychosomatic Medicine is a term that often encompasses illnesses with no physical basis at all, and even illnesses that are faked or malingering. The term is normally restricted to those illnesses that do have a clear physical basis, but where it is believed that psychological and mental factors also play a role. Mental processes can act as a major factor affecting medical outcomes are areas where psychosomatic medicine has competence. This is an interdisciplinary medical field exploring the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals. Some physical diseases are believed to have a mental component derived from stresses and strains of everyday living. Placebos.


Neurochemicals - Brain Chemistry


Neurochemical is a small organic molecule or peptide that participates in neural activity. The science of neurochemistry studies the functions of Neurochemicals.

Two neurochemicals that have an important role in mental health, particularly anxiety and depression, are glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid or ‘GABA’ for short. Elevated levels of glutamate have been found in the brains of people with depression, specifically in the basal ganglia, an area that has a key role in motor control, motivation and decision-making. High levels of glutamate in this part of the brain have been associated with anhedonia (an inability to experience pleasure), and slow motor function. When glutamate is too high, it can become toxic to neurons and glia (the cells that make sure the brain stays healthy). There is extensive research evidence that supports the relationship between systemic inflammation and depression. People with depression have all the primary markers of systemic inflammation (caused by stress, diet, toxins, allergies, illness). Researchers now think that one of the ways that inflammation may do this is by increasing glutamate levels in critical areas of the brain.

Neurochemistry - Hormones - Body Affects your Thoughts

Know your Baseline - Microbes - Food - PH

Weather Effects - Pharmaceutical Precautions

Organic Brain Syndrome refers to any syndrome or disorder of mental function whose cause is alleged to be known as organic or physiologic rather than purely of the mind. These names are older and nearly obsolete general terms from psychiatry, referring to many physical disorders that cause impaired mental function. They are meant to exclude psychiatric disorders (mental disorders). Originally, the term was created to distinguish physical (termed "organic") causes of mental impairment from psychiatric (termed "functional") disorders, but during the era when this distinction was drawn, not enough was known about brain science (including neuroscience, cognitive science, neuropsychology, and mind-brain correlation) for this cause-based classification to be more than educated guesswork labeled with misplaced certainty, which is why it has been deemphasized in current medicine. While mental or behavioural abnormalities related to the dysfunction can be permanent, treating the disease early may prevent permanent damage in addition to fully restoring mental functions. An organic cause to brain dysfunction is suspected when there is no indication of a clearly defined psychiatric or "inorganic" cause, such as a mood disorder.

Depression Linked to Reduced Arginine Levels.

Arginine is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It contains an α-amino group, an α-carboxylic acid group, and a side chain consisting of a 3-carbon aliphatic straight chain ending in a guanidino group.a semiessential or conditionally essential amino acid, depending on the developmental stage and health status of the individual. Preterm infants are unable to synthesize or create arginine internally, making the amino acid nutritionally essential for them. Most healthy people do not need to supplement with arginine because it is a component of all protein-containing foods and can be synthesized in the body from glutamine via citrulline. Arginine plays an important role in cell division, wound healing, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. It is a precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), making it important in the regulation of blood pressure. L-arginine is generally recognized as safe (GRAS-status) at intakes of up to 20 grams per day.

The role of inflammation in depression: from evolutionary imperative to modern treatment target

Towards a Glutamate Hypothesis of Depression

Neutrons show a connection between lithium concentrations in the brain and depression. Depressive disorders are among the most frequent illnesses worldwide. The causes are complex and to date only partially understood. The trace element lithium appears to play a role. The distribution of lithium in the brains of depressive people is different from the distribution found in healthy humans. Lithium is familiar to many of us from rechargeable batteries. Most people ingest lithium on a daily basis in drinking water. International studies have shown that a higher natural lithium content in drinking water coincides with a lower suicide rate among the population.

Both Physical Exercise and Progressive Muscle Relaxation Reduce the Facing-the-Viewer Bias in Biological Motion Perception - Body Smart

Physical Disorder is often used as a term in contrast to a mental disorder, in an attempt to differentiate medical disorders that have an available mechanical test (such as chemical tests or brain scans), from those disorders which have no laboratory or imaging test, and are diagnosed only by behavioral syndrome.

How taking pain killers like paracetamol can reduce empathy in a person.

Antidepressant are medications used to treat major depressive disorder, some anxiety disorders, some chronic pain conditions, and to help manage some addictions. Common side-effects of antidepressants include dry mouth, weight gain, dizziness, headaches, sexual dysfunction, and emotional blunting. Most types of antidepressants are typically safe to take, but may cause increased thoughts of suicide when taken by children, adolescents, and young adults. A discontinuation syndrome can occur after stopping any antidepressant which resembles recurrent depression. Some reviews of antidepressants for depression in adults find benefit while others do not. Evidence of benefit in children and adolescents is unclear. There is debate in the medical community about how much of the observed effects of antidepressants can be attributed to the placebo effect. Most research on whether antidepressant drugs work is done on people with very severe symptoms, so the results cannot be extrapolated to the general population. There are methods for managing depression which do not involve medications or may be used in conjunction with medications.

GLYX-13 is a novel antidepressant that is under development by Allergan (previously Naurex) as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

Rhodiola Rosea is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, has been used for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian climate and stressful life. The plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called hóng jǐng tiān. The medicine can be used to prevent altitude sickness. The herb may be helpful for enhancing physical performance and alleviating mental fatigue, methodological flaws limit accurate assessment of efficacy. (commonly golden root, rose root, roseroot, western roseroot, Aaron's rod, Arctic root, king's crown, lignum rhodium, orpin rose).

We have learned a lot about how our human chemistry and how it can affected by our environment, and by the choices that we make. We have learned that the human body needs maintenance in order for it to maximize its physical abilities. Some of this maintenance includes proper sleep, proper food, proper exercise and avoiding allergies and sensitivities from the environment. To me depression is a Chemical Reaction, or information in the brain, that is misinterpreted, which makes your thoughts difficult to control and not easy to understand. Don't confuse apathy or annoyance with Depression, because being Cranky could just be from a lack of sleep. And you also don't want to confuse Grief and Disappointment with Depression either because those feelings should only be temporary. We have learned to never underestimate the importance of this human responsibility of maintaining a healthy and strong body. The main reason being that proper exercise and proper food intake also controls the human chemistry that we depend on to work properly. And we need to understand as much as we can about our human chemistry if we are to recognize when things are not correct. Reoccurring concerns that we experience are questions that we need to answer completely or they will continue to show up in our thought processes. So again problem solving skills show us just how important these skills are to have and how they can be applied to almost every area of our lives. Our relationships with other people can also have both positive and negative impacts on our chemistry. When these impacts are negative, these types of stresses can cause confusion in our human chemistry. But just being physically strong will not guarantee that you will not struggle with your emotions or recognize when your thinking has become impaired. You need to be knowledgeable about the abilities of the human brain. You have to determine which chemical imbalances are accurate and which chemical signals are inaccurate. We do this by asking the right questions and by analyzing the right areas of our body. You need to look at all the influences before you decide on what changes to make and when to make them. Be very cautious when it comes to medications because you may just be treating the symptoms and not the cause, which in the long run could make your depression worse. Be Very Careful when experimenting with drugs, especially pharmaceuticals. There's a difference between worrying, anxieties and Depression?


Human Microbial Balance


Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA Receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a species of gram positive bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus is a homofermentative, microaerophilic species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, and grows readily at rather low pH values (below pH 5.0) and has an optimum growth temperature of around 37 °C (99 °F). L. acidophilus occurs naturally in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract and mouth. Some strains of L. acidophilus may be considered to have probiotic characteristics. These strains are commercially used in many dairy products, sometimes together with Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus in the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. Its genome has been sequenced.

Probiotics (microbes influence thoughts) - The Body Effects the Mind.

A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood. What do you say to someone who's depressed? Tell them.."I'm Here For You, how can I help?" Tell them.."Let's Do Something, lets take a walk, lets talk to someone, let's go somewhere nice. Tell them...I Don't Know Exactly What You're Feeling, But It Has To Be Hard. Try not to talk, listen carefully to the person. Don't give stupid advice or say stupid things. Like don't worry you'll get better, or, don't feel bad because there are people who have it worse then you.

Microbiota Modulate Behavioral and Physiological Abnormalities Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

What therapists should do

If sadness is created by me, then sadness does not exist, and hopelessness does not exist. Perspective should be based on correct calculations of the facts, but I'm not always aware of all the math that's involved. So what ever I'm feeling is not exactly accurate. And as soon I start checking for accuracy, I find out that the sadness was misrepresented, so my feeling of hopelessness was just a feeling, and not based on any facts. So I have no proof that things are hopeless. So the fact is, you can't prove things are hopeless, because once you start trying to calculate its existence, it's gone. And that is mostly because possibilities are every where. So I either forgot that the possibilities were there, or I never took the time to look for them, always take time to look.

System Reboot

Be extremely careful, don't relate yourself to a word that describes a feeling of very little importance, something that is vague, something that cannot be accurately interpreted.

The Sun Shines even on Cloudy Days, so when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Life Quotes.

Live, Learn, Love and Progress....Let's get on with this...

As a child I just loved to ride my bike, it was one of the greatest things that I learned as a kid. But once you stop enjoying something that you have done your whole life, you have to wonder what happened? Why are you not having fun anymore doing this activity? Riding a bike and other sports have always had some discomfort, but that never stopped you from enjoying the experience before, never, so what is it? Did you forgot how amazing riding your bike is? When we forget to live in the moments that make up our life, and when we forget how to enjoy those moments, that's when we start to lose the enjoyment of life.

My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews (youtube) - Show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. - Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles,
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things.
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things.
When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I'm feeling sad.
I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things,
Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles,
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things,
Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things,
When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.
When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don't feel so bad.


Bad Feelings - Definitions of Negative Moods


Dysthymia is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years with symptoms that include lost interest in normal activities, hopelessness, low self-esteem, low appetite, low energy, sleep changes, and poor concentration.

Dysphoria is a profound state of unease or dissatisfaction. In a psychiatric context, dysphoria may accompany depression, anxiety, or agitation. It can also refer to a state of not being comfortable in one's current body, particularly in cases of gender dysphoria. Common reactions to dysphoria include emotional distress, in some cases, even physical distress is seen. The opposite state of mind is known as euphoria.

Anhedonia is the inability to enjoy things or feel excitement or the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable. Falling Out of Love - Cathartic.

When you're not happy, it doesn't mean that you're sad. You're not dead inside or suppressing your emotions, you're just in a neutral state of mind, like zero point energy. Meditation.

Despair is a perceived state of mind in which all hope is lost, abandon or absent. The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well, to give up hope. A gut feeling that something is not right. Lack of Confidence.

Diseases of Despair are three classes of behavior-related medical conditions that increase in groups of people who experience despair due to a sense that their long-term social and economic outlook is bleak. The three disease types are drug overdose (including alcohol overdose), suicide, and alcoholic liver disease. Diseases of despair, and the resulting deaths of despair, are high in the Appalachia region of the United States. The prevalence increased markedly during the first decades of the 21st century, especially among middle-aged and older working class white Americans starting in 2010, followed by an increase in mortality for Hispanic Americans in 2011 and African Americans in 2014. It gained media attention because of its connection to the opioid epidemic.

Helplessness is a feeling of powerlessness revealed by an inability to act. A feeling of being unable to manage. The state of needing help from something.

Morbidity is the relative incidence of a particular disease. An abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind. The quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you.

Dreary is something lacking in liveliness, charm or surprise. A state of melancholy depression. Extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest.

Melancholy is a feeling of thoughtful sadness. A constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed. Characterized by, causing or expressing sadness. Grave or even gloomy in character. Melancholy is a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

Dejection is a state of melancholy depression.

Somber is having a grave or even gloomy in character. Lacking brightness or color; dull.

Grave is something causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm. Something of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought. To impress deeply on the mind. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises. A place for the burial of a corpse, especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone.

Gloomy is something depressingly dark and filled with melancholy and despondency. Causing dejection. Doom and Gloom.

Despondency is feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless.

Disheartened is feeling less hopeful or enthusiastic. Discouraged.

Dejection is a state of melancholy depression.

Rumination is the focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions. Ruminate (worrying too much)

Bipolar also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced during manic phases. During periods of depression, there may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with others.

Masked Depression was a proposed form of atypical depression in which somatic symptoms or behavioural disturbances dominate the clinical picture and disguise the underlying affective disorder.

Somatic
is characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit.

Visceral is obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation.

Atypical Depression is characterized by improved mood in response to positive events. In contrast, people with melancholic depression generally do not experience an improved mood in response to normally pleasurable events. Atypical depression also features significant weight gain or an increased appetite, hypersomnia, a heavy sensation in the limbs and interpersonal rejection sensitivity that results in significant social or occupational impairment.

Malaise is a feeling of general discomfort, uneasiness or pain, often the first indication of an infection or other disease.

Melancholia a disease or ailment being caused by an imbalance in one or other of the four basic bodily liquids, or humours, black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood. Humorism was a system of medicine detailing the makeup and workings of the human body, adopted by Ancient Greek and Roman physicians and philosophers, positing that an excess or deficiency of any of four distinct bodily fluids in a person—known as humors or humours—directly influences their temperament and health. It is also present in the Indian Ayurveda system of medicine.

Melancholic Depression is a subtype of clinical depression requiring at least one of the following symptoms: Anhedonia (the inability to find pleasure in positive things). Lack of mood reactivity (i.e. mood does not improve in response to positive events). And at least three of the following: Depression that is subjectively different from grief or loss. Severe weight loss or loss of appetite. Psychomotor agitation or retardation. Early morning awakening. Guilt that is excessive. Worse mood in the morning.

Athymhormic Syndrome characterized by extreme passivity, apathy, blunted affect and a profound generalized loss of self-motivation and conscious thought. For example, a patient spent 45 minutes with his hands on a lawn mower, totally unable to initiate the act of mowing. This “kinetic blockade” disappeared instantaneously when his son told him to move. The existence of such symptoms in patients after damage to certain structures in the brain has been used in support of a physical model of motivation in human beings, wherein the limbic loop of the basal ganglia is the initiator of directed action and thought. It is characterized by an absence of voluntary motion without any apparent motor deficit, and patients often describe a complete mental void or blank. This is accompanied by reduced affect or emotional concern (athymhormy) and often by compulsions, repetitive actions, or tics. After stimulation from the outside, such as a direct command, the patient is able to move normally and carry out complex physical and mental tasks for as long as they are prompted to continue. The symptoms may be differentiated from depression because depression requires the existence of sadness or negative thoughts, while athymhormic patients claim to have complete lack of thoughts, positive or negative.

Encephalopathy any disorder or disease of the brain, especially chronic degenerative conditions. In modern usage, encephalopathy does not refer to a single disease, but rather to a syndrome of overall brain dysfunction; this syndrome has many possible organic and inorganic causes. Encephalopathy" means damage or disease that affects the brain. It happens when there's been a change in the way your brain works or a change in your body that affects your brain. Those changes lead to an altered mental state, leaving you confused and not acting like you usually do. The hallmark of encephalopathy is an altered mental state or delirium. Characteristic of the altered mental state is impairment of the cognition, attention, orientation, sleep–wake cycle and consciousness. An altered state of consciousness may range from failure of selective attention to drowsiness. Hypervigilance may be present; with or without: cognitive deficits, headache, epileptic seizures, myoclonus (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles) or asterixis ("flapping tremor" of the hand when wrist is extended).

Boredom does not exist. You either forgot what you are doing or you are unaware of your options and capabilities.

Regularly use of the internet can have a 33 percent reduction in depression, that's only if you use it right.

Onism is false, irrelevant and narrow minded. To see the world from only your experience is to see very little, and to know very little. Besides, some experiences are better to read about then they are to physically experience yourself. You can't do it all, you can't do everything and you can't know everything. But together, we can do everything, and we can know everything. Though we are individuals, we are still one, one unique species, among millions of other species. We are part of a growing universe, part of a growing galaxy, part of a growing world. Our future ahead of us stretches billions of years. We have created more experiences in the last 100 years then we have in our entire existence here on earth. Does it mean we need to experience them all? No. Does it mean we need to see it all? No. Does it mean we need to know it all? No. Do as much as you can, learn as much as you can, share as much as you can and enjoy as much as you can. Leave the sorrow and self pity with the ignorance from which it came. We have no time for sadness, or ignorant points of view that are based on misconceptions and narrow mindedness.

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