Are you struggling to know whether you have a high IQ or high EQ? Sometimes, you can have both, but most often than not, someone can have really high intelligence quotient but a really low emotional quotient. Having a low EQ does not mean that you are not intelligent either. Maybe this video is to help you know your strengths and weaknesses so you can work on yourself more. The signs of a highly intelligent person is someone who can adapt, and grow.
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Depression Symptoms and Treatment
Depression Symptoms and Treatment
To fight depression, you can use a variety of self-care techniques. Exercise, relaxation, and meditation can help you feel better. Visualizations and exercises can also help. You may find that just practicing one or two of these techniques on a regular basis can be very helpful. Likewise, limiting your intake of alcohol or recreational drugs can help. Lastly, making small goals can help you feel motivated and get out of the house more often.
A primary care provider can diagnose depression and refer you to a mental health professional if needed. He or she will ask about the nature of your depression symptoms, frequency, and activities. A patient should also make notes about the symptoms before visiting a physician. A physical exam and lab tests may help your physician rule out another illness. If depression is suspected, a physician will likely prescribe antidepressants. If the diagnosis is not made within a few visits, he or she may suggest a different treatment option.
Behavioral therapy involves working with a therapist to address your specific needs. Psychodynamic therapy, which is portrayed in popular culture, teaches patients to relate their experiences to unresolved conflicts or unhealed wounds. This form of therapy teaches individuals to build stronger relationships with their family and friends. It has been shown to be effective in treating depression. Behavioral therapy also helps patients develop self-esteem and overcome social withdrawal. It also helps patients get rid of negative thoughts and behaviors that may contribute to depression.
In addition to a family history of depression, genetics can play a role in a person’s risk for developing depression. While there is no conclusive evidence linking genetics to depression, it does appear that women are more likely to develop depression than men. It is also possible that hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and menstrual cycle changes can contribute to a higher risk for depression among women. This stress adds additional pressure to the already stressful circumstances faced by many women.
For those experiencing depression, there is hope. While the symptoms of depression can seem hopeless, there is a cure. Therapy aims to find and fix the root causes of the condition, thereby eliminating the negative effects of negative thoughts. Some treatments even aim to improve relationships, thereby reducing the feelings of isolation and increasing social support. For those who cannot manage the symptoms of depression themselves, medication may be prescribed. These drugs are usually used in conjunction with therapy.
Other treatments for depression include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which sends electrical pulses through the vagus nerve to alleviate symptoms. The invasive treatment may not be suitable for everyone, however, and you may need to undergo several sessions before you see any benefits. Changing your sleeping habits and improving your diet may also help. And if you are experiencing mild symptoms, it is possible to engage in self-help activities such as exercise and meditation.