Is it the highs of the honeymoon period wearing off? When the realization that you don’t have a future together sets in, it is all the more important to make the right decision. To help you with that, here are a few signs they’re NOT the one.
DISCLAIMER: this is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you can relate to any of these signs, please know this feedback is not meant to discredit anyone. It is meant to be a self-improvement guide for those of you who have been feeling a little stuck. We advise you to always listen to your intuition and always do what is right for you.
We also made a video on signs they are the one:
Writer: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera www.youtube.com/amandasilvera
Animator: Celia Sánchez (new animator) @celiasanchezarte
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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Treatments For Depression
Treatments For Depression
Psychotherapy is one option to treat depression. Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is a great way to help reduce the effects of depression. In some cases, it can even help reduce the length of the condition. Although some doctors may prescribe medications in addition to psychotherapy, most people benefit from the combination of both. Here are some of the most effective treatments for depression:
A doctor will conduct a physical examination and may order lab tests to rule out other conditions. They will also ask about the symptoms you experience and their associated behavior. Sometimes a therapist will ask you to complete a questionnaire to determine the severity of your depression. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 may also be used to diagnose depression. The results of these tests are important because they can determine whether you have depression or other mood disorders.
While most depression treatment options are effective, they don’t guarantee a full recovery. While a lot of people recover from depression after a course of treatment, a relapse can happen. In such a case, you must continue taking the medication for as long as your doctor advises you. Some triggers can cause your depression to recur, including changes in relationships, family conflicts, and medical conditions. Even after a successful treatment, symptoms can recur and require more medical attention.
Antidepressants can be a useful treatment for depression. While you will probably notice a reduction in your symptoms after just a few weeks of treatment, it can take up to six weeks for the full effect to be noticed. If you feel better before six weeks, your doctor may recommend switching to another medication, or you may need to try a different type altogether. You should also discuss side effects with your healthcare provider before stopping or changing your medication.
Although the symptoms of depression are similar in everyone, they are different in nature. While you may have a genetic code that is short and another that’s long, depression is a chronic and persistent condition with a biological basis. It affects not only your health, but your quality of life. Even if you don’t have a family history of depression, it’s possible that your genes play a role. There are other risk factors that you should consider.
Exercise is a great way to combat depression. There are numerous studies that suggest that exercise has many positive effects. Experts recommend three to five sessions a week of 45 to 60 minutes over a period of 10 weeks. Try to include aerobic and resistance exercises in your routine. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or a more active lifestyle, exercise is an excellent way to combat depression. In addition to exercising, you can also meditate and learn meditation.
Getting professional help for depression is another way to deal with your condition. Talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist is an option, but it may take several attempts to find the right therapist. Using antidepressants may not be the best option for you. Instead, it’s important to be open to change and experiment to find the treatment that works for you. The sooner you can start improving, the easier it will be to deal with your symptoms.