What was your childhood like? There are combinations of different factors acting together to influence you to become the person you are today. So if you’re wondering what happened to the shy or outgoing kid you used to be, let’s take a look at how your upbringing shapes your personality.
If you always feel like the “crazy” or ” weird” one in your family but you’re not sure why, we made a video on the signs you’re not crazy, it’s your upbringing:
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Depression Treatment, Symptoms, and Medication
Depression is a serious mood disorder that affects your entire body, including your thoughts and feelings. It is a medical condition that needs to be treated with medicines or psychotherapy (talking therapy).
Depression occurs when your brain doesn’t make enough chemicals needed for normal mood and thinking. These chemical imbalances can happen for a number of reasons.
These can be caused by changes in your hormones, inherited traits, or other factors. They can also be triggered by life events or certain illnesses. It can also develop without a clear cause, such as after a major illness or when you’re going through a difficult time.
Treatment, Symptoms, Medication
Antidepressants work by changing the brain’s chemicals to help you feel better. They can help with most of the symptoms of depression, but it may take 4 to 6 weeks before you see a full effect. Talk with your doctor about which antidepressant is best for you, and take the medicine consistently and at the right dose to get the best results.
Counseling and therapy can help you learn new ways to think about things that trigger your depression and change the way you react to your emotions. It can also teach you how to cope with stressful situations and improve your relationships.
Often, it takes several treatments to get a diagnosis and to start feeling better. It isn’t uncommon for people with depression to experience relapses, or periods when they feel worse than before.
A medication called electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be used to treat severe, life-threatening depression that doesn’t respond to other treatment options. It’s not always the best choice for everyone, but it can help many people.
The ECT treatment is safe and effective for people of all ages and can reduce depression-like symptoms in most patients. It can be given at the same time as other medications and it may be combined with medication or other therapies for additional benefits.
There are a number of medications for depression that can be taken by mouth, but most doctors prescribe antidepressants that act on the brain’s neurotransmitters. These drugs are usually called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Some of these drugs are given in tablets, but others are injected directly into the bloodstream.
Other antidepressants, known as tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), can also be used. They have fewer side effects than SSRIs and are less often prescribed by doctors.
If you have a history of mental health problems or if you are having suicidal thoughts, it is important to talk with your doctor. You may be referred to a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
It is possible to prevent depression or reduce the signs and symptoms of it with healthy lifestyle choices and by learning stress-reduction techniques. These include getting enough sleep, setting boundaries in your personal and professional life, eating a healthy diet, and practicing mindfulness and other stress-reduction strategies.
You can also try herbal remedies, such as dandelion root or St. John’s wort, which may help with depression. These can be obtained from your local health food store or online.