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Learning to Recognize Major Clinical Depression

By Edited Jul 2, 2014 0 1

Depression hurts
Someone who suffers from major clinical depression isn't simply feeling blue, like we all do at one time or another. Most people encounter circumstances that they feel they cannot cope with, which makes them feel low. Due to pressure in our jobs, we may think about quitting at particular times, or just running away. Whatever causes these feelings, they typically pass and we begin feeling like ourselves again very soon.

The thing is, though, that a number of people do not recuperate this easily. Indeed, the condition may intensify and persist for an extended period of time. Sometimes, the feelings simply won't go away and can last months or years. If this occurs, it is called major clinical depression.

Has your isolation driven your friends and family members away? Do you instigate arguments simply because everything stresses you out? Has your career gone down the toilet because of your inability to concentrate or excessive missed time? Did your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife leave you because of your moody presence, or even because of drug or alcohol abuse? If you responded in the affirmative to any of these questions, it's possible you have major clinical depression.

People suffering from this disabling problem may oftentimes deny they have a problem, even after friends and family have pointed it out. They will protest that you just don't know them any longer; they're not depressed, they've just changed. But this only illustrates the ways in which the brain convinces a person that his or her current situation is not unusual. You should know, though, that hurting inside and making negative decisions that affect your life is not normal. Major clinical depression can affect anyone, and the only way to relieve it is to seek help.

Those who suffer from this disabling problem can approach treatment in two ways. Either they admit to their difficulties on their own, or other people close to them can force such an admission. The sad news is that things usually have to get pretty bad before someone suffering from major clinical depression will ask for depression help. They avoid taking depression medication or going for counseling as they do not accept the fact that they have an issue.

People who are close to the person often have to intervene and let this person know that the difficulties are interfering with their life. This can truly help individuals who suffer from major clinical depression. Although it is not a simple process, it could help save a life.


Aug 28, 2009 3:46am
Depression is such a serious issue - thanks for offering support in this wonderful article!
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