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What symptoms of depression are the most difficult?

By July 27, 2010 - 12:34pm

Are you currently suffering with depression, or are helping a friend or loved one who is? Whether you have been clinically diagnosed with depression, or have some signs of depression without an "official diagnosis", I thought it would be helpful to share what symptoms you are currently struggling with the most.

By HERWriter August 11, 2010 - 11:24pm

I haven't really found any healthy ways to help with fatigue. I know of what I can try: changing my eating, sleeping and exercise schedule. I just haven't got around to it because I'm afraid of how it will affect my body further. I'm slowly changing it and it's always on my mind, so I think eventually it will help. I almost need a personal trainer, but that would cost money and time.

My lack of motivation is mainly relating to these personal areas, and I think just being aware sometimes helps. Other than that, for people who can afford it, I would say going to a psychologist would help, or just having someone constantly telling you what you need to do regarding those areas.

I have learned to talk more about how I'm feeling with my friends, so I don't have as many problems with my social life as I might've. I still fear rejection though, so I'm working on building up my confidence gradually.

August 11, 2010 - 11:24pm
By August 8, 2010 - 7:46pm

What have you found that helps with these symptoms? Any specific triggers that you avoid, or any treatments that have worked?

August 8, 2010 - 7:46pm
By HERWriter August 6, 2010 - 1:04pm

I struggle the most with fatigue and sometimes lack of motivation. It really just depends. Also, my irritability or a more severe depressed mood can sometimes prevent me from being social or having a long-term relationship.

Depression can be pretty complex, though, and there are a lot of symptoms to struggle with.

August 6, 2010 - 1:04pm
By July 30, 2010 - 10:29am

I'm not currently struggling with symptoms, however, I have struggled with anxiety in the past. I try and control it now, by exercising, eating right, and generally trying to take care of myself. I have had panic/anxiety attacks in the past, and they can be very scary. Luckily, I know what it feels like, so I tell my husband I'm having one, and work on meditating, doing yoga, or just take time for myself to relax, to try and breathe. I've noticed that a particular time I get them is a sympathetic response to my family's problems--my dad, or my brother for instance. I worry about my family, and it can be a battle to let go sometimes when you have no control over a situation.

July 30, 2010 - 10:29am

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