Top 10 Most Common Symptoms And Reasons For Depression And Boredom (Video)

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Did you know that every year approximately 9.5 percent of the entire American population suffers from some sort of depression? It controls the mind and can affect many more people in your life then you realize. In my experience with depression I basically had no appetite, I was always sleepy, and my mood swings were so bad that I pushed everyone around me who was trying to help me with my anxiety and depression far far away.

Depression Is No reason To Be Ashamed Though

Unfortunately this is one of those feelings associated with depression, and can really make the condition difficult to acknowledge. Anxiety and depression have become so prevelant that it’s not uncommon at all for people to be taking medication for one, or even both of these mood disorders.

I Just Can’t Stress Enough The Importance Of Nutrition And Rest For Depression

Sleep is your armor that battles depression. Without adequate rest you are much more susceptible to the self destructing and damaging messages that keep twirling around in your brain. Not enough sleep keeps you from being able to do the beneficial things on your behalf, so take a good look at whether this may be contributing to your depression.

I realize that depression cuts the appetite right out of people with this condition. But in order to battle back against depression, you need to be consuming enough of those healthy nutriets and calories so that you can provide your brain and your body with strength.

The symptoms of depression can vary greatly from one person to the next, as well the severity of the symptoms. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms of depression that people seek help for in today’s world.

1) An intense feeling of sadness that can be hard to shake off

2) Overwhelming hopelessness and a constant pessimistic attitude

3) Extreme guilt, and feelings of helplessness

top 10 reasons people feel depressed

A new day brings with it new possibilities, all you have to do is look for it.

4) No Sense of self worth

5) An increasing inability to focus as well as constant indecisiveness

6) Inexplicable weight loss or weight gain (these are triggered by eating binges or loss of appetite)

7) Suicidal inclinations

8) Short temper, irritability and constant restlessness

9) Physical afflications such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain

10) Complete loss of energy and slowing down of metabolism

Now that you’ve pinpointed exactly how depression is affecting you in your life, I bet you want to know:

The Top 10 Reasons Why People Feel Depressed And Bored?

Awesome! Sit back, try and relax, and watch the video from beginning to end. This was taken spontaneously in my car one day, so I completely apologize for the rough edges as well as The Anxious Athlete name that you now know as The Anxiety Guy.

Enjoy!

I’m extremely proud of you for taking in this knowledge when it comes to tackling your depression and anxiety naturally. At some points of this inspirational blog for anxiety disorders I realize I can be quite blunt, but all i’m trying to do is open up your eyes to what’s really going on and what you can do to change it. I believe in you as someone in my past believed in me, now it’s time for you to believe it…

Was there anything I missed? Share your experiences with depression, and what works for you in your own life in the comment section below.

 

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Could Your Environment Be Contributing To Your Depression?

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Don’t underestimate the importance of environment if you are living in depression…

The environment that you live in and that surrounds you every day can be an extremely important factor as far as getting rid of depression is concerned. For example, consider seasonal afflictive disorder. If winter-onset SAD is the form of depression that afflicts you, have you ever considered that there are many countries in the world where they have no winter?

For instance, in many countries in Southeast Asia, the temperatures never fall below 20°C and they have several hours of sunshine every day of the year (and they happen to be among the cheapest countries in the world to live in too). Rates of depression are much higher in those parts of the world where they have long, harsh winters, so if this is the kind of depression that is afflicting you, why stay there?

As an example, the colder states of the USA have far greater numbers of people who suffer a vitamin D deficiency than the sunnier states like Florida and California. Vitamin D is extremely important for human beings for several reasons. It encourages the absorption of calcium in the body (vital for strong teeth, bones and a healthy nervous system) and helps to prevent certain types of cancer as well. Most importantly, vitamin D also plays a vital role in regulating bodily hormones, and as we have already seen, it is believed that hormones and neurotransmitters play an extremely important role in controlling depression.

Do you have vitamin D deficiency?

It is the effect of sunlight on your body which promotes the production of vitamin D, so without sunlight, you have the situation where so many people suffer a vitamin D deficiency. Without vitamin D, you have a hormone problem and you therefore have increased levels of depression.

it’s a natural step-by-step, chain reaction.vitamin D and depression

Even if you live in a colder climate, it is possible that you will see the sun from time to time, and whenever you do, you should get out there to get as much sun on your face as possible. Even as little as 15 to 20 minutes of sunshine every day can make a significant difference to the vitamin D. levels in your body, so you should do whatever you can to see the sun as often as possible. It would make far more sense if you are a person who suffers from seasonal afflictive disorder to live somewhere that you can see the sun for several hours every day…

The alternative is to use artificial light sources like bright light therapy or full-spectrum lighting. There are plenty of online resources where you can buy the equipment you need to generate the right kind of artificial light to overcome problems caused by vitamin D deficiencies. Run appropriate Google searches using phrases such as ‘bright light therapy’:

There are 297,000 web pages called up by Google to this search term

The majority of them are for companies who are selling exactly the kind of product you are looking for. There are still more web pages indexed by Google for ‘full spectrum lighting’: A significant proportion of these web pages have been published by companies selling the kind of product you want to buy. This is all very well, but this is focused on a small section of the depression market (i.e. those with seasonal afflictive disorder), so you might question what this would have to do with someone suffering from major depression, for example.

The answer is, nothing directly, but if you were to wake up to the sunshine every day knowing that the beach was just a few minutes away, wouldn’t that naturally lift your spirits? Granted, this change is not likely to banish your depression woes entirely, but it would certainly represent a very positive step in the right direction. To put it the other way round, it is going to be a lot easier to feel encouraged by life when the world around you is beautiful, sunny and warm every day as opposed to being bleak, grey and cold for at least half of the year. Try to isolate what the probable cause of your depression is as a first step to seeking a natural cure for your problem.

Are you looking for a natural solution to your anxiety and depression? The End The Anxiety Program has been proven to work again and again through it’s easy to understand tools that were put together by people who have overcome their own anxiety disorder naturally, as well as the best professional support you’ll find online. So visit our Programs Page and begin your natural recovery from anxiety and depression today.

The 7 Biggest Reasons For Your Stress And Anxiety

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If you knew the leading causes of stress in your life, would you take action to eradicate them? Or do you believe that it is an inoperable condition that will be with you all of your life, possibly causing your eventual death?

Let’s find out what the biggest reasons for your stress and anxiety are, starting with your:

1. Financesfinances and stress

Most studies agree that finances are a leading cause of stress. In an online poll conducted in 2005 by LifeCare, Inc., 23 percent of respondents named finances as the leading cause of stress in their lives. Financial stress has led the list in many modern polls.

Some who name finances as the leading cause of stress cite major purchases they have to make, such as a home or car. Others are stressed by a loss of income, or mounting credit card debt. For some, financial stress will eventuate in bankruptcy. While college students stress over paying for an education, Baby Boomers and older senior citizens find that retirement income can be a major cause of stress.

2. Work

Closely tied to finances as a cause of stress is work. Our jobs or careers seem to cause constant stress. In the LifeCare poll, 21 percent of those responding listed this as the leading cause of stress in life.

How is the workplace a cause of stress? We worry about getting and keeping adequate employment. We worry about new types of work or new responsibilities. We struggle to climb a career ladder, overwhelmed by the demands. Work conditions may change, or we may have interpersonal trouble at work. Students, especially teenagers and college age students, cite school work as a cause of stress. Sometimes, work stress is brought on by others. Sometimes, we bring it on ourselves.

3. Familystress and anxiety reasons

Arguments erupt with a spouse or other family member. Parents divorce. Children marry. The ebb and flow of family life is filled with stress. A child moves out – an aging parent moves in.

Family health is also a leading cause of stress. A sick family member, a serious injury, pregnancy, miscarriage, or abortion all cause stress. Family changes of other kinds bring stress too. Adoption, relocation, and job changes for just one family member can cause stress for all.

4. Personal Concerns

Personal concerns that are only indirectly created by others are another top cause of stress. Lack of control tops the list of personal concerns. Every human has a deep-seated desire for control over his or her own life. When control is weak or missing in a given area, we experience stress. To many people, a lack of control over their own time is a leading cause of stress. We want to determine when we do tasks around the home, or at work. Holding a job, participating in the children’s carpool to school, driving family members to soccer practices, shopping, and scout meetings while trying to keep the household running can create major stress. You would like to control your time, rather than let others’ demands control it, but that is not always possible.

We may be involved in legal proceedings that cause stress. We may be wrestling with a bad habit. We may be going through changes. Personal change of any kind can be a cause of stress.

5. Personal Health and Safetyreasons for stress and anxiety

Most people find that personal health is a leading cause of stress. For some, the stress is linked to obesity, and a desire to lose weight. For others, the stress is a personal bad habit that affects health and must be changed. For example, smoking, abuse of alcohol or other drugs. Illness or injury. Personal health is more or less stressful according to the degree of seriousness and our personal outlook on health.

Personal safety is also a leading cause of stress. Women, more than men, tend to stress about their own and others’ safety. Adults tend to stress more than young people, who may act invincible.

6. Personal Relationships

Whether it is a friendship, dating, separation, marriage, divorce, or re-marriage, a relationship can be a leading cause of stress for many. We all want love, and that is potentially available in relationships, but getting from A to B can be very stressful. Some resort to online relationships that are easier to handle. Either way, the demands on time, finances, and emotions can cause ongoing stress.

7. Death

Probably the most wrenching cause of stress is the death of a loved one or close friend. Even the death of a pet can be stressful.

Are you winning or losing the battle against stress and anxiety?

Causes of stress change as we age. The stressed child who threw tantrums becomes a young student, stressed by the school bully. The young student becomes a teenager, stressed by acne, hormones, and dating. The teenager becomes a young adult trying to handle the stresses of leaving home, adjusting to college life, and managing finances. Life progresses to first jobs, marriage, children, and so on. Even if you move to a secluded cabin in the woods, stress will follow you.

Gaining knowledge of the leading causes of stress is important. Using that knowledge to win over unhealthy stress is vital. So i’ll ask again, do you know the cause for your stress? How do you handle it? The good thing is through the End The Anxiety Program you won’t have to handle ‘it’ alone, you will have a team of inspiring individuals by your side every step of the way.