Hi, I would rather not be diagnosed with depression, however, my life has been heading towards this stage where I have needed to ask for help. Reluctantly, but honestly I don't think I can handle my feelings on my own anymore; I am feeling suicidal more and more frequently. The only thing stopping me is the lack of ways to commit suicide without pain, and my family, although even then I am on the verge, feeling increasingly less self-worthy as I get older. Things have happened in my past such as abuse, and I am over them for the most part, despite worrying a lot that this may be one of the reasons I feel so down. I also keep twisting reality; by this I mean believing that we do not exist, and that I should just die because I don't actually exist. It's weird. My main question is, what is wrong with me? Is it depression? (I feel it about once every two weeks for a few days or so) and most importantly, what can I do about it?
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
I am sorry for the late reply. This can be due to depression or due to post traumatic stress disorder since you have been through a lot in the past. The best way to deal with this is to immediately get this assessed by a psychologist. You may need medication, behavior therapy, and other forms of counseling to get this treated.
However, treatment is possible and with proper diagnosis and treatment you should be fine. Hope this helps. Take care!
It is highly normal for us to deny the problem and try to battle on despite what's really going on in our heads. Most of us do deny it for so long it's really amazing. Seems we putup with just about anything rather than seek help.
Yet, if it were a broken leg we wouldn't hesitate. This is no different, it's an illness. We just can't see it physically.
Feeling suicidal is a big warning sign to go see a doctor and get help/a diagnosis. A shrink is probably best so ask for a referral from your doctor. Remember these feelings are temporary and are highly treatable. They will abate with treatment.
I would suggest you a very easy way out of this. Only thing you have to keep in mind is that you have to be regular with your practice. I am suggesting you take up yoga. It will infuse positive thoughts and drive out negative thoughts. Depression is a psychological disorder in which people feel distressed or sad for a prolonged period of time. The yoga practices which are effective in managing this condition are Surya Namaskara, Shashank Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Bhastrika Pranayama and Abdominal Breathing.
Delivering yoga at your home.
This a forum for depression, not a billboard for Yogi instructions. You should find somewhere else to advertise. Yoga does nothing to manage depression other than provide temporary relief. Leave depression treatment to professionals.
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