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Clinical depression is a horrible illness. It’s dangerous, too. You will have heard of people taking their own lives while suffering from it. So, what can be done? Thankfully, there are effective treatments available – it is entirely curable. However, in order to receive treatment, the biggest hurdle (strange as it sounds having just explained how awful the illness is) is to realise that you are suffering from it in the first place. This is where a clinical depression test comes into its own. There are various ways of testing for the illness, but below you will find a simple, straightforward guide to the symptoms which point to clinical depression.
It’s onset often takes the form of a type of mental ‘blowout.’ This is where the phrase ‘nervous breakdown’ comes from, but what is happening is easily explained. Following a sustained period of high arousal, where the body and more importantly the brain are running beyond their design limitations, a circuit in the brain called the limbic system ceases to function correctly and a set of common symptoms arise. You may experience irrational fear, pacing, a panic attack, palpitations, sudden loss of temper and sweating (most commonly from the hands.)
The symptoms that follow form the basis of the clinical depression test. If you (or, again, a loved one) are suffering from most of these, then go and see a doctor immediately.
- Severely disrupted sleep patterns, often taking the form of early morning wakening.
- Feeling worse in the morning and better as the day goes on.
- Inability to concentrate.
- Feeling tearful and guilty.
- Intrusive negative thoughts about your life, yourself or your loved ones.
- Loss of enjoyment and motivation.
- Loss of sex drive.
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Loss of feelings for loved ones.
Remember, you can learn more about some of these symptoms as well as find advice on what to do if you are suffering, by visiting http://depressedselfhelp.com and claiming your free e-book.
It is important to realise that the symptoms of clinical depression, although they seem very real at the time, are nothing more than the brain’s reaction to the damage that has been sustained by the limbic system. The limbic system can and will heal if you seek medical advice and take things easily enough to allow it to repair.
Remember, a clinical depression test cannot replace the advice of a medical professional, but it can certainly alert you to the scale of the problem and prompt you to take action.
Why not combat depression at source? Given that we know the cause to be stress and anxiety, the ability to control this is the ability to avoid depression (or if you have suffered from it before, a relapse.) Learn how here!