Depression is something that affects a lot of people. It can lead to multiple problems in life, the person suffers in all aspects of his or her life; from the professional front to personal front and can aggravate medical conditions including erectile dysfunction among others. Some people think that they can beat depression on their own and do things out of ignorance which can worsen their condition instead of improving it. Here are a few myths about depression that you need to be aware about.
1. Immersing yourself in your work will help beat depression: This may work for awhile in cases of very mild depression, but overworking can be a sign of clinical depression. So the next time you are feel that losing yourself in work will help you get over your blues, think again.
2. Depression is not an ailment: Unfortunately a widely held belief is that being depressed is the same thing as being sad. It has been scientifically proven that chemical imbalances in the brain can cause depression.
3. Depression is the same as self pity: We live in a macho society, where anyone suffering from depression is a lot of times looked upon as a moaner and a weak person, which is far from the truth. As mentioned above depression is a medical condition and should be dealt with appropriate medication.
4. Depression causes people to cry: Everyone who suffers from depression will not cry. People show depression in different ways, some get emotionally drained, some loose their self worth. The point is that it is not right to stereotype depressed person as someone who is always crying .
5. Anti-Depressant drugs are a life long necessity: Contrary to what a lot of people believe, medication for combating depression needs not be a life long dependency. In-fact most people who get treated for this condition don’t need long term medication. Modern therapy has come a long way to help reduce the dependency on drugs to treat depression.
So the next time you or a loved one of yours shows signs of depression, be more open about accepting and treating this medical condition and get help by a qualified medical professional. Do what it takes to treat it as soon as possible so that you or your loved one can be on their way to leading a much happier life and avoid all the unnecessary misery and anguish; Remember never self medicate and always consult your doctor before starting any medication.