Depression is a very serious condition that no one should have to experience. It can cause a person to feel isolated and alone, hopeless and even suicidal. While many believe depression is treatable with medication, medication is not always the best way to deal with depression. The reason is because depression is often a symptom of deeper issues. When a person treats only the symptom of depression by taking medication, the underlying causes will be masked. If these causes remain unidentified and unaddressed, the depression will persist.
The only way to truly heal from depression is to confront the underlying issues that are causing the symptom.
How can you tell if you or a loved one is suffering from depression?
Over 350 million people across the globe suffer from depression at some level. If you suspect that you or a loved one is depressed, there are many signs to watch for, such as:
- Unexplained feelings of helplessness/worthlessness and guilt
- Loss of interest in hobbies
- Loss of interest in sex
- Frequent feelings of anxiety, sadness, or emptiness
- Difficulty remembering details, concentrating, or making decisions
- Thoughts of suicide
Physical Symptoms of Depression
Symptoms of depression are not only emotional but often show up physically. Have you been feeling tired or even exhausted for no reason? Do you sleep excessively to the point that you have little time for life? Fatigue is just one physical symptom of depression. Others may include:
- Digestive problems like feeling queasy or nauseated
- Change in appetite or weight as well as cravings for certain foods
- Lightheadedness and dizziness
- Joint pain and muscle aches
- Headaches, including migraines
These symptoms often occur without any emotional side effects and are most frequently found in those who are unwilling to admit that they may suffer from depression.
Many people who are depressed self-medicate their symptoms by overeating, drinking and using drugs. This only exacerbates their problem by causing additional feelings of guilt and isolation, as well as symptoms of addiction
The Nelson Method helps those who suffer from depression to address the root causes of why the depression has manifested. Depression is frequently caused by repressed feelings of anger, grief and lack of purpose. Feelings of fear and guilt often fuel depression, and must be addressed, as well. Clients who apply The Nelson Method find total freedom from not only the depression but the many unhealthy habits that develop on account of the depression.
Fight Depression Naturally
While medication may provide temporary relief for one’s symptoms of depression, it may also keep a person from being able to identify and heal the true, underlying issues. The Nelson Method works to treat the root causes of what first led to the symptoms of depression, and will help a person live a life of happiness, purpose and emotional and physical well-being.