Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things that is disproportionate to the actual source of worry. In the case of this disorder, symptoms must last at least 6 months. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals suffering GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems, Friendship problems, Interpersonal relationship problems or work difficulties. Individuals often exhibit a variety of physical symptoms, including fatigue, fidgeting, headaches, nausea, numbness in hands and feet, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, bouts of difficulty breathing, difficulty concentrating, trembling, twitching, irritability, agitation, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, hot flashes, and rashes and inability to fully control the anxiety (ICD-10). These symptoms must be consistent and on-going, persisting at least six months, for a formal diagnosis of GAD to be introduced. Approximately 6.8 million American adults experience GAD, and 2 percent of adult Europeans, in any given year, experience GAD.
1.Recognize the symptoms.
2.Convince the depressed person to get treatment or, in the case of a depressed child or adolescent, help the youngster get treatment.
3.Tell the depressed person that he or she is loved, deserves to feel better, and will feel better with appropriate treatment.
4.Recommend helping resources.
5.If the depressed person is not functioning, accompany him or her to treatment until normal function returns.
6.If the depressed person is too young or ill to provide needed information to the therapist, act as a go-between as long as needed.
7.If the depressed person is suicidal or having hallucinations or delusions, arrange for hospitalization.
8.If the depressed person is functional and refuses treatment, seek the assistance of others — friends, doctor, clergy, relatives — who might convince him or her that treatment is needed and will help.
9.Don’t give up too soon — the depressed person may have to hear more than once and from several people that he or she deserves to feel better and can, with proper treatment.
10.If all efforts to encourage the depressed person to seek treatment have failed, and the depressed person is having a demoralizing impact on those around, further action is needed:
◦A supervisor might threaten personnel action unless the depressed employed gets treatment.
◦A spouse, with the assistance of a mental health specialist, can explore separation from the depressed husband or wife who refuses treatment.
◦Parents of a depressed adult can clarify, with the help of a mental health specialist, how much assistance to give their depressed offspring.
◦Children, other relatives, friends, or doctors of a depressed older person can assist him or her to get help from a mental health specialist who has geriatric experience and who may be willing to reach out to the older person by telephone and home visits
Most people around this time of year find it a hard time of year. Weather it is because they are away from family, miss someone or honestly just dont like this time of year simply cause of the snow. I am experiencing this feeling again for some reason. Depression sets in at anytimee for no reason. My reason might be because i miss my family… or its because i miss my Dad. See ive never met my dad, ive recently been more and more in contact with his and i really want to meet him. Yes im like every other kid on this planet and want toys for Christmas, but the best presant of all would be to meet him. Just know no matter where you are, your never alone. My dad is half a country away from me and i know for a fact he’ll do anything to help cheer me up.
Carl Gustav Jung
The word ‘happiness’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
This quote is special to me because without the sadness in this world, we would never know when we are happy.
Ive been wanting to post something about myself, not to gloat, not to draw attention to me, i dont want anything like that. I want to help people understand what happens to a person when they are depressed. In Febuary of last year i wasnt sleeping properly. I stayed up days at a time, had a short fuse with everyone, including those that mean the most to me and i was starting to flunk out of school. One day i decided to tell my mom about what was going on and why i was so upset all the time. I was being bullied in school, called faggot, gay,, that i had no friends, and after time i started to believe this. I started having bad feeling about myself like ” why should i be here if no one likes me?”. i starte dtrying to find ways to stay at home away from school. I started faking sick, missing my alarm in the morning and other things. when my mid-term marks came back i9 was failing everything just because i didnt go to school. When i told my mom what was happening we went to my family doctor. since i showed all the signs of depression i was diagnosed with clinical depression and put on some pills. This is where it got worse for me. The pills were supposed to help me, but they didnt, they made everything worse. THey made me want to hurt myself, which i didnt want to do… but i felt like it would make me feel better. i wound up going to the hospital three times because of this. The way i wanted to “hurt myself” was with pills… I thought if i took a couple it would make my feelings about hurting myself go away. Nothing seemed to work. i ended up missing 2 weeks of school and during those two weeks i did the only thing that i loved to do. I played golf. When i got back to school everyone asked me where i was for the passed two weeks. When i told them where i was they had realised how much they hurt me. They finally realised that its not funny to make fun of a person and call them names. Im not gay, I do have plenty of friends, and now a year after i realise that. I love my life and nothing can change that. Again i didnt write this to get attention… i just wanted someone to know my life story, and if you need someone to talk to, im here anytime of day, just email me at email@example.com. Thats my story, now let me hear yours.
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions?
Fatigue and decreased energy?
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness?
Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism?
Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable? Overeating or appetite loss?
Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment?
Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings?
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts?
The following points above is what your doctor will ask you when you think you are deoressed.During my “bad time” i had to answer all of these questions. when i did i had sadly been catagorized as a clinical depressed teenager. it was the start to a long road of recovery.
A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Archaic . a man hired to do violence
The defenition of bullying is harsh itself. We all have to help stop bulllying.
The World will show you the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during your life. All people need to know is that there is always someone you can talk to, and trust, and they will ALWAYS be there for you no matter what.
Sadly almost 1 million people a year make the hard desition to commit suicide a year. my goal in my life is to help stop these people making the worst desicion in there life.in my following blogs i will describe how people act while depressed, and how you can help them live their lives how it shoul