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Depression. What options do I have to cure myself if the medication has no effect?

Depression. What options do I have to cure myself if the medication has no effect?

Content

  • 1 Depression is the disease of sadness
  • 2 Have a correct conception of time
  • 3 Strengthen the will
  • 4 Learn that we are much more than depression
  • 5 Fill in a weekly self-registration
  • 6 Relaxation to combat anxiety as a side effect of medication

Depression is the disease of sadness

The person who has it has negative feelings that overwhelm him. How grief, melancholy, disenchantment, disappointment, dejection, lack of desire, and energy.

All these feelings usually last for at least 8 months, and their intensity varies from one person to another. Causing in those who suffer an unbearable pain, which hinders any daily task, reducing the ability to control, self esteem, and the ability to perceive.

In many occasions it is endogenous, whose origin is found in biochemical components of the brain, which can be inherited. Other times it is exogenous, whose origin takes place in acquired components, by the experiences lived. In any of them, psychological treatment accompanied by medication is necessary. To get proper treatment both professionals, psychiatrist and psychologist must go hand in hand, accompanying the patient at all times.

It is not strange to see people depressed and desperate at the same time because no drug prescribed by their doctor has the expected effect. They are still feeling bad, they still "hurt their soul." These people also feel a great loss of balance, tiredness and insomnia, as a consequence of the side effects of the medication.

In these cases a solution would be to lower the dose of medication and provide another type of psychological therapy, combined with Mindfulness. Generally patients do not want to lower the medication, it still causes them greater fearThat is why it must be done with the support of both professionals.

Some guidelines that have been proven to work and are included within the cognitive behavioral therapy They are:

Have a correct conception of time

Focus on the present, on the only real time that exists. We can not get carried away by the past, and that we are filled with grief, nor anticipate a damage that has not happened (future), we do not even know if it will happen or not. We have to set short-term goals that go in the direction of our values, what is really important to us.

Strengthen the will

Do what we know is good for us, even if we don't feel like it first. An example would be combat the lack of desire to do any activity, with beginning to do them, without thinking, just acting. It is possible that if we think about it a lot, in the end we will never do it.

Learn that we are much more than depression

This is achieved many times with the help of mindfulness meditation. We have to realize that we are the owners of our lives, and that only we have the capacity and resources necessary to make things change, and get better.

Fill in a weekly self-registration

It lists all the activities carried out throughout the day, it is a way to be clear about what we should do, and to reward ourselves for it. We must never stop loving each other, and giving ourselves time for ourselves..

Relaxation to combat anxiety as a side effect of medication

It consists of a very deep relaxation based on the method of Mindfulness, where the patient apart from calming down, increases their concentration and feeling of well-being.

Logically, all this must be developed within a controlled therapeutic environment and with continuous monitoring by a qualified professional.