I guess feeling down every so often is a normal; we live in a fast, demanding, stressful culture, and I often have little social support. Life can occassionally be depressing, but when these occassional feelings of depression linger, I wonder if I am suffering from a real depression. I decided, learning about the symptoms of depression can help me make educated choices about depression self help books, and treating depression herbally.
This is what I found out...
Emotional Depression Symptoms
If you feel you have the following symptoms of depression, and they become habitual, you may be suffering from depression.
*Difficulty concentrating, or simple tasks become difficult.
*Insomnia or sleeping too much
*You can't control negative thinking.
*Feeling helpless or hopeless.
*Thoughts that life is not worth living
*short tempered or irratable
*Changes in eating
Physical Symptoms of Depression
I found out tha depression is more than just emotions; depression can show itself as physical symptoms. Because of the variety of physical symptoms, those suffering from depression often mistake it for a physical illness!
This is what I found out are the common physical symptoms of depression:
*Dizziness and light headedness
*Fatigue or exhaustion
*Muscle aches and joint pain
I also discovered one unique alternative treatment for depression, which I had not thought of...
Sound Healing for Depression Symptoms
The emotional and physical symptoms of depression are wired by the nervous system into the brain; people with clinical depression often have highly active right (emotional) brain hemispheres. Binaural beat sound healing can bring brainwave activity into balance, and the symptoms of depression can be eased! I also discovered, that individuals suffering from depression often have overly active "slow wave" activity, such as Alpha and Theta brain waves. One thing, by increasing faster brainwaves, like Gamma and Beta, the symptoms of depression can be eased. Binaural beat sound therapy can be used to adjust the brain wave patterns temporarily. This can balance your brain waves, alleviate your symptoms of depression, leaving you calm, grounded and feeling less depressed!