Marsh Landing Behavioral Group on the signs of depression


THIN.COM, HELPING YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND GET HEALTHY AT THE SAME TIME. MARSH LANDING BEHAVIORAL GROUP JOINS US THIS WEEK, AND WE’RE SPEAKING ABOUT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY, THE WARNING SIGNS AND WHEN IT IS TIME TO SEEK HELP. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>WE’VE HAD A LOT IN THE NEWS RECENTLY. ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES, TOM JOHNSON, RECENTLY COMMITTED SUICIDE AND WE KNOW, IT’S BEEN IN THE PUBLIC NEWS AS AN AWARENESS AND THIS IS WHAT GOT ME THINKING ABOUT MAYBE TALKING TO SOMEBODY THAT CAN LOOK FOR WARNING SIGNS AND OFTENTIMES WHAT GOES ON WITH SOMEONE BEFORE AND AFTER SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. WE DECIDED TODAY TO TALK ABOUT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND SOME UNDERLYING CAUSES THAT OFTENTIMES PEOPLE HAVE. IT’S AN IMPORTANT THING TO GET OUT THERE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>YOU KNOW, BEFORE SOMEBODY DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND TO EXAMINE PEOPLE AND WHAT GOES THROUGH THEIR MIND AT THE TIME, CAN YOU MAYBE EXPLAIN THAT A LITTLE BIT TO US?>>I THINK WE HEAR A LOT IN THE MEDIA ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND WE THINK THEY’RE HIGH FUNCTIONING AND HAVE A GREAT LIFE AND SUDDENLY YOU HEAR THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS AND STUDIES SHOW PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND AING DETROIT AND HIDE IT ARE PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER THE GREATEST FROM IT. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS, TO RECOGNIZE IT, TO ADMIT IT AND TO GET SOME HELP BECAUSE THAT CAN PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING, FROM THINGS GETTING THAT BAD TO THAT POINT WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO ENJOY.>>AND SOMETIMES THERE’S A STIGMA OF COMING FORWARD WITH THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT IT AND THAT’S WHEN IT GETS SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET AND IT CONTINUES TO FESTER AND THEY DON’T GET HELP BECAUSE THEY’RE EMBARRASSED.>>ABSOLUTELY. AND IF YOU DON’T FET HELP AND YOU HIDE YOUR DEPRESSION OR AING DETROIT, IT ALWAYS WILL GROW. IT WILL CONSISTENTLY GET WORSE.>>AND THERE’S A HUGE STIGMA. PEOPLE ARE NOT ASHAMED TO SEEK HELP WHEN THEY HAVE INFECTION, DIABETES, HYPER TENSION, THEY TAKE MEDICATION FOR IT, CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLE, GET HELP. FOR SOME REASON PEOPLE DON’T SEE DEPRESSION THE SAME WAY, BUT IT IS. IT CAN BE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT NEEDS TO BE TREATED.>>SURE. IT’S A PROBLEM WITH YOUR BRAIN. YOUR BRAIN IS AN ORGAN. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CHOLESTEROL BUILDING UP IN YOUR BODY, YOU HAVE A VASCULAR ISSUE. IT COULD BE A HEART ISSUE. BRAIN IS JUST ANOTHER ORGAN LIKE ANYTHING ELSE. SO LET’S TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE SIGNS OF DEPRESSION BECAUSE I THINK THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE AT HOME.>>IT IS.>>SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NO INTEREST OR PLEASURE.>>WELL, WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN YOU BECOM DEPRESSED, THINGS THAT NORMALLY USED TO BRING YOU PLEASURE OR JOY NO LONGER DO SO. YOU LOSE INTEREST IN YOUR HOBBIES, MAYBE IN YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, GETTING OUT AND SOCIALIZING AND DOING THINGS THAT NORMALLY WERE FUN FOR YOU. YOU START TO LOSE A LITTLE INTEREST. THERE’S NORMAL UPS AND DOWNS IN LIFE AND THERE’S BAD DAYS AND GOOD DAYS BUT THIS BECOMES MORE INTENSE TO MANAGE.>>IT’S LIKE AN EVERY DAY, NORMAL LIFE WE ALL HAVE BOUTS OF SADNESS. THAT’S SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. THAT’S LIFE. IT’S WHEN YOU GET DOWN IN THE SLUMP AND CAN’T GET OUT. THAT’S WHEN WE NEED TO COME TO PROFESSIONALS LIKE YOU WHERE WE CAN GET HELP.>>TALK TO SOMEBODY. THERE’S ALSO RESOURCES. TALK TO A FRIEND. SOMEONE WILL POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT’S IMPORTANT TO ADMIT AND NOT BE ASHAMED OF IT.>>ANOTHER THING WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, I GUESS SLEEPING TOO MUCH. THESE ARE KIND OF THE SIGNS. DEPRESSION CAN CAUSE A LOSS OF ENERGY, FATIGUE, A DESIRE TO LAY IN BED AND PULL THE COVERS OVER YOUR HEAD, THAT WHOLE SENSATION, JUST A TOTAL LOSS OF ENERGY. CONCENTRATION, SOME PEOPLE HAVE MEMORY LOSS SO IT CAN ESSENTIALLY AFFECT YOUR LIFE AND ABILITY TO MENTION.>>THIS OFTENTIMES GOES HAND IN HAND WITH AING SGLI NXIETY AND I’VE HEARD THAT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ARE OFTENTIMES RELATED IN SOME WAYS. THEY CALL THEM SISTERS OR COUSINS. IT MUST AFFECT THE SAME PART OF THE BRAIN.>>THEY DON’T ALWAYS COEXIST BUT SOMETIMES CAN COEXIST. PEOPLE BECOME VERY ANXIOUS AND THEY BECOME DEPRESSED. WITH ANXIETY, YOU HAVE A LOT OF RACING THOUGHTS, HEART PALPITATIONS. IT’S MORE OF A NERVOUS FEELING LIKE YOU’RE ABOUT TO TAKE THE TEST BUT THAT INTENSITY IS SO SEVERE COMPARED TO THAT FEELING. IT’S A VERY, VERY DEBILITATING FEELING WHEN PEOPLE SUFFER FROM AING SFWLIE NXIETY AND THEY BECOME AFRAID TO LOSE THE HOUSE, CAN’T SLEEP, EXCESSIVE WORRYING, RACING THOUGHTS LIKE I SAID, THAT SEEMS TO BE GENERALLY WHAT PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT. THOSE ARE THE SYMPTOMS.>>AND WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF SOMEONE IS HOME WATCHING AND KNOW SOMEONE MAY BE GOING TO THROUGH IT OR THEY THEMSELVES HAVING PROBLEMS, WHAT CAN WE DO?>>IT’S GREAT TO REACH OUT TO SOMEBODY AND TRY TO GET HELP, TRY TO FIND THE PLACE TO GO, THE RESOURCES.>>THAT’S GREAT. YOU’RE RIGHT IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH. YOU’RE LOCAL HERE AND GIVE THEM A CALL.>>WE HAVE PSYCHIATRISTS AND THERAPIST AS WELL.>>TRY TO TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR NEEDS.>>IT’S NOT JUST ADULTS. IT’S CHILDREN AS WELL AT YOUR PLACE.

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