Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stress can lead to depression

It should be a priority for us to relax and make a conscious effort to keep healthy. According to the Life Positive Foundation, "Minor stress events can stir up depression symptoms depending on the personality type." Depression affects a variety of people. The degree of how much it affects a person depends on their age and their gender. According to Laurie Norman, who is a licenced mental health counselor, October is known to be national depression month. "Some people say that depression feels like a black curtain of despair coming down over their lives. Many people feel like they have no energy and can't concentrate. Others feel irritable and cry frequently for no apparent reason. The symptoms vary from person to person, but if you feel down for more than two weeks, and these feelings are interfering with your daily life, you may be clinically depressed."
Norman also informs us that depression is a serious illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts that can last weeks, months or years.
If you or a friend is feeling depressed, it is best to get help instead of thinking that the problem will just go away on its own.
A good place to call or visit is:
Professional Centre' of Delray Beach
4205 W. Atlantic Ave.,
Suite C302
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: 561-495-8868