Self-Help for Depression
Depressive illnesses make you feel exhausted, worthless, helpless and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. It is important to realize that these negative views are part of the depression and typically do not accurately reflect your situation. Negative thinking fades as treatment begins to take effect. In the meantime:
Since depression can make you feel exhausted and helpless, you will want and probably need help from others. However, people who have never had a depressive illness may not fully understand its effect. They won't mean to hurt you, but they may say and do things that do. It may help to share this article with those you most care about so they can better understand and help you.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beating the Blues (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Alpha Development Group, Ellen, Dr McGrath, Marcela Kogan
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