What are the signs of depressive illness?
Depression becomes an illness, only when treatment they get, usually includes medication and/or psychological counselling. There is no scientific proof of any mental illnesses, depression included.
Depression is real and can change the way a person thinks and behaves, and how his/her body functions.
The difference between L' Approche Véniez © and other treatments for depression are:
- seeing your patient as a human-being,
- understand him/her,
- help your patient understand him/herself,
- find the source or beginning of the symtoms,
- help resolve at the root,
- help him/her become self-
in four sessions
- no medications with it's negative side-effects
Some of the signs or symtoms to look for are:
- feeling worthless, helpless or hopeless,
- sleeping more or less than usual,
- eating more or less than usual,
- having difficulty concentrating or making decisions,
- loss of interest in taking part in activities,
- decreased sex drive,
- avoiding other people,
- overwhelming feelings of sadness or grief,
- feeling unreasonably guilty,
- loss of energy, feeling very tired,
- thoughts of death or suicide.
If you or someone you know has been experiencing a number of these symptoms, we hope this pamphlet will help you understand what is happening and encourage you or your friend to seek professional help with L' Approche Véniez ©.
What causes depression?
There is always a cause or
causes for depression, and is it fully understood. The following factors may make some people more prone than others to react to a loss or failure with a clinical depression:
How long does depression last?
The depressed feelings we all experience after a serious loss or disappointment may last for a short or a long time. How long depends on the person, the severity of the loss, and the support available to help the person to cope with it.
Depression may also last for short or long periods. Without medical treatment, it may end naturally after several weeks or months. With medical treatment, it may become permanent. A chemical unbalance in the brain (bipolar) which only medications can treat. You then are traped into this system until you finally realize that the medication you were taking does not work. On the contrary you have became worst with all of the side effects related.
Does depressive illness follow a pattern?
Unfortunately, once a person has had a clinical depression and is in the system, he/she is more likely to suffer from depression again. For example, some people experience seasonal cycles of depression, particularly in winter. This is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). There is a sickness for every time of the year or any mood you are in.
Five to ten percent of people who experience depression also experience states of exaggerated happiness or elation called mania.
The occurrence of both depression and mania at different times is called bipolar affective disorder, while repeated experiences of depression alone is termed unipolar affective disorder. These titles are another source of prescription DRUGS. “...modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biologic cause of any single mental illness...Patients [have] been diagnosed with 'chemical imbalances' despite the fact that no test exists to support such a claim,