In the wake of the recent incidents of suicides instigatedby depression, swift action is essential to tackle the menace. Awareness is important to bring down depression from reaching to extreme levels of attempting suicide, say experts
Beat depression, avert danger!
They claim that “wariness towards societal remarks for consulting a psychiatrist is the major reason that hinders the victim of depression from attending the counselling sessions.” Here are a few pointers collated based on discussions with experts.
Identification: Identify the stress triggers. Self-awareness and corrective action can help prevent you from getting sucked into depression
Set achievable goals: Not being able to achieve targets can make you feel miserable. So, set small goals like organising the cupboard to start with.
Exercise: Proper exercise leads to good blood circulation throughout the body and to the brain especially where it is adequately needed.
Eat healthy: Do watch what you eat. Depression can make you overeat or stay away from food. Do ensure that the body gets fed well to function properly.
Getting sufficient sleep: Establish regular sleeping patterns that will transform into habits. Be sure to switch off electronic gadgets. Read a book while going to sleep and have a warm glass of milk if required.
Depending on the intensity of depression, it can be minor or major, requiring serious medical intervention. By observing the above 5 shooters, you can smartly combat the blues and lead a healthy life!
By: Dr Sindhura Akkala, eneral Physician, DocOnline