So – strange as this may seem – the first thing you should do is make sure that it really is this that you are coming with and not being unhappy or put out because something did not go your way. The real thing will be with you for ages, not just one day and then go, and it would not come purely because of one little thing. When someone claims to be feeling it because it is raining or they have no spending money that week that is simply wanting life to go the way they want all of the time.
There are all different types and the usual type is REACTIVE. This is over something important, such as a person you love dying, losing your home, finding out you have cancer. Something which is extremely emotional or life changing or both.
You are doing well if you follow a formula for coping with depression because that way when you have the worst days and the bad days you will see a light at the end of the tunnel. You need to deal with it with a mixture of logic, practical matters and emotion, because it is an emotion and a nasty one. Some forms can bring with them physical symptoms so ask yourself if you are suffering from any physical symptoms due to your depression? Headaches, stomach aches, lethargy, sleeping more or less, change of appetite, nausea, wanting to hide from people etc? Then remind yourself that this is temporary and you will overcome it. Many forms of this illness bring physical symptoms along with the emotional ones, a sure sign that you really are ill and not just having a bad few days emotionally. But just as it can come it can go.
Sometimes medication can beat help you with coping with depression but some people get bad side effects from them and they can be addictive, which in the long run could cause you more problems and maybe worse problems! There are natural ones through homoeopathy, herbal medicine (such as St Johns Wort – BUT that must be taken with caution, read up about it before taking it), Vitamin B can help too. If you want to go down this road read up all about it online or consult a nutritionist. A naturopath is an option. Other people find that using something like a brain machine is a big help. You really should try one of these machines they do help the brain, even if you do not have depression! I have been using one for years, and I never feel down, it helps me to think, to relax, to meditate, to concentrate and make clear decisions. I am a great believer in preventing problems rather than letting them happen and then worrying about what could have been prevented. Some say that going to a counsellor is of benefit to them but I find that strong decisive people do not benefit from it and those who are less decisive and analytical and confident may do. The strong thinkers tend to be able to work it all out on their own without their help. If your