Speaking Point: 3. The depressed person may feel hopeless and helpless. They may feel overwhelmed and withdraw from friends and family They may even become suicidal
Speaking Point: 2. Depression occurs when feelings of extreme sadness or despair last for at least two weeks and interfere with a person’s daily functioning, sleep and eating habits
Speaking Point: Our country’s economic situation is bad news all around. People react to the constant influx of bad news with strong floods of emotions, feelings of inadequacy and low-self-esteem. The pressure of the economic situation is negatively affecting people’s health, relationships and overall life satisfaction. For some people this may lead to “the blues” but others may slip into depression. Fortunately there is help. “Recession Depression” can be overcome.
Dr. Sheila Forman is both a clinical psychologist and attorney who comments on the psychological and legal issues affecting our society today. She is the author of several self-help books, including Self-Fullness – The Art of Loving and Caring For Your ‘Self’ and Do You Use Food To Cope? A Comprehensive 15-Week Program for Overcoming Emot
Speaking Point: 4. Fortunately depression can be treated. Psychotherapy often in combination with medication can be just the remedy
Speaking Point: 5. Depression affects everyone in the household not just the depressed person so address everyone’s needs and the situation can be reversed.
Speaking Point: Dr. Sheila offers tips for coping with depression during these tough economic times:
Speaking Point: 1. Everybody feels “blue” from time to time but when those times never go away a person could be suffering from depression