Feeling sad every once in a while is a normal; we live in a fast, demanding, high stress culture, and we often have inadequate, or non-existant social support. Life can sometimes be depressing, but when these occassional feelings of depression won’t go away, you may be suffering from a real depressive disorder. Learning about the symptoms of depression, can help you to make educated decisions in seeking out depression self help books, treating depression without medication, or engaging professional treatment and anti-depressant medication.
Emotional Depression Symptoms
If you feel you have the following symptoms of depression, and they won’t go away, you may be suffering from depression.
Depression is more than just sad emotions; depression can show itself as physical depression symptoms. Because of the variety of physical depression symptoms, those suffering from depression often mistake it for a physical condition.
Common physical symptoms of depression include:
Sound Healing for Depression Symptoms
The physical and emotional symptoms of depression are hardwired by the nervous system into the brain; people with clinical depression often have overly active right (emotional) brain hemispheres. Binaural beats for depression can bring brainwave activity into balance, and the symptoms of depression can be eased. Also, people suffering from depression often have overly active “slow wave” brain activity, such as Alpha and Theta. By maximizing faster brainwave frequencies, such as Beta and Gamma, the symptoms of depression can be alleviated. This can easily be accomplished through the use of a sound therapy technique, binaural beats for depression.
Binaural beat sound therapy can be used to bring about responses in the brain; the brain waves will become “entrained”, which means the brain waves will start to resonate at the same frequency as the binaural beat sound. This can change the brain wave patterns temporarily. This has been shown to have a big effect; it can balance your brain waves, ease your symptoms of depression, leaving you calm, grounded and feeling less depressed. Binaural beats for depression can be a quick, simple, and very inexpensive way to find some relief from the symptoms of depression.
Binaural beats for depression self help can be very useful, but if your depression is causing a lot of distress, disrupting your relationships, daily routine or family, then it is time to seek professional counseling for depression. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please seek professional help immediately!
If you are experiencing the physical symptoms of depression, you should get a medical check up. Your physician can discern if your depression is being caused by a medical condition. Drugs and supplements can also create depression symptoms, so tell your doctor about any over the counter medication, prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs, or illegal drugs you are using.
If your doctor rules out a medical reason, the next step is to consult with a qualified therapist who has experience treating depression. The therapist can work with you to find the cause of your depression, and devise a course of treatment, and perhaps even recommend anti-depressants.