Coping With Depression, What is That and How its Happens?


What is Coping? and Do you sometimes feel sad or emotions? This is normal and a part of every day living. It’s also normal to feel depressed after a loved one dies or after a serious illness diagnosis. We may cry, have trouble sleeping or lose our appetite, but what’s not normal is to feel this way for long periods of time. Depression is a mood disorder that effects how you feel and think and how you manage daily activities.

Coping with stress is the process by witch a person conciously attemps to master, minimize or tolerate stressors and problem in life.

Depression is a commomn an serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

What is Depression?

Depression can happen at any time in your life. Major depression can effect more than your mood; for example, you might be sleeping a lot or not sleeping enough. You could lose weight or gain weight and generally lose interest in your life. You may even have thoughts about your own death. Sometimes depression happens when a person has other serious conditions like cancer, heart disease or PTSD.

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad or having depression mood.
  • Loss of interest.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Increase of purporlesess physical activity.
  • Feeling worthles or guilty.
  • Difficulty thingking, concentrating or making decision.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide.

The Symptoms

Also a person may be abusing drugs or alcohol or withdrawing from them and could also be suffering from depression. It can be difficult to diagnose, especially when a person has a tough time talking about their feelings. It can be a sensitive topic to bring up with a healthcare provider. However sometimes a spouse or partner will mention their loved one is having trouble sleeping and is grouchy all the time.With these symptoms there’s often a problem with depression going on too. Some other signs and symptoms of it may include feeling anxious or having an empty mood that won’t go away, feeling hopeless or worthless, losing interest in hobbies or activities you once enjoyed, feeling aches or pains that don’t have a clear cause even after they’ve been treated.

How to Solve it?

The good news is that depression can be treated successfully so you can return to feeling more like yourself. If you are a Veteran enrolled in VA healthcare and you or your loved one suspects you may have depression contact your VA primary care provider, a patient aligned care team member or a mental health professional for help.If you are diagnosed with depression your treatment may include medication and psychotherapy, which is also called cognitive behavior therapy or a combination of both.


Psychotherapy helps by teaching you new ways of thinking and behaving and changing habits that can add to your depression. People usually do best when they receive both kinds of treatment. Gradually with proper treatment you’ll start to feel better, during this time continue to do things you enjoy but go easy on yourself. Be active and be with other people, get good rest, eat at regular times, ask for help from your family, friends and your healthcare team.

Put off making any major life decisions until you feel better.

Last Words….

Remember don’t use alcohol or drugs that are not prescribed to you because they can make your depression worse and harder to treat. If you are concerned about a loved one who is talking about suicide or death, always take them seriously. If they refuse to get help, get help for them anyway. Remember depression can be treated if you think you have depression seek help, the VA wants you to have the best care possible so you can get back to feeling like yourself again.

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