Clinical depression is a mental health issue that affects more than 16 million Americans. Clinical depression does not discriminate when it comes to age, gender, race, social or economic status, etc. Most often there are no visible outward signs to indicate a person is dealing with this condition. As a result of these and other factors, identifying and treating clinical depression can be a serious challenge – even for those who suffer from it.
The team of highly-trained and caring professionals at TMS Health Solutions utilizes a combination of one-on-one counseling services, medications management, and up-to-the-minute treatment methods to formulate a plan customized specifically for each individual’s needs. By combining therapy, counseling, medication when appropriate, and human compassion, the clinicians at TMS Health Solutions are able to help their patients find the pathway to happy, fulfilling lives. (tmshealthsolutions.com/service)
The first and most important step toward wellness is a willingness to get started on the journey to overcoming clinical depression. Oftentimes, the effects of the condition can be debilitating, even crippling. Left untreated, clinical depression can lead to other serious mental – and physical – health problems. Along with participating in a comprehensive, individualized recovery plan, there are a number of steps that can be taken to help understand the nature of clinical depression, how to deal with its symptoms, and how to optimize the treatment process in order to get the most out of it. TMS Health Solutions has compiled a list of tips and suggestions to help those dealing with clinical depression to keep the symptoms under control as they work toward recovery. The list can be viewed at http://info.tmshealthsolutions.com/blog/27-essential-tips-to-treat-clinical-depression. Below are some of the most helpful tips:
1. Pay attention to feelings and emotions. Many people don’t realize that feelings of “sadness”, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, or feelings of abandonment or hopelessness can be indicators of clinical depression, particularly when they last for two weeks or longer.
2. Genetics can play a part in the development of clinical depression. Hormonal imbalances, brain chemistry, and family history are just a few of the factors that can contribute to an individual’s chances of developing clinical depression. Don’t blame yourself for not being able to “cheer up”; clinical depression isn’t just a bad mood.
3. Exercise has been proven to have a significant effect on improving the symptoms of clinical depression. Exercise is a natural mood enhancer as it releases large amounts of endorphins into the body. Endorphins are the brain’s natural “feel-good” chemicals. Getting 20-30 minutes of exercise daily, such as going outside for a walk in the fresh air, has been shown to greatly improve symptoms of clinical depression.