Anxiety and depression greatly impact bodily functions – physically, spiritually and mentally.
A person who is stressed or experiences depression has no appetite and no interest with everything around him. There isn’t any single aspect that gives a boost to the manifestations since it is always a consolidation of various things and circumstances.
Among 15 adults, one is estimated to affected by depression in a recorded year. One in six individuals will endure depression at some point in their life. This mental condition can occur anytime, but on average, initially materializes during the late teens to middle 20’s. Compared to men, women are more susceptible to experience depression.
The following factors play a key role in the development of depression
– Biochemistry refers to some particular chemicals in the brain that could boost the symptoms of depressions.
– Genetics also has something to do with depression especially when it runs in the family. In idential twins, if one has experienced depression, the other twin has a 70% possibility to experience the same thing.
– Environmental aspects such as non-stop suceptibility to aggression, abandonment, cruelty, or scarceness which cause vulnerability to depression.
– Personality is also seen as one of the factors since there are people with low self-eteem that can be easily affected by stress. Also, they are most of the times pessimistic and perceive things in a negative way.
Breaking Barriers founder and consulting psychologist, Atika Shukla said, “At times founders have experienced panic attacks which are characterized by the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes. The symptoms include sweating, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, fear of losing control. Successive failures in one’s venture can also lead to depression which typically is characterized by a more brooding thought cycle and negative self-talk which is difficult to break.”
She added that symptoms cover the feeling of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness. It also includes loss of interest in everything that was once enjoyed, creating decisions, and thoughts of own’s demise or committing suicide.
According to clinical psychologist, Priyanka Kartari there are ways that affected individuals can win over these unwanted feelings that could ruin their well-being and lives as well.
Exercise. Doing exercises can release endorphins. These are hormones secreted in the brain and nervous system. These body chemicals help us to feel more happiness, better management of anxiety and deal with stress effortlessly and excellently.
Failure acceptance. No one is perfect and accepting failure is the right thing to do. There is a saying that “Experience is the best teacher,” and without failure, a person will never know his lesson and would not know the right thing to do next.
Set goals. It is important to have goals in life. These goals must be definite, considerable, reasonable, and time-bound. Think of what you will become or your business in a couple of years.
Digital detox. It is like detoxifying the immune system of impurities. Digital detox means taking some time off from workloads in the office or home. Have a few days of vacation to unwind and change of ambiance.
Mindfulness. It indicates concentrating on one thing at a specified time which is here and now.
Sustenance. A person should sustain himself and establish a life beyond his company. He needs to share quality time with his friends, relatives, and most importantly with his family.
Talk therapy. It is best to regularly talk with friends or family not only if you want to. You have to let others know what you are going through so they could help appropriately and effectively.
Handling success. Success should be managed carefully as this can easily create confinement and disregarding yourself. Once a business venture succeeds it needs a lot of the owner’s time and attention since the risk factors are high. It can dispose of a lot of social connections and occasions that will boost our mental health in any other way.
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