A critical tip for anyone dealing with depression is to consciously realize when you are in need of professional assistance. Attempting to deal with serious cases of depression alone can lead to the escalation of the problem. Seeking medical or psychological help should never be a source of embarrassment, and can often lead to effective resolution of otherwise very thorny dilemmas.

That does not mean that this is how things have to go- it’s just the way they normally go because people don’t educate themselves enough on the Disorder and how to manage it.

Q – Your work is very genuine and reaches out to people. Did you have any experience in this field before joining AC or do you just come by writing naturally from the heart?

The state of our health is closely tied to our sense of confidence and worth – too closely tied. Our society tends to glorify the healthy. Worse even than vilifying the sick, we render them invisible. Perhaps there is some deeply ingrained survival-of-the-fittest instinct at work here, but i think it is time we put it to rest.

Symptoms may include feelings of hopelessness, wanting to sleep all the time, irritability, inability to concentrate, suicide. You might even lose your job because of these.

Most likely this will culminate and explode. Sarah will get into a huge fight with Jack or find some other way to lash out at him for all these wrongs that her unwell mind convinced her that he is responsible for. Now comes the verbal barbs and possibly worse. “I hate you. You’re horrible. You’re worthless. I wish I had never met you.” and liberally lace it with profanity.

Another misconception that many people have is about medication for depression and crazy. These medications are not cures, they are merely suppressants. People still have manic/depressive episodes even when they are on medication, these episodes just do not last as long and are not as severe. It needs to be kept in mind that the medications will help, but they do not bring about a miracle overnight.

Hypomania is a state where the individual possesses quite intense energy & is able to yield unusually high productivity. Ones who remain until this stage turn out to be great salesmen and high powered businessmen. Yet, the danger remains as many of the hypo-maniacs are just of the verge of being full blown maniacs.