Depression is both common and misunderstood. It is often the root problem to life’s bigger problems. We’ll be discussing Patricia Jordan’s experience and her advice for overcoming chronic depression. Join us June 21 at 10am to listen live or stream the interview over the internet.
Web MD (webmd.com) States:
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1.5% of adult Americans are affected by dysthymia. While not as disabling as major depression, dysthymia can keep you from feeling your best and functioning optimally. Dysthymia can begin in childhood or in adulthood and seems to be more common in women.
Common Symptoms of Dysthymic Depression Include:
- Sadness or depressed mood most of the day or almost every day
- Loss of enjoyment in things that were once pleasurable
- Major change in weight (gain or loss of more than 5% of weight within a month) or appetite
- Insomnia or excessive sleep almost every day
- Being physically restless or rundown in a way that is noticeable by others
- Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or excessive guilt almost every day
- Problems with concentration or making decisions almost every day
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, suicide plan, or suicide attempt
Some Say King Saul Suffered from Depression
In the book Biblical Counseling Keys on Depression, author June Hunt lists some key personal characteristics of King Saul that are consistent with our current understanding of depression. These include:
- Discouragement, dismay & hopelessness
- Diminished pleasure in usual activities
- Increased irritability
- Unrealistic negative evaluations
- Exaggerated frustration
- Sad, discouraged & pessimistic
- Loss of appetite
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
About Patricia Jordan & Her Book About Chronic Depression in Her Own Words
My Journey in Overcoming Chronic Dysthymic Depression – Depression is extremely common and equally very misunderstood mental-emotional malady.
There are different levels of depression, thus different types of treatment plans for those who suffer from this blight on the psyche. Some do okay with talk therapy, which is the treatment method that has worked for me. Others who suffer deeper levels of depression need medication, so on.
My book is about what I’ve learned through attending both group and individual counseling sessions, and my own searching for solutions to break the cycle of depression on me.
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