==== ==== This article provides you with helpful information on what you need to do about the exploding mental health mood and depression problems. www.healyourhurt.com ==== ==== Mood and Depression By Marcus M. Mottley, Ph.D. In the past 15 years, the number of people seeking treatment for mood and depression in the U.S. has doubled to25 million a year. Thats bad news, but what is worse is that according to recent research, 90% of these people left their doctors offices with a prescription for antidepressants. It is downright frightening that prescription drugs have become the treatment of choice instead of psychotherapy and other less dangerous and more effective therapies. We arein a bad mood epidemic andina pharmaceutical/drug epidemic and crisis! We need other ways of treating people forthis exploding mental health disorder. One in four women will have a severe or major mood and depression disordersin their lifetime. For men it is one in eight. And, 35 million Americans each year suffer from SAD according to JAMA. One in five Americans are depressed or unhappy, and report high levels of stress, anxiety and sadness. And internationally, 121 million people have been diagnosed with mood and depression disorderswhile countless others remain undiagnosed because of low access to mental health services. Depression can affect a persons ability to work, form relationships, and destroy their quality of life. At its most severe mood and depression disorder can lead to suicide and is responsible for 850,000 deaths world-wide every year. How do you know if you need help? Answer some of the question below. Caution: The questions below are not clinically diagnostic questions. They are being shared as information only and to provide you an incentive to get additional information on mood and depression from other resources. 1. Do you have a tendency to be negative, to see the glass as half empty rather than half full? 2. Do you often experience a dark mood and pessimistic thinking? 3. Do you really dislike the dark, dreary weather, or is your mood triggered by a fall/winter depression (SAD)? 4. Are you often worried and anxious? 5. Do you often feel guilty, critical of yourself, have low self-esteem, or suffer from a lack of confidence? 6. Is your drive, optimism and motivation low? 7. Do you have difficulty concentrating and focusing, and is your will-power low? 8. Are you easily upset, frustrated, irritated, and snappy while under stress? 9. Do you often feel moody, pressured, stressed, uptight, overburdened, and that you dont have enough time to complete your tasks? 10. Do you tend to avoid painful issues or situations where you will experience painful emotions?
11. Have you experienced a great deal of emotional pain and hurt? 12. Do you have the feeling that your emotional health needs to be boosted? 13. Do you have crying spells? 14. Do you have intermittent mental confusion, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating? If you answered yes to five or more of the above questions, then you might consider getting more information on how to move from emotional hurt to emotional health. You need information that might help you avoid the nightmare of having to use prescription drugs to treat your condition for the rest of your life! You can get this at my site identified above and below this post or at www.HealYourHurt.com.
==== ==== This article provides you with helpful information on what you need to do about the exploding mental health mood and depression problems. www.healyourhurt.com ==== ====
Published on Jan 31, 2012