Who Wouldn’t Be Depressed


Your alcoholic appears to not tell you the truth after hundreds of promises to be honest.

Everything seems to break down at the same time, but all the money goes for booze. How much more of this can you take? Is this just the way life is or are you depressed.

Is there an easy way to tell the difference?

How to know if you suffer from depression

Life happens. As you know, living with an alcoholic, it’s not whether something will go wrong but rather when will it happen.

Life with the other shoe just about to drop at any moment in time.

Is it just the way things are when you live with an alcoholic?

Or are you really depressed?

You may use the word depressed when you find yourself in difficult situations. Discouragement may be part of what you feel because of how things just don’t seem to change.

There’s quite a difference between clinical depression and discouragement. Actually if you make changes when discouragement sets in you will begin to feel better.

Clinical depression is more biochemical and may require medication to really see an improvement.

FreeMyAddict has decided to put a very simple test on our website. You can self administer it to see if you might need to get professional help for depression.

What are some of the signs of depression

  • Loss of interest in hobbies or usual activities
  • Down or dysphoric mood most of the day most days of the week
  • Loss of appetite
  • Significant weight loss/gain
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others
  • Lethargy, tired much of the time

These are only a few of the symptoms you may experience.

What can you do if you feeling down?

First, take the test.

Next, if you score high on the test you need to see your doctor for medication.

Then seek a professional counselor to help you talk things through.

When you combine medication with counseling the recurrence is greatly reduced.

Depression results in thoughts that are opposite what you need.

When you feel like isolation, you need to get around some people.

When you feel like no one cares to listen is exactly the time you need to share what’s going on with you.

You can overcome depression with a little help. Don’t give up.

It’s important to know the difference between life situations that discourage you and full blown depression. Both are distressful, but when you seek help it’s important to know where to turn.

If you or someone you know seems to be distressed please let us know how this article has helped.


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