If you have lost interest in your relationship depression may be the culprit. Problems in your relationship may be the cause of your depression or your depression may be the cause of problems in your relationship. There are a number of things that can help with depression so you can be your old self again. Start by talking to your doctor about your symptoms.
Depression has many causes and your doctor should be able to help you figure out what is causing yours. Your depression could be situational and therefore temporary. Let's say you are like many people in this economy and your house is being foreclosed on. This would be a cause of situational depression and you may need a short term anti-depressant to combat the symptoms or maybe you just need to go talk to someone.
Clinical depression usually means that you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. Serotonin is important for making us feel happy and the level of serotonin is insufficient, the end result is depression. Usually a combination of psychological counseling or even the help of a psychiatrist and medication is in order to help the clinically depressed person.
If you have just ended a bad relationship depression may rear it's ugly head. Your doctor should also be able to help you determine how severe your depression is by asking you some simple questions. Usually depression over a relationship is short-lived and will resolve over time. In the unusual occurrence that depression over a relationship is more severe, professional help should be sought out.
Symptoms of depression include withdrawal from all social activities, overwhelming sadness, crying at the drop of a hat, painful joints, excessive sleeping, loss of sexual desire, and even thoughts of suicide. Hopefully, the thoughts of suicide remain just that, thoughts. If there is an actual attempt then immediate intervention is needed.
Most of us have felt depressed at some point in our lives for whatever reason and it has passed sometimes almost unnoticed and one day we wake up and feel like our old self again. Being proactive and facing our demons is another way to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and get on with things. Facing your demons can be empowering and give you self confidence and strength.
As with many other things, symptoms of depression can be lessened by eating healthy, balanced meals and getting some regular exercise. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good and when you are doing good things for your body, your body responds in good ways.
Depression is one of those things that makes the statement, "That that doesn't kill you makes you stronger", very true. when you conquer your depression and come out the other side you are a better person for the experience. Along the way you probably learned some important things about yourself and how you handle the world around you and why you make the choices you make. When you learn what it takes to have a good relationship depression will not be a factor.