People will often use
the term depressed when they have no idea what the term means medically. The
result is that the person who is medically depressed will think, their
symptoms are totally different from what they see and hear, and they will
try and work out what is wrong with them. They might have heard horror
stories from the past and these will keep them from asking for the help they
Each one of us has to
learn how to deal with stress in our lives, and we might even have times of
depression. How we deal with these times can be important, and often people
will turn to food as their source of comfort. Food, stress and depression
are linked and there are times when we need to stop and see how we can
change the way we react to different situations.
People who are depressed sometimes find solace in alcohol, but in some cases the drinking eventually becomes habitual and before they know it, they are going to need to be brought to an
alcoholism treatment center for rehabilitation.
of us have to deal with stress, and many people suffer from depression. Food
may something that is not on your list of priorities at the moment. The
thought of sitting down to a meal or, worse still, having to prepare one, is
enough to kill your meager appetite.
you are someone who doesn't bother to eat because of your depression. You
might be struggling through the day on cigarettes and endless cups of
coffee, or even alcohol.
the other hand, you could be one of those people who go straight for the
fridge or larder the minute you are feeling down. Your day is spent eating
vast amounts of filling foods, you eat even if you are not particularly
hungry, and hoping that feeling full will dull the pain.
again you might be someone who will go to extreme and eat nothing all day,
but find yourself in the kitchen at two in the morning cooking bacon
too little or too much is not going to help to make you feel less depressed
in fact; it will do just the opposite. If you virtually starve yourself you
will feel more tired and listless. You could even end up being physically
ill. Overeating will make you uncomfortable and gain weight.
time you look in the mirror and see your pasty face and obese body you will
hate yourself. And if your depression has been triggered off by weight
problems you will feel even worse and it will be harder to control your urge
recognize how useful food is. The right food eaten in the right amounts will
give you energy and keep you healthy, and you need both these things now.
Food can also be a great comforter. Think back to your childhood and
remember how a meal or a particular food could often make you feel so much
better. But before you decide what you are going to eat, you need to cope
with the problem of how to eat.
you need to consider how much you are drinking on a daily basis. Too much
alcohol can also affect your depression, or cause you to be depressed. As
more and more people are turning to alcohol to numb their situation, they
are seeing that they will need to drink more to get the same effect, but
also their depression could become much worse. An occasional drink won’t
hurt you, but drinking to excess every day is likely to make any depression
you have a lot worse.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be
approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and
should not be taken as professional medical advice.