Grief is a natural reaction to significant loss, but when grief becomes too much of a challenge, or when it lasts so long that it interferes with everyday activities and enjoyment, it can evolve into depression.
Here are some other tips to identify, avoid and overcome grief-related depression.
憂鬱症是一種悲傷、沮喪、悲觀或絕望的感覺，可持續好幾週或幾個月，並且干擾到處理日常事務的能力。 Grief makes it hard to concentrate or find the energy to solve problems. If the problems worsen, so does sadness, and depression can take over. Depression also can be caused by medications or chemical changes in the body. Something has to interrupt this pattern.
- Lack of enjoyment in things that used to provide satisfaction, enjoyment and happiness
- Maintain contact with people whose company you enjoy.
If you find your depression is spiraling out of control, talk to your doctor or seek the help of a mental health professional, either through counseling, medication or a combination of both.
- It is normal for people who can't understand what you feel to try and cheer you up. Accept their attempts to help, but if their approach upsets you, tell them their words or behavior disrespect your feelings.
- If you are a caregiver, remember that you are not responsible for a patient’s depression.
- Allowing yourself a brief time (15 minutes) and a place to think negative thoughts.這樣可讓您控制這種想法。
- Thinking about what changes you can make to gain control of the situation.
- Thinking about what provided you with feelings of worth in the past and what can be done now as a substitute.
- Taking risks in situations in which you can succeed.
- Establishing a set of “little” hopes and events to look forward to.
- Relaxing through guided imagery, visualization, art, music or other self-help activities.
- Affirming and recognizing your self-worth.自我肯定-認定您的自我價值。
- Take medications prescribed by your doctor for depression