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There are times in a person’s life where loneliness and lack of contentment is experienced. Depression is a state where an individual feels bored and sad. This feeling can be disturbing especially when a person seems so low and cannot overcome the obstacles that he is experiencing.

Many have thought that this emotional problem is not that serious to worry about. Studies have proven that this state of depression can be an illness and must be treated. Some depressed people may go to a physician for check up and consultation. It could be more advisable if the person would see a therapist.

Most depression therapists are very good in finding the reason why a person became depressed. The process in which a therapist treats depression is through emotional and psychological approach. On the other hand, a doctor will recommend patients to take anti depressant medicines. There are instances that have happened where a doctor treating a patient for depression was involved in such controversies where improper medications were applied.

An expert for depression would classify a depressed person if he shows some symptoms of significant weight loss, increase in appetite, loss of agility, or weight gain because of excessive eating. Others who are depressed may also encounter problems in sleeping or insomnia, over sleeping, decrease of sexual interest, and the lack of interest in lifestyle activities.

Some indications of depression may also come in a more emotional approach like the feeling of sadness and boredom, feeling of being a useless individual, the feeling of guilt to oneself, the feeling of being undecided to some simple decisions, and the decrease of the ability of the mind to think and concentrate. The most frightening symptoms of depression may come if a person is always thinking of his death or an individual wants to commit suicide.

Here are some ways to deal with depression in a personal approach:

1. A person must force himself to go outside. Do not even bother if the climate is not that good. Try to have a walk outside, read a book, or even try to write a poem. This can be an effective idea to overcome the depression rather than staying on the room alone.

2. It is always better if there are people that will support the person in depression. It is recommended that a person seek for a friend or a companion while he is still in the stage of recovering depression. If the individual is not use to this kind of therapy, the Internet should be a very good resort to find ways how to find ways to treat this kind of illness. It could be a little awkward to find some other people who are experiencing depression, but there is the possibility that there are others out there that can relate.

3. It is advisable for the individual to write what he feels at the moment. If there are no friends to tell what the problems are, he may try writing about the feeling so that the hatred or sadness will subside. Holding the feeling can just add more depression.

4. Meditation can be a good tool to overcome the depression. Deep breathing and good relaxation can relieve anxiety and pressure that may lead to depression.

Depression can be treated if the person realizes that he must also do his part on overcoming the illness. If these recommended ways do not show any development to let go of depression then it should be best if the person seek the help of a doctor or a therapist.
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Eight Healing Scriptures To Fight Depression :------

Does depression have you in the pits? One definition of depression is this: "An area that is sunk below its surroundings; a hollow."

Whether you think your life's circumstances are lower than they should be or you feel hollow inside, the secret to fighting depression is to get filled.

The problem is, many people attempt to fight depression by filling themselves with the wrong things. That's how addictions occur. People turn to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, materialism, gambling or other distractions to soothe the emptiness inside. But this "relief" does not last. Instead, it merely deepens the hole until it becomes a grave, consuming their lives.

So what is the solution? The first step is to decide that you are ready for healing. That starts with a personal relationship with God. If you don't have one yet, then you'll learn how later in this article.

Next, meditate on God's word daily to fill you up and lift you up. Doing this will strengthen you and empower you to live in obedience to the word.

Use the following eight healing scriptures to fight depression. Speak them out loud every day.

Psalm 42:11

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 5:11

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.

Ecclesiastes 5:20

For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.

Isaiah 61:3

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."

John 15:11

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

I pray these healing scriptures will bless you today and inspire you to fight depression. God has promised those who believe in him a future and a hope. If you don't have a personal relationship with God, then hit this link to learn how [http://www.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/knowing_god/knowing1.htm].
Once you have this relationship in place, then God will empower you to fight the lies that try to steal your joy and peace. It all starts with renewing your mind with God's word.

Trust that God will heal you, make you whole, and lift you up. And your deliverance will be a powerful message of hope and healing to those who are still struggling.

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