All of us go through the sadness for short time but suffering from prolonged depression that stays weeks, months and even years is different. Vicki was not unusual from anyone else; she had a family, a job and a circle of friends who she saw regularly. However, Vicki suffered from an unexplained prolonged sadness that remained years, a disorder called depression. And after years of anti-depressants, therapy, counseling and even natural treatment; she was finally cured! And Vicki understood a few things along the wayâ€¦
Traditional Depression Treatments: What I wish I would have known
1.) The Utterly Ineffective: Many depression experts focus on "positive thinking," energy work or fads that, while entertaining in their way, sap away hope from their victims and leave unfortunate sufferers in their wake no closer to true happiness at all.
2.) The Prohibitively Expensive: While psychotherapy and counseling have been proven again and again to have a positive effect in the ongoing fight against depression, the sheer cost of this one-on-one depression treatments puts it out of the reach for many sufferers and can cause a huge amount of stress and even sadness (more factors to heighten depression) for people. Sessions with a professional therapist can cost $80, $100, $200 or more per hour, hour after hour, week after week for years with only the smallest, barely noticeable changes in attitude, persona and happiness. Therapy can easily add up to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars per year.
3.) The Dangerous, Side-Effect-Laden "Magic Pills": Listen, we'd all like to be able to swallow a pill that would destroy our bad moods and rocket us to a state of positive, powerful happiness. Though, the truth is 'magic pills' is that many are simply cover-ups or band-aids to what the true problem is. And the terrible side-effects to these medicines can be completely harsh to your body, personality and soul.