How to DELETE: Depression

Doesn't everybody get depressed at times? Yes, but most don't STAY depressed.

Eliminate depression with the DELETE TechniquesTemporary depression is called “reactive depression.” It's usually a natural reaction to a situation or event, such as loss of a job, a broken relationship, or death of a loved one.

But when the depression persists beyond a reasonable length of time it becomes a disorder with disturbances of mood, emotion, and judgment. It then becomes “functional” or “clinical” depression. A person experiencing persistent depression needs help (i.e., counseling or therapy), because time has shown that the person's usual way of coping with depression isn't enough, this time. However, many people are surprised when they discover how easily they overcome depression, when a counselor helps them organize and "pull out the rug" from under the depression.

Depressed people have feelings of being trapped inside their experience and unable to escape. They usually feel tired, hopeless, powerless, perhaps even apathetic or suicidal. (Most of America's 30,000 suicides each year suffer from depression.)

Sometimes a physical examination reveals an underlying biological or chemical basis for the depression, which may be helped by medications. However, since emotions frequently surface as physical symptoms, it may be difficult to determine which is cause and which is effect.

So, it's wise to seek solutions in order to feel better now, today…including learning how to deal with stressful or disappointing situations, so you can keep on feeling good, strong and well, now and in the future.

Since depression is often programmed into the mind via experience, imagination, or instruction, it can often be deprogrammed. This concept has proven successful by excellent results produced by the DELETE Techniques in case after case, time after time.

What is depression?

Depression is an illness that affects your body, thoughts and feelings. A depressive disorder is not the same as a case of the “blues.” Depression is often viewed as a sign of weakness. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.

The symptoms of depression may vary from person to person, and also depend on the severity of the depression. Depression causes changes in thinking, feeling, behavior, and physical well-being:

Symptoms of Depression: Changes in Thinking

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decision making impaired
  • Difficulty with short term memory
  • Negative thoughts
  • Pessimism
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Excessive guilt
  • Self-criticism
  • Self-destructive thoughts (indicative of more serious depression

Symptoms of Depression: Changes in Feelings

  • Sadness
  • Lack of interest in activities that were once pleasurable
  • Lack motivation
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness

Symptoms of Depression: Changes in Behavior

  • Social withdrawal
  • Change in appetite—either eating more or less
  • Excessive crying
  • Complaining about everything, and acting out anger with temper outbursts
  • Low sex drive
  • Personal appearance may be neglected including basic hygiene
  • Difficulty in daily functioning (e.g., decreased work productivity, neglected household responsibilities, difficulty getting out of bed

Symptoms of Depression: Changes in Physical Well-being

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping—excessive sleeping or insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling aches and pains
  • Restlessness


Who Gets Depression?

16% of Americans will have it during their lifetime. Depression can affect anyone. However, there are some variations based on age and gender.

  • Women are about twice as likely to become depressed as men. Higher risk may be due partly to hormonal changes brought on by puberty, menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy.
  • Men. Although their risk for depression is lower, men are more likely to go undiagnosed and less likely to seek help. Men do have some of the typical symptoms of depression, but are more likely to be angry and hostile. They are also more likely to deal with their depression by abusing drugs or alcohol. Men are also at higher risk of suicide as they are four times more likely to commit suicide.
  • Elderly. Life changes such as loss of loved ones and physical illnesses contribute to increased depression in the elderly. They may not get the treatment that they need because they are less likely to talk about their symptoms and loved ones assume that are just going through the normal process of aging.

Nearly two-thirds of depressed people do not get proper treatment due to a variety of reasons:

  • The symptoms are not recognized as depression.
  • Depressed people are seen as weak or lazy.
  • Social stigma causes people to avoid needed treatment.
  • The symptoms are so disabling that the people affected cannot reach out for help.
  • Many symptoms are misdiagnosed as physical problems
  • Individual symptoms are treated, rather than the underlying cause.

Causes of Depression

Some of the more common factors involved in depression are:

  • Family history: Genetics play an important part in depression. It can run in families for generations.
  • Trauma and stress—Financial problems, the breakup of a relationship, or the death of a loved one can bring on depression. Also, positive life changes such as starting a new job, graduating from school, and getting married can bring on depression.
  • Pessimistic personality—people who have low self-esteem and a negative outlook are at higher risk of becoming depressed. These traits may actually be caused by low-level depression known as dysthymia.
  • Physical conditions—serious medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and HIV can contribute to depression. In turn, depression can make medical conditions worse due to weakening of the immune system and difficulty with pain management. Some medications used to treat these conditions may also bring on depression.


Here’s the Good News!!!

Depression  can be overcome through a process called the DELETE Techniques.

These techniques are a simple system by which individuals easily and quickly learn to selectively DELETE (eliminate) their unpleasant or unwanted thoughts and feelings.

The DELETE Techniques are widely known for achieving rapid positive response, and they work for almost everyone.

ACT NOW! Suffering is optional…

If you (or someone you know) suffer from depression, you should consider trying the DELETE Techniques as soon as possible. There’s no reason to suffer needlessly when something can be done to resolve your problem.

We invite you to call us for a FREE initial telephone consultation to determine how the DELETE Techniques will help you. We offer both group and private sessions. We accept many insurance coverages and credit cards. This makes our services available and affordable to virtually everyone.

Contact Dr. Luann today to get your free consultation. Call 1-858-581-1122, or use our online contact form to send her a message.


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