When lupus is normal to feel upset or be in a bad mood. This disease may force to adapt to change in their lives. The disease can make the personal relationship strained and sometimes be quite difficult to deal with favorite things. All of this can cause damage to a person emotionally. But feelings of sadness or depression that lasts longer than a few weeks should be investigated and treated.
People with chronic diseases such as lupus are at greater risk of depression. Studies show that more than sixty percent of people with chronic diseases are in a state of depression in certain periods of their life.
Diagnosis can only be a doctor, because some of the symptoms of lupus
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- Loss of energy, sleep problems
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Fatigue - can mimic the symptoms of depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
. It should appeal to a health care professional, and together overcome depression.
There are many ways to overcome the symptoms and the fight against lupus.
The doctor will diagnose the disease and help with the selection of the most acceptable solution. In most cases, we recommend a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant medication. Some people need to take anti-depressants to help them return to normal life. As soon as they feel better, they will continue to do more to fight depression.
When a person first learns that he is ill with lupus, the stage of deep grief to denial, anger and depression are provided. This is normal. But most importantly - do not stay long in any of these steps. On the contrary, we must strive to accept their illness. The adoption of their diagnosis and the continuation of life on can help to cope with depression. This may mean a new purpose in life and new activities that will appeal to and decorate life.
For example, if a man led a very active life until the disease after diagnosis of the disease can be to slow down and take those that previously did not have enough time. For example, I read all the books that have long been in the plans.
Positive internal dialogue
Most people say to yourself throughout the day. And that, as they say, can have a huge impact on your mood. That a man says to himself, it is much more important than all the words that others say about it. Therefore, positive thoughts in your head should not just hold, but from time to time to feed and avoid transmissions to the negative internal dialogue.
For example, do not blame yourself in cowardice, incapacity or cowardice, if you think it is impossible to carry out. On the contrary, it should remind ourselves that everything possible was done, and the day will come when all will be real.
People who can provide support, personal environment
Having a strong support is very important, especially when a person has a chronic disease. But more important to surround yourself with positive people who are able to support you, encourage, even if the need for this will make new friends.
You can also join a support group of people with lupus. It is important to obtain and show empathy, and be among those who understands what that person has to go through. If you do not have such a group in the region of residence, the Internet sure to find a group to empathize and uniting such people.
Visit your doctor - another way to get support. Professional advice and support is always helpful if the doctor is set too positively. It is also a professional doctor's advice useful in improving relations with family and friends.
Seize the day
For a person with lupus can be hard to worry about all that needs to be done and done. Instead, you can focus on one day. You may have to break up the day into small segments for better perception. Every morning, you may wish for a new day to prioritize and address the priorities.
Barometer of mood
Very interesting way to visually create a kind of barometer of the mood, using numbers from 1 to 10. If the mood has dropped to the lower elevations, urgently need to pick it up. Make any changes to someone talk and just say that the mood is excellent, and life is good.
The list of "improvers" mood
A list of all the things that can feel better. This can be a bath with foam and rose petals, call a friend, watching a show or a movie, reading a short walk, relax in the garden or just chat with your dog. This list must always be at hand, and the mood is always changing it should be used. If one of the items on the list does not help, you need to move on to another point.
Contact with his spiritual principle
For religious people, it makes sense to appeal to people from the local religious community. Depending on the faith is useful to go to church or a temple or just read the prayer itself. If hard to leave the house, you can invite someone home from the community.
The mood can be raised by actively pastime. When severe pain it is not out of the question, but regular exercise or just exercise to help deal with the pain and keep yourself in good shape. It also gives a sense of control over their disease. Any activity will benefit, whether they walk close to home, or even hiking in the other room.
Some people benefit from Tai Chi, yoga is very easy, guided imagery or meditation
Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
. Many of these activities help to cope with depression and even improve physical condition.
Any possible information - to the benefit of
The more people with lupus, is aware of his illness, the more he will be aware of, and treatment and his progress. Thereby, possible to control their disease, which in turn reduces the risk of depression and anxiety. Should be based only on reliable sources of knowledge.
No - bad habits
To feel the best, physically and mentally, it is important to eat well and get plenty of rest. Only a healthy, balanced diet and good sleep are capable of supporting a person in good condition. It should get rid of bad habits such as smoking, alcohol and other drugs. In this disease, the health of other systems and organs should be on top.