Depression and ADD.
Depression and Attention Deficit Disorder
often go hand-in-hand yet the depression portion often goes
untreated because people either don't recognize the many symptoms
or mistakenly blame the symptoms of depression on the Attention
It is suggested that up to 25% of people with ADHD are also
depressed or suffer from clinical depression. This type of
Attention Deficit is called "Limbic System" or "Over-Focused"
Attention Deficit Disorder, which includes the symptoms of
Attention Deficit Disorder and the
symptoms of depression. If you feel "down" for more than a few weeks or experience
difficulty functioning in daily life, you may suffer from clinical
The symptoms of depression include:
- A persistent sadness, anxiousness or "empty" mood that lasts
every day for two or more weeks.
- Fatigue or lack of energy.
- Sleeping too much or too little.
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
- Changes in appetite and weight.
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Restlessness or irritability.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. Feelings of guilt, hopelessness or worthlessness.
You might feel sad or negative or have frequent feelings of
helplessness or hopelessness. You might have low self-worth and
low energy levels or be moody and irritable. You may feel anxious,
excessively worried or feel separated from the rest of the world.
You may have trouble sleeping. Your brain may seem foggy and you
might have trouble making simple decisions. You may feel that your
life is somewhat askew, dreary and lackluster - like a grey cloud
persistently hangs over you.
Do these symptoms sound familiar? If so, you are not alone.
More than 19 million suffer from clinical depression every year. You are also in good company. Marlon Brando and Truman Capote
to Barbara Bush and Winston Churchill - and millions of famous and
regular folks in between - have suffered from depression.
Depression is not something to be ashamed of and is
not a character flaw or a sign of weakness. There are many
types of depression but
regardless of the type, the
depression can often be found in changes in brain chemistry.
Research data indicates that people suffering from depression
have imbalances of neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin and
norepinephrine. A serotonin deficiency may cause the sleep
problems, irritability, and anxiety associated with depression. A
deficiency in norepinephrine may contribute to the fatigue and
depressed mood of the illness.
Your primary care physician may prescribe an
antidepressant drug for
clinical depression but these drugs, like prescription medications
for ADHD, have many adverse side effects. Bothersome
antidepressant side effects include nervousness, insomnia,
restlessness, diarrhea, and sexual problems. There are also
serious side effects like violent behavior and potentially fatal
side effects to these medications like suicidal tendencies.
Deprex is a scientifically advanced and highly effective
complex of natural antidepressants. The Deprex formula is designed
to safely provide nutritional support for moderate to severe
clinical depression and possible mood imbalances.
Unlike prescriptive antidepressant medications, Deprex is an
all-natural alternative that provides the necessary dietary
precursors to complement the body's ability to potentiate the
production of serotonin, which plays an important part in mood
regulation. Deprex also increases serotonin and norepinephrine
activity while reducing negative cortisol secretion - all without
adverse side effects.
In addition to using Deprex, there are a number of
depression self-help techniques
to compliment this natural approach.
For depression symptoms with Attention Deficit Disorder
symptoms, use Deprex along with Attend and
Extress. Attend addresses the primary Attention Deficit Disorder
symptoms. Extress relieves the symptoms of impulsivity, temper,
anxiety and compulsiveness. Deprex relieves excess worrying and
emotional rigidity. These three formulas together form a powerful
ADD and depression.