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Sadness, loneliness, and occasional depression are experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. Feeling sad or depressed can occur as a result of a breakup, work stress, financial problems, general struggles of life, and can be a normal reaction to grief and loss. These feelings come and go and typically there's a source or reason for the depression that we can identify. Conversely, when a low mood and certain accompanying symptoms become the norm and last for more than two weeks it may be indicative of clinical depression. A diagnosis of depression requires that there be several persistent symptoms along with a low mood that is present for at least two weeks. Not everyone will experience every symptom, some may have a few while others will have many symptoms that can be severe or mild and can vary based on the stage of depression.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health symptoms of depression include feeling sad, empty, or anxious. Ongoing aches and pains, digestive problems and headaches that don't ease with treatment and have no known cause. Appetite loss or eating too much including a 5% body weight loss or gain over a month's time. Suicide attempts or thoughts of suicide. Anger, irritability, short-tempered Ness, and everything and everyone getting on your nerves. Loss of interest and activities you once enjoyed even sex, restlessness, and irritability insomnia or excessive sleeping. Feelings of pessimism and hopelessness, feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, or guilt. Fatigue and significant loss of energy, restlessness and restless behavior such as the inability to sit still. Problems concentrating making decisions or remembering details.

If you suspect that you have depression it's time to seek medical help. Depression is certainly treatable and doctors have various options at their disposal. However, if left untreated, depression may get worse and can last for several months or years to cause major suffering, a reduced quality of life and may even lead to suicide. More than ten percent of people with depression commit suicide. There are various mental health screenings to diagnose depression and the type of depression you may have. Typically depression is treated with psychotherapy or antidepressant medications and often both avenues may need to be utilized for successful treatment outcomes if you suspect you have depression.


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Celebrities With Serious Mental Disorders

While it may appear that celebrities lead perfect lives that money and fame make them invulnerable, sometimes it's not always true. Mental illness doesn't discriminate against who it affects. Just like everyone else, celebrities may have struggles they're unable to share that they may struggle with every day. The stigma of mental illness is very strong but here are some celebrities that have come forward to help break it. Emma Stone when speaking to The Wall Street Journal in 2013's doesn't reveal that she's suffered from panic attacks during her childhood. Stone went on to say the attacks became so bad she developed an agoraphobia for a time. While panic disorders tend to develop in persons early 20s, Stone started much earlier around the age of 8 while the attack still happened she's found ways to develop healthy coping strategies to deal with them.

 John Nash, while best known for his Nobel Prize for economics Sciences in 1994, the math genius fought an internal battle with mental illness Nash suffered from paranoid schizophrenia a difficult to sort of it leaves the person unsure of what's real and what isn't. It can affect social responses and ability to think logically at times. Given that it causes feelings of paranoia, Nash said in an interview with PBS that during periods of paranoia he would hear voices but he said they reflected his wishes to have a more influential role in the world. He also said that he didn't suffer and that mental illness is actually misunderstood. He made adjustments in his life to live with his schizophrenia and said it did not negatively affect his work. Nash's story actually inspired the award-winning 2001 film A Beautiful Mind.

Catherine Zeta-jones while now more outspoken about her illness to help erase the stigma, there was a time when Zeta-Jones was wary of discussing her condition in 2011 Zeta-Jones was diagnosed with bipolar disorder - a type of manic depression and sought treatment when first diagnosed. She told InStyle magazine that she didn't want to be a poster child for the illness she wanted to show fans that it could be treated and controlled and wanted to handle this situation gracefully. She checked into a treatment center in April 2013.

Drew Carey the prices right host has never been ashamed to admit that he has suffered from depression in his autobiography dirty jokes and beer stories. The unrefined Carey talks about his longtime battle with mental illness and even speaks of his suicide attempts. He hopes that having more celebrities speaking out will help these stigmatize mental health issues and show they are just like anyone else.

Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Carrie Fisher's life isn't all romance and lightsabers Fisher's struggled with substance abuse and bipolar disorder which can manifest severe mood swings that can affect daily activity. Speaking to ABC News primetime Fisher was able to speak publicly about her illness saying she wasn't ashamed.

 Elton John speaking to Larry King back in 2002. Elton John spoke about his struggle with substance abuse in bulimia an eating disorder that causes people to binge then expel their food either by vomiting or using laxatives. While portrayed more often in women, a quarter of those affected is men. After seeking help for his illness John said it was the best thing I ever did, but you know those three words "I need help" if only I'd said them earlier. John suffered for sixteen years before seeking treatment for his illness and cocaine addiction. In 1990 JK rowling before becoming a best-selling author the Harry Potter writers struggled with depression prior to the take-off of her magical book series Rowling says living in poverty in dealing with the death of her mother drove her to her lowest point she has said the Dementors dark soul sucking creatures that feed off human happiness emerged from her depression while giving her feelings a physical form aided in her recovery she also credits the help of therapists and helping her overcome her

In 1990 JK Rowling before becoming a best-selling author, the Harry Potter writer struggled with depression prior to the take-off of her magical book series. Rowling says living in poverty in dealing with the death of her mother drove her to her lowest point she has said the Dementors dark soul sucking creatures that feed off human happiness emerged from her depression. While giving her feelings a physical form aided in her recovery she also credits the help of therapists and helping her overcome her depression. 

Mel Gibson in addition to a diagnosis of bipolar one disorder which was once classified as a manic depressive disorder. Gibson also had severe issues with alcohol and was even arrested in 2006 in charge of the DUI. It was when he sought help for his substance abuse that he discovered he was suffering from a mental illness feeling ashamed for the way he behaved Gibson apologized for his behavior and sought treatment for his illness.

 Jim Carrey credited as being an amazing comedian in movies like Ace Ventura Bruce Almighty and dumb and dumber. Carrie is considered one of the elite when it comes to acting, so it may come as a surprise that he told interviewers in 2009 that he had struggled with depression for a significant portion of his life. His depression reached a point where he felt it was so debilitating that he could not overcome it so he sought the help from doctors and was prescribed with Prozac. In addition to this illness, Carrie was also diagnosed with ADHD which sometimes goes hand-in-hand with depression. After some time he found that Prozac was not helping and decided to try alternative treatments. In addition to accepting and speaking out about his illness, Carrie also avoids drugs and alcohol which can agitate his condition.

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Lady Gaga Reveals Her Struggle with Depression and Anxiety


I said this earlier and I'll say it again, I invented myself Lady Gaga and I've curated my life to be an expression of my pain, this is how I overcame my depression. It's by creating somebody that I felt was stronger than me but, once I went through all sorts of changes my career taking off becoming more isolated you know nothing was able to fix how I was genetically made. I was born this way so how do we now, knowing all of that no matter how much success you have, no matter how many opportunities of fame and fortune, no matter how many people accept you to your face, the person that really needs to accept you is you.

 I have some sort of anxiety depression something that's changed my whole life.  I take antidepressant medication for it and I have tried to get off of them but, the doctor always tells me not to do that it's not safe.  Whenever I've tried to get off my meds I seem to get very neurotic, so I have had to study all different types of ways and dig into all these different areas to figure out how to function. As a public figure, it's not possible that I have the resources that other kids have so this is not fair. I started looking into Ayurvedic medicine, I started looking into mindfulness and meditation, I started looking into a mantra and I pray sometimes. I make music, write poetry and I am an actress now which helped me a lot, so these are the things that I started to do. What really helped me the most that I want to impress upon all of you is that I realize that part of my identity is saying no to things I don't want to do. You are all in school and you all have a lot of teachers and a lot of people around you that tell you all day what you have to do.

It is your right to choose what you do and don't do. It is your right to choose what you believe in and what you don't believe in. It is your right to curate your life and your own perspective, you are not here to be a puppet for you that's not what they want. Am I wrong to make decisions like why am I unhappy? Stephanie Gaga, why are you unhappy? Why is it that you want to quit music a couple years ago? That's like well I really don't like selling these you know fragrances perfumes, I don't like wasting my time spending days just shaking people's hands and smiling and taking selfies. I feel shallow to my existence and I have a lot more to offer than my image. I don't like being used to make people money, I feel sad when I'm overworked and that I've just become a money-making machine and that my passion and my creativity takes a backseat, that makes me unhappy. So I started to say no I'm not doing that, I'm not taking that picture, I'm not going to that event, I'm not standing by that because that's not what I stand for.

Then slowly but surely I remembered Who I am and then you go home and you look in the mirror and you're like yes I can go to bed with you every night because that person I know, that person has balls, that person has integrity, that person has an opinion, that person doesn't say yes, that person doesn't get a text from somebody and say oh my god they wrote this and they sent this emoji should I write this back. Do you think it's okay to say are they going to like me if I say something different? This is the age that we live in, we're not actually communicating with each other we are unconsciously communicating lives, so when I check in with myself throughout the day and I say do I really want to do this and if the answer is no, I don't do it and you shouldn't either

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Battling Depression Disorder (and winning!)

Hey yo, so I know it's been a very long time since I've made a video. I believe the last one I made was back in March, that was like six seven months ago and I just want to thank my subscribers (everybody) who have emailed me and sent me messages on Facebook and checking up on me making sure I'm okay. In the beginning of this year uh I dealt with a lot of crap very severe depression and I just had to take a step back. I didn't realize I would take such a long time away from YouTube, but I'm just going to go ahead and get this out of the way so I can start making videos again. After I started to feel better you know I sought treatment, got help which is very important.

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