Do you have weeks at a time where you want to do nothing? Do you have problems concentrating or cannot sleep?
Is your appetite up and down? You might have clinical symptoms manic depression issues.
Not knowing what is happening to you is scarier than the affliction itself. For someone like me, it was hard to function for weeks at a time.
I just thought I was over worked and this was my body's way of telling me to slow down. I was never worried or concern about depression. I had an annual check up with my doctor and told him about my problems.
He was concern enough to send me to clinical physiatrist for a chat. What I learned shocked me. I was diagnosed with clinical symptoms of manic depression. It does seem hard to understand since there is no strong viewpoint as to why people become depressed. Many doctors, books and studies I have read and listened to everyone or everything I find and no one offers a specific reason why someone is a manic-depressive. Before I could start controlling my depression, I needed to understand it and have some idea what could have triggered this health problem.
Although, I still have questions about clinical symptoms, manic depression is what I was diagnosed with and a doctor is treating me. Can you change your diet to avoid manic depression?
Can you find a different job that makes you completely happy? These are all questions I have asked. The answer is always the same every time. I am a manic-depressive that needs to have medication to control my episodes of depression.
What I eat and what I do are not going to change the fact. I just know the symptoms and signs of depression and try to change things in my life that can trigger any episodes.