I wanted to ask the question to those who are willing to talk about it….do you think that you are depressed because you are overweight or do you think your depression has led you to being overweight? As more and more members join buddyslim and the more i dive into the history of some of my buddies i already have, i am noticing an increasing rate of us who have show signs of depression. Some of us probably won’t admit that they may have depression they think they are just sad.
I was diagnosed with being bipolar and having manic depression. I refused to take any type of medicine because i refuse to except that i am depressed i think i’m just dealing with life. I am learning to better control my rage and when i get down, i just let the tears come as they may. i think crying is healthy, it actually makes me feel better…sometimes. Usually if i’m down i will watch movies that make me cry just so my tears will be about something other than my self. But if i find that i am locking myself away for longer than a day i make it an effort to tell someone. usually talking helps me out.
i know there are others who can’t deal with their sadness or depression like the way that i do and medical treatment is the best way to go.
Of course you know me i found some articles linking obesity and depression…i’ll post a small segment here and add a link for the rest of the articles. I want to know what your opinions about this is..
Obesity And Depression May Be Linked
People who are obese may be more likely to become depressed because they experience themselves as in poor health and are dissatisfied with their appearance. This occurrence was particularly prevalent among women and those of high socio-economic status.
People who are depressed may be more likely to become obese because of physiological changes in their hormone and immune systems that occur in depression. Also, they have more difficulty taking good care of themselves because of symptoms and consequences of depression, such as difficulty adhering to fitness regiments, overeating, and having negative thoughts.
Treatments such as exercise and stress reduction can help to manage both obesity and depression at the same time. Potentially, dieting, which can worsen mood, and antidepressants, which can cause weight gain, should be minimized.
for the full article click here. from this page are some other related articles.