SLEEPING . . . NO INTEREST . . . WORTHLESSNESS . . .
It is certainly understanding, that a person who has had a stroke could
feel sad and depressed. It actually is normal after a stroke. After all,
you are living a totally different life and there are disabilities that you
have. Maybe it's learning to walk again, or speak or read or write.
There could be vision problems. Maybe you aren't able to eat or need
help with it. It could be all those mentioned, plus more. Whatever the
disablity is, it can cause depression in the stroke victim.
Depression can be a very serious condition. Many people have taken
their own lives due to depression. IT MUST BE TREATED. I am not a
doctor. Seek a doctor out, if you are feeling depressed after your stroke.
Some symptoms to consider are feeling sad, wanting to sleep a lot, feeling
like you are not worthy, and having no interest in anything. Maybe you
have no appetite, or your angry and irritable. Isolation can also be a cause.
If you have thoughts of suicide YOU MUST GET MEDICAL ATTENTION
Sometimes, people that are depressed don't say anything. They feel less of
a person, embarrassed, and they think they can handle it themselves. If
you think you are depressed after a stroke, discuss it with your doctor. There
is medication that can help with depression. Depression can get worse as
time goes on. This can slow down your progress with your stroke.
IF YOU THNK YOU COULD BE DEPRESSED, TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. iT IS
VITAL THAT YOU DO THIS AND IT TAKES A STRONG PERSON TO DO IT.
Depression is an illness. It is a chemical imbalance of some sort. Get to your
doctor, so you can get help.
If you are having a problem with concentration, being able to make a decision,
sleeping habits, guilt or hopelessness:
GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR....
Sometimes counseling can help with depression and sometimes you need both
counseling and medication. Whatever it is that you need, let your doctor help
you. That's why he is in the medical field . . . to help you. He'll send you to the
right medical professional that is trained in this field.
Check out this news article (June 23, 2011) on the relationship between
psychological problems and stroke.
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