Depression is associated with dark words. “I’m not good enough,” “What’s the use of trying,” “I’m boring,” “I just have no luck,” “Why me" and so on. A depressed person repeats this negative self-talk so many times until it becomes automatic, constantly replaying the same sad lyrics in his mind and believing every word.
Exercise physically and mentally empowers the self, awakening the potential to grow and move on. Should you push him.............I think you should start slowly and go with him until he is ready to go on his own.
The sunlight will energize him. A brisk walk will de-stress and cheer him up. Aim for a twenty minute walk and each time try to pick up the pace. To make it exciting walk briskly for five minutes. Then slow down and walk at a relaxed pace for two minutes. Again, pick up the pace for five minutes, and stroll for two minutes. Continue the cycle. Varying the intervals kicks up the body and his mood, keeping him interested, alert and involved in the switches. When this becomes habitual, have him pump his arms and sprint for a minute as an interval.
Buy him a new pair of sneakers..............to remind him he needs to break those puppies in.
Stick up motivating quotes all over your home, especially on the refrigerator. Play motivating music, perhaps the theme song from Rocky.
Get him outside and into the world again.
Like Nike says, just do it.
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To the best of my knowledge generic medications have the same active ingredients, the same dosage form (tablets, capsules, suspension, and syrup) and are identical in the strength or concentration to brand name medications.
They may look different in shape, size and colors. There are strict guidelines that the generic medication has to meet in order to be called therapeutically equivalent and be marketed to you.
To be approved by the Food and Drug administration here, the amount of medication absorbed and the time that it takes the medication to be absorbed by the generic has to be within a certain percent of the brand name medication.
Even with these guidelines, there may be small differences between medications manufactured by different companies. In many cases, these differences will not dramatically change the way people respond to the medicine, but, in some people, even these small differences may be important. Usually, if a person can be kept on the same manufacturer’s product, they can be effectively and safely treated.
Hello Deb52, I am sorry you are having such a difficult time now with your husband and the depression. Have you considered a second opinion from another psychiatrist? Maybe he is not on the right meds. Also, as your family is not being supportive would it help for you to talk to a therapist to help you along with this? Everyone on this forum is so caring and helpful but sometimes it is good to have a neutral person to help you put things in perspective. I know you want to do the best you can to help your husband. Please remember to try to take good care of yourself too right now. If you are well you will be better able to help him. I will keep you in my prayers. And post any time you feel the need to talk. I will always be glad to listen and offer support.
hello, maybe you can help me. I don't know if my husband is depressed. He came home one night from work in july and said that he needs space. I know that he is not having an affair. We have a good life we have one son who is so wonderful and cute. He says onething and then he says the oppisite. He is working and not going in late, but before we went to newzealand to see his mom and said he didn't want to then the next night he did. He loves to run and bike, but latley, he doesn't feel like it. I ask him if he is depressed he says no. friends and family have seen it too. He use to love restoreing cars and selling them. He has not touch the one in our yard for the past four months. he wanted to put an addtion on about the same time and now doesn't want to live her. He doesn't want to hang out with our friends anymore. He goes to work and then goes to where he is staying. For a long time he has had trouble going to sleep. He is a paramedic and i know he has some rough calls? Is this depression and how to I make him see it and get help.