What do your eye color tells about your personality ?  

Eyes are the foremost sense organ which reflects the real personality of a person. Sometimes we see a people with really great eyes, we got attracted towards them and wish we could have eyes like them.

Sometimes we don’t do proper care of our eyes. This thing must not happen at all. You all have to take proper care of your eyes.  Just like our fingerprints, no two people have the exact same eye color or iris pattern in the entire world.

eye color

Did you know that your eye color can tell a lot more about you and your personality? If no, then don’t worry I am here to tell you about different eye colors and what they said about you. For instance, if your teenage son does not look you in the eye while answering a question, he is probably not being entirely honest

In humans, phenotypically, eye color falls into one of these basic categories -brown, black, blue or green. Lets have a look on some of the eye colors:

1. Brown eyes:
Over fifty percent of the world’s population has brown eyes, with nearly all individuals from Africa and Asia sharing brown eye color. Brown eyes are typically darker than other eye colors, and they may even appear black in certain individuals. brown eyes symbolize sharpness, blue eye, sweetness and green eyes, mischievousness!
The possible relationship between eye color and personality prompted scientists and researchers to probe deep into the connection.
People with brown eyes are a real bundle of energy. They are funny, witty and love to get their way in various ways.  A person with brown eyes is passionate, impulsive, active and energetic. People with brown eyes are prone to laziness and passivity. They are sensitive and delicate.
2. Black eyes:
Some people think black eyes are common. But surprisingly, this is one of the rare eye color. It is usually a product of very dark brown color. People with black eyes are quite passionate and knows what they want. They are also secretive and do not trust easily and  don’t leave their friends in need and are very loyal and sincere towards them.
3. Blue eyes:
It has been noted that the blue eyed people mostly have long lasting relationships. They are pretty, peaceful, kind, and smart. This eye color is thought to be very desirable and alluring and is also associated with youthfulness (possibly due to the term ‘baby blue’) and with this comes playfulness and innocence. Piercing blue eyes are thought to be very sexy and striking (think Superman).
4. Green eyes:
Green eyes are far less common than blue or brown and perhaps for this reason they are considered to be more ‘mysterious’. According to color psychology, people with strong preference for green strive for safety, security and acknowledgement.

If you possess green eyes, you might come across as someone who gets angry at the drop of a hat or is mysterious; but you can hold the reins well under pressure. You perform exceptionally well where others fail, especially since you are quick and decisive.


Get free manicure and pedicure at home just by doing simple steps

Manicure and pedicure are a great method for making your looks more attractive, but regular going to salon is very expensive that many people can’t afford simply. A pedicure is a treatment done to rejuvenate tired and worn feet and manicure is a treatment done to rejuvenate hands. We can do manicure and pedicure using products that are easily available in our drugstore. The average manicure in New York City costs $10.50 in New York City.  Many salons charge $19.95 for a manicure and pedicure, according to The New York Times expose The Cost of Nice Nails published in May of 2015.
manicure
Manicures began 5,000 years ago in India, when henna was used as nail polish. The popular practice eventually moved to China, where Cixi, the dowager empress was known for her beautiful, long nails. Both Manicures and pedicures are stress-relieving treatments that provide relaxation, produce softer skin and leave you feeling revitalized. Pedicures are relaxing and a great way to take a few moments for yourself and relax during our busy schedules. Depending on whether you’re going to a small nail shop or to a larger spa, prepare to spend between $15 and $40 for a standard pedicure and between $25 and $60 for a deluxe pedicure that includes things like paraffin wax and foot massage
 Steps for doing manicure and pedicure:
Step1
Firstly remove the old nail paint from  nails with acetone(nail paint remover).
Step 2
If your skin is too dry then apply some moisturizer cream on your feet and hands.
Step 3
Apply some raw milk on your feet and hands and add some lemon juice over them. This will perform the task of removing the skin tanning and discolorations. Let the mask dry and then after that clean it.
Step 4
After some time, put your feet/hands in the bucket of warm water. Add some salt and liquid soap in the warm water so as to get better results.
Step 5
Soak your feet/hands for about 30 minutes.
Step 6
Then after removing your hands/feet from warm water, cut your nails and then file them neatly.
Step 7
Rub some olive oil on your nails and massage gently for 2 minutes.
Step 8
Then remove the extra skin near nails gently.
Step 9
Using the pumice stone scrub the dry cells off from the sole of the foot especially the heels.
Step 10
Wash off the your hands/feet and pat dry using a towel.
Step 11
Now apply beautiful nail paint on your nails.
In this way you can get free manicure pedicure at your home. Must try out if you want to relax ur feet and hands.

Is ginger good for you? Here are some facts about ginger

Yes, Ginger is good for you. Ginger is used as a treatment for stomach cramping and diarrhea. Ginger tea is also a common remedy for colds as it can make you sweat, which can break a fever. In India, a ginger paste is applied to the temples as a treatment for headaches.

It is also good in sauces, and fruit dishes, and is often used heavily in Asian cooking. Ginger is available year-round. When selecting gingerroot, choose robust firm roots with a spicy fragrance and smooth skin. Gingerroot should not be cracked or withered.

 

Facts about ginger:

1. A study published in the November 2003 issue of Life Sciences suggests that at least one reason for ginger’s beneficial effects is the free radical protection afforded by one of its active phenolic constituents, 6-gingerol.

2. Ginger can be grown as home garden plant or as potherb so that its fresh roots and leaves can be readily picked up for immediate use. In the store, however, choose organic, fresh root over the dried form since it is superior in quality and flavor.

3. Ginger has become a hot commodity due to its countless uses and benefits, hence production and export of ginger around the world has increased. This infographic showcases the visual narratives of the ginger trade data. It also highlights the top 10 countries that export Ginger as a product for 2014.

4. It can be stored tightly wrapped in a paper towel or plastic wrap (or put into a plastic bag) in the refrigerator for 2–3 weeks and like galangal, gingerroot can also be placed in a jar of sherry and refrigerated for 3–6 months.

5. Ginger is a great yang tonic which boosts energy, increases body temperature and vitality.

6. To make ginger tea, slice some ginger root, put it in a tea ball and place in a teapot. Pour boiling water over the tea ball and let it sit for ten minutes. Sweeten with honey or drink it straight.

7. For over 2 thousand years Chinese medicine has recommended the use of ginger to help cure and prevent several health problems. It is known to promote energy circulation in the body while positively increasing the body’s metabolic rate.

8. Ginger has also been found to reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea (severe pain during a menstrual cycle). In one study, 83% of women taking ginger capsules reported improvements in pain symptoms compared to 47% of those on placebo.

9. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether the plant was harvested when it was mature or young.

10. Ginger root slices, boiled in water with lemon or orange juice, and honey, is a popular herbal drink in ayurvedic medicine to relieve common cold, cough, and sore throat. Ginger root slices, boiled in water with lemon or orange juice, and honey, is a popular herbal drink in ayurvedic medicine to relieve common cold, cough, and sore throat.

11. Ginger does contain numerous other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds beneficial to health such as gingerols, beta-carotene, capsaicin, caffeic acid, curcumin and salicylate.

12. Jamaican ginger is considered to be the best of all. Ginger is available year-round. When selecting gingerroot, choose robust firm roots with a spicy fragrance and smooth skin. Gingerroot should not be cracked or withered.

13. The most famous pickled ginger is Japanese. The gary is a not yet mature ginger marinated with vinegar and sugar: it’s a traditional accompaniment to sushi and sashimi.


 

How to get rid of wrinkles under your eyes in just few days naturally

Whenever any person see your face, the first thing noticed by that person is surely your eyes. Some of the people have fine lines around their eyes then these lines turn into deeper lines which we call wrinkle. Those wrinkles make your eyes look less attractive. The skin around the eyes is very thinnest one as compared to another skin of the body so the wrinkles easy caught around eyes. The dilemma doesn’t cease there, you can also get dark circles, puffiness and even discoloration under your eyes.
wrinkles
The major causes of wrinkles under eyes are stress, poor facial skin care, smoking, aging, genetics and hereditary factors, sun exposure etc.
Some of the home remedies for wrinkles under eyes are as follows:
1. Pineapple
Take some pineapple juice and apply on the eye wrinkles. Let it dry for twenty minutes and then wash it with the fresh water. This will assist you treat wrinkles in general and also in preventing the early onset of wrinkles.
2. Lemon juice
Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub it gently on the wrinkled areas under your eyes. Do it twice a day for better results. Once in the morning just after you wake up and then at night right before you go to bed.
3. Cucumber, mint and rose water
These ingredients are also helps in removing wrinkles around eyes and give your eyes an energy boost. Take half of cucumber,mint leaves and rose water and blend them together in a blender. Now soak the cotton pads into the juice and squeeze out any excess. Repeat until you don’t have any juice left.

4. Ice Cubes

Ice cubes are also help in lightening the wrinkles under eyes. While rubbing ice cubes on the wrinkles, It is advisable to rotate one the ice cubes around your eyes that will prevent the formation of new wrinkles while treating the existing ones.
5. Orange juice
Orange juice is also beneficial for preventing wrinkle around eyes naturally. Take some fresh orange juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and apply it around your eyes twice a day for best yield. Don’t let juice enter your eyes. This will harm your eyes.
6. Oil massage
Massage the oil regularly around your eyes. It will help in repairing, moisturizing  and regenerating new skin cells.
Mix two three drops of honey, glycerine any of the above oil. Massage this mixture into your skin two times a day. This helps in tightening your loose skin around eyes.
7. Maintain a healthy diet
Most important tip to prevent wrinkle around eyes is to maintain your diet properly. Take omega3 from cold-water fish or supplements, rest; sleep; drink enough water to stay hydrated.

8. Grape seed oil

Grape see oil is full of anti-oxidants such as proanthocyanidins, which help in reversing the loss of growing older. That is why many women use grape seed oil for wrinkle. If applied on dry epidermis, it keeps the epidermis moisturized, and as everybody knows, moisturized epidermis is less likely to get wrinkles than a dry one.
Try out these home remedies definitely you will see positive results. If someone know anything more then you can mention it in comments.

Crazy facts about makeup that will shock you

We’re lucky we live in this modern era, because women of the past sure had a different experience with their cosmetics. women love how wearing makeup allows them to feel gorgeous, powerful, and sometimes even chameleon-like.

 

 

The word “cosmetic” comes from the Greek word “kosmos”, which means “of this world” or “worldly”. Make-up and cosmetics have been around for longer than we know. This is why cosmetics has an incredibly interesting evolution and history. Whether you are a man or a woman, these facts will blow your mind. Cosmetics products represent wide variety of substances that can change the look and smell of our bodies.

Few makeup facts:

  • Sometimes using a product simply to improve your appearance can do more harm than good.
  • Apparently, women spend about $15,000 in their lifetime on cosmetics.
  • Feminists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton wore lipstick as a symbol of freedom from oppression when they marched for the right to vote.
  • There are only 10 banned ingredients in the U.S., but more than 1,400 in the EU.
  • The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 B.C. Unlike the formula today, the original version was a mixture of beeswax, gum, egg whites and colored powder.
  • In the olden days, people wore makeup to frighten enemies, show a social rank or make magic.
  • Some laws never get tossed out no matter how outdated and absurd. In order for a woman to wear makeup in Morrisville, Pennsylvania she must get a permit first. Luckily, no one is enforcing this law!
  • More women began to shave their underarm hair after seeing a model with shaved armpits in a fashion ad in 1915.
  •  The founder of Maybelline named the company after his sister Maybel since she was his main inspiration to create makeup products.
  • In the first study of its kind, researchers noted many personal products were present in pool water samples. As swimmers don’t normally shower before swimming, toxins from the products wash off their skin.
  • The best way to remove makeup–even if you have oily skin–it by using an oil or oil-based product.  In college when I took a print-making class,  I learned that “oil cleaned (removed) oil” when I cleaned the the plates.  Soap is the second step of the cleaning process–it’s the “detergent” step.
  • Many of your personal products, like cosmetics, sunscreen, antiperspirants, and even certain medications can contain aluminum. It’s not just these things, though; aluminum might even be added into your food.
  • Many Muslim brides cover their hands and feet with Henna patterns before their marriage for good luck in their marriages
  • Manufacturers have been adding these tiny plastic beads to body washes and toothpastes for years, and now they’re washing down our drains into our lakes and rivers where they’ll collect toxins.
  • Most of us take care of our hair, but ignore our lashes. Let’s admit it, we’ve all slept with our make up at one point in our lives. Sleeping with mascara on can cause your eyelashes to dry up and eventually break off.
  • Women spend over a billion dollars a year in anti-aging creams. Actually, expense anti-aging creams have little or no effect on wrinkles but they smell damn good and make you feel like you’re doing something about wrinkles.
  • 80% of self-use makeup products has not been tested for safety and safe use.
  • Lipstick first appeared approximately 4,000–5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia when women ground precious gems into dust to decorate their lips.
  • Face creams have been made from everything from caviar to snail slime, but a recent trend advertises a cream made from meteorites.
  • The first mass-marketed hairspray was launched in 1960 by L’Oreal.

Home Remedies for dry lips in winter season results in 1 week

Dry  lips are rarely a serious problem and mainly occurs during the cold winter months.The problem of dry lips occurs due to wind exposure or sunburn. Those who have a habit of constantly licking the lips may also develop dry lips. Breathing through the mouth can also cause your lips to become dry.

dry lips

In some cases, certain mild health conditions such as a common cold, nutritional deficiencies, allergies and dehydration may cause the lips to become dry and cracked. It is very easy to care for chapped and dry lips. Lips  can be dry, cracked, and painful. They can be caused by number of things, including dry weather, licking your lips, and certain medications.

It’s very tempting to pick and bite off flakes of dried skin, but this will only make your lips bleed and heal more slowly. Irritating the skin around your mouth may also trigger a cold sore if you’re prone to getting them.
It’s also tempting to keep licking dry or cracked lips. But this will only dry your lips more, as the saliva evaporates and the repeated licking or wetting “washes” the natural grease off the skin.

Some of the main causes are vitamin deficiency, allergic reaction, dehydration, smoking, excessive licking of lips, sun exposure and harsh weather. Dry, cracked lips have also been associated with a deficiency of certain B vitamins. For example, although it is not a typical symptom, cracked lips (especially at the corners) can sometimes signal a folic acid deficiency. They also can be a symptom of a riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency. Those at risk for this condition include people who are elderly or have a chronic illness or alcohol dependence. A riboflavin deficiency can typically be remedied with a balanced, healthy diet or a vitamin supplement.

Home Remedies for dry lips:

1. Drink plenty of water:

Being dehydrated can cause dry, chapped lips. Try to increase the amount of water you drink to help keep your lips hydrated. Winter has especially dry air, so make sure to increase hydration during this season. Drink at least the 8-10 glasses of water a day.

2. Using moisturizer:

Moisturizers help your lips to stay hydrated and to absorb moisture more easily. They are an essential part of keeping your Pink lips as hydrated as they can be. Look for the following ingredients in your moisturizers:

Shea Butter, Emu Butter, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil

3. Use Petroleum  jelly:

Petroleum jelly (e.g., Vaseline) can help seal and protect your lips, acting as a balm. Using petroleum may also help to protect against the sun, which may dry and crack lips.

Apply a sunscreen formulated for lips under the petroleum jelly.

4. Use Warm water :

It helps to relieve dryness and also improves blood flow in the lips. Take some warm water in a bowl and soak a clean washcloth in it. Squeeze out the excess water and place the cloth against your lips until it cools down. Repeat this 3 to 4 times until the lips become softer and less rough.

You can then gently rub the cloth against your lips a few times. This helps to get rid of dead and dry skin.

Next take dip a clean cloth in cool water and hold it against your lips for a few seconds. Then gently pat dry.

5. Aloe vera:

The healing properties of aloe vera are well known to everyone and it also helps a person having dry and chapped lips. Aloe vera gel can be applied directly on lips, which besides healing the chapping, also relieves the pain.

6. Brown sugar:

Bugat sugar also helps in getting relief from chapped and dry lips. Half cup of brown sugar, mixed with two tablespoons of almond or olive oil, is beneficial when applied on cracked lips. It is a good at home cure for dry lips.

Additional Tips:

  • Apply lip balm before you sleep. If possible, use balms containing shea or cocoa butter.

 

  • Never peel off the dead dry skin from the lips, instead clean it with a cotton ball soaked in warm water or with the help of soft bristled toothbrush.

 

  • Never lick or bite the skin of lips.

 

Need 4 hugs a day for health benefits why?

Hugging is extremely effective at healing  sickness, disease, anxiety, depression, loneliness and stress. Hug is a universal medicine. hugging also provides a window into the health of your relationship and offers an easy way to improve it.

Hugging Until Relaxed is a therapeutic technique that encourages partners to hold each other while in a standing hugs. Ultimately, both partners find stability and comfort in the embrace by achieving equilibrium of balance and closeness while holding each other.

Psychotherapist Virginia Satir also famously said: “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”

“Physical contact is not only pleasant, but necessary for our psychological, emotional, and physical well-being, increasing the joy and health of the individual in society. The hug is a very special way of touching, making you accept yourself better and feel more accepted by others. Sometimes, your partner or love interest just wants a hug, but you want to give them the hug that means more.

Some surprising health benefits which are as follows:
1. Those hugs that your mum gave you, when you had grazed your knee, really did make the pain go away. When you hug, your body releases oxytocin, which decreases your pain levels.
2. A small hug can release tension from our body. It can soothe ache by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.
3. When we hug a person to show empathy, they tend to hug us back, and this is to show us that they appreciate the comfort we offer to them. Such simple act can sincerely touch a soul.
4. A 20-second hug, along with 10 minutes of hand-holding, also reduces the harmful physical effects of stress, including its impact on your blood pressure and heart rate.
5. Hugging relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension in the body. Hugs can take away pain; they soothe aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.
6. Hugging releases endorphins, which relieve pain by blocking pain pathways and soothe aches by increasing circulation to soft tissues.
7. Hugging makes you bond better with your partner. This is because, when you’re hugging, your body releases oxytocin, a hormone which causes an increase in feelings of commitment and intimacy.
8. Hugging can make you forget about the cares of the world, even if only for a while. It makes your muscles relax.
9. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.”
10. A hug will give you more confidence and help you feel more at home in an awkward situation. If you go into a room and you know only one person there, if that person gives you a hug, it will make you feel more welcome into the whole group.
11. Hugging can decrease heart rate. In a study conducted by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, participants who did not have any contact with their partners developed a quickened heart rate of 10 beats per minute compared to 5 beats per minute among those who got to hug their partners during the experiment.

12. Hugging is a way improves one’s self esteem and helps in nurturing the ability to love oneself.

13. Hugs always makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. But even beyond this feeling of being protected and loved, hugging as a touching gesture can really do wonderful things for our wellbeing.

“When you’re hugging or cuddling with someone, [he or she is] stimulating pressure receptors under your skin in a way that leads to a cascade of events including an increase in vagal activity, which puts you in a relaxed state,” explains psychologist Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  Hugging releases the hormones serotonin and dopamine. Those hormones make you feel good and lift your mood. As a result you feel more closer to the person who makes you feel good. Good relationship has also a positive effect on your overall health.

Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin’s role in various behaviors, including orgasm, social recognition, pair bonding, anxiety, and maternal behaviors. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone”.
Hugging your loved ones on happy occasions doubles the joy and instills a feeling of confidence to conquer the world.
Whether you’re getting a good squeeze from your best buddies, your grandma, that adorable little baby cousin of yours or the dude you’re crushing on, I think we can all agree that hugging is awesome. The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust, and this can facilitate open and honest communication.

As dementia and Alzheimer’s progresses, the person’s ability to communicate verbally decreases but they still need and benefit from physical touch and they can still feel the love you give through your hug.


Two magical home remedies that make your lips pink overnight

Normal pink lips are most imperative component of a lady and man’s appeal which add to their appeal, dark lips can discolor individual picture and can bring about embarrassment. There are numerous variables that can bring about your lips to go dim. Lip care is very crucial for us. The primary driver are the presentation to UV beams, hypersensitivities, smoking, caffeine admission and hormonal irregular characteristics. In any case, dim lips are a standout amongst the most well-known issues influencing individuals of all ages. To dispose of dim lips one ought to go for LIP LITE. It works like a panacea for lips. This is especially intended for de-pigmentation of lips. It decreases color development that causes murkiness and results in brilliant and pink lips that tastefully characterize your face.
Presently we have given over the best common excellence tips to help your lips. Hone them and perceive how your lips blossom and sparkle like a pink rose.

Two magical home remedies that make your lips pink overnight

Every girl want to have pink lips. Pink lips glow up their beauty. Many ladies suffer from dry, dull and discolored lips which both look and feel unpleasant.  Some girls have got pink lips by birth. But some girls have got brown or black lips and they always worry about that. They keeps on trying my home remedies as well beauty products for making their lips pink.
No more worries!!!! I am here for you to give you two magical home remedies for getting pink lips. Girls, you have to try these home remedies at night everyday to get best results.

Home remedy-1:

Ingredients:
1. Some rose petals
2. Milk
3. Saffron
How to do:
1. Take some rose petals in the bowl.
2. Put 2 teaspoon of milk.
3. Then put a pinch of saffron.
4. Now mash them well and pour it in another bowl.
5. Dip cotton ball in the paste formed and apply it on your lips gently.
6. Leave it overnight.

Home remedy-2:

Ingredient:
1. Almond Oil
How to do:
1) Take some almond oil.
2) Apply it onto your lips.
3) Leave it overnight.
After trying these home remedies definitely you are going to get pink lips. But you have to keep in mind that you must try these home remedies at night time.

Tips for Lip care:

1. Apply almond oil on your lips before sleep time as this helps lips, in this way lessening staining.
2. You can likewise blend lemon/lime juice with almond oil and apply for the same reason.
3. Day by day use of cucumber juice would likewise help dim lips.
4. The profound purple shading fixing present in beetroot has normal properties to diminish step by step dimness of your lips and consequently can purge and help your dull lips.
 5. Olive oil contains a few imperative minerals, vitamins and different supplements. Clean olive oil onto your lips before you rest during the evening to diminish your lips and give regular gleam to them.
6.  Press a lemon and back rub its crisp juice over your lips. You can apply this home cure each prior night you rest to get reflexive and pink lips.
7. Lip pigmentation can likewise be hereditary. Thus, in the event that, you have dark or dim lips right from birth, there is not by any stretch of the imagination much to be done with the exception of restorative surgery maybe.
8. Drink no less than eight glasses of water each day.
9. Use lip medicine to secure them against sun beams. Tail this consistently.
10. Use concealer on your melancholy lips before wearing your lipstick.
11. Take in a sound and adjusted eating regimen.
12.. Try not to suck your lip.
13. Massage your lips easily with a decent lip medicine amid night.
Additional tip for lip care:
  • Wash your face and remove all the makeup before going to bed.
  • Smoking leads to blackening of lips so stop smoking.
  • Use lipsticks sparingly (apply only when you need them the most) and always buy lip products from reputed brands.
  • Ensure that you check for the expiry date and not use expired lipsticks or lip products.
  • Do not suck your lips.
  • Apply lip balm everyday in winter to escape from dry lips.

Dermatologists encourage us not to suck or lick the lips, in order to keep them wet. If not taken consideration, this will facilitate dry them out, prompting obscuring of the lips. Indeed, even the propensity for gnawing lips ought to be kept away from as there is the danger of harming them.


Everything about depression-symptoms,facts,kinds and how to overcome it

We all know that ups and downs come in everyone’s life. Its depends upon us how we handle them. But some people goes into depression while facing downs. They are unable to come out from that quandary. They started thinking negative and negative. This state is known as depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming.

Are you depressed?

1. If you have seen these symptoms in you then possibly you are depressed
2. Appetite has changed
3. Feels lonely
4. Negative thoughts
5. Anxiety
6. Much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
7. Consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior
8. Lost interest in friends, activities, and things you used to enjoy
9. Can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
10. Can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
Most common statement of depressed persons:
I have everything in my life but still I am not happy with it. There is lack of harmony in my life. I always lost in my thoughts and that thoughts are negative one. I don’t know what to do.

Facts about depression:

  • Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also suffer from depression.
  • More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression in a given year.
  • Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men.
  • 80% of all people with clinical depression who have received treatment significantly improve their lives.
  • The economic cost of depression is estimated at $30.4 billion a year but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated.
  • Women experience depression about twice as often as men.
  • Major Depression is 1.5-3.0 times more common among first-degree biological relatives of those with the disorder than among the general population.
  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
  • There are interrelationships between depression and physical health. For example, cardiovascular disease can lead to depression and vice versa.

Following are the kinds of depression:

 1. Major Depression:

You may hear your doctor call this “major depressive disorder.” You might have this type if you feel depressed most of the time for most days of the week.
Some other symptoms like Loss of interest or pleasure in your activities, Weight loss or gain, Trouble getting to sleep or feeling sleepy during the day, Feelings of being “sped up” or “slowed down”, Being tired and without energy, Feeling worthless or guilty, Trouble concentrating or making decisions, Thoughts of suicide.
Your doctor might diagnose you with major depression if you have five or more of these symptoms on most days for 2 weeks or longer.

2. Psychotic Depression:

People with psychotic depression have the symptoms of major depression along with “psychotic” symptoms, such as:
Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
Delusions (false beliefs)
Paranoia (wrongly believing that others are trying to harm you)
A combination of antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs can treat psychotic depression. ECT may also be an option.

3. Atypical Depression:

Atypical depression is a variation of depression that is slightly different from major depression. The sufferer is sometimes able to experience happiness and moments of elation. Symptoms of atypical depression include fatigue, oversleeping, overeating and weight gain.
People who suffer from atypical depression believe that outside events control their mood (i.e. success, attention and praise). Episodes of atypical depression can last for months or a sufferer may live with it forever.

4. Manic Depression:

Manic depression can be defined as an emotional disorder characterized by changing mood shifts from depression to mania which can sometimes be quite rapid. People who suffer from manic depression have an extremely high rate of suicide.

5. Dysthymia Depression:

Dysthymia is characterized by an overwhelming yet chronic state of depression, exhibited by a depressed mood for most of the days, for more days than not, for at least 2 years.  (In children and adolescents, mood can be irritable and duration must be at  least 1 year.)  The person who suffers from this disorder must not have gone for more than 2 months without experiencing two or more of the following symptoms:
Symptoms of Dysthymia:
Appetite and/or weight changes
Trouble sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
Decreased energy, fatigue
Low self-esteem
Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
Feelings of hopelessness

6. Postpartum Depression:

This depression occurs right after giving birth.  It is much more than the “baby blues” that many women experience after giving birth, when hormonal and physical changes and the new responsibility of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. It seriously interferes with the woman’s daily activities.


 

Overcome your depression just by following few steps

Depression is mainly seen in women as they worry about small issues always.   According to the Federal Center for Mental Health Services, “depression affects as many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents.”

The number of students on psychiatric medications increasing by 10 percent in 10 years. But one can overcome depression just by following the below steps:

  1. Depressed person must need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD. He’s a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. Depression can fully disturb one’s life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you overcome depression.
  2. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression.
  3. Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse.
  4. There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It’s a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better.
  5. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon and tuna) and folic acid (such as spinach and avocado) could help ease depression.
  6. Start by making some changes to your lifestyle. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap. Take all the distractions out of your bedroom like no computer and no TV. In time, you may find your sleep.
  7. When you’re depressed, you may feel like you can’t accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself.
  8. While nothing can replace the human connection, pets can bring joy and companionship into your life and help you feel less isolated. Caring for a pet can also get you outside of yourself and give you a sense of being needed—both powerful antidotes to depression.
  9. Listening to upbeat, happy music alters brain chemistry and can improve your mood and lessen anxiety.