Mental Health For Creatives

A lot of creatives who exert too much of their brainpower usually exhaust not only their physical strength when engaging in various multi-tasking activities, they also tend to overextend their brains up to the point when it needs some good old time for relaxation.

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A lot of busy people cannot fathom the idea of relaxing and taking the time off from work tend to start having nervous breakdowns, anxiety depression and all sorts of mental illnesses that can cause a person’s sanity to go haywire.

If you are constantly worried and fussing over things, there is a solution!

Anxiety depression is characterized by all sorts of irregularities and erratic behaviour from the person who is suffering from it, this is usually due to certain stress triggers that may tend to easily cause a person undue jitters and stress.

A lot of creatives who tend to get easily nervous over stressful activities are prone to having anxiety depression, it’s just a matter of being strong-willed when it comes to facing difficult and stress-prone activities. It may be pretty hard to overcome at first, but trying to be calm and cool in times of extreme pressure is what’ll save your mental health from going downward spiral.

When it comes to effectively curing one’s self of a mental illness, one must keep in mind that you have to be honest with yourself and assess what kind of depression or mental illness you have, go to a reputable psychiatrist to get yourself diagnosed correctly as well as be able to get the right depression treatment for yourself. Here are the various types of depression:

Manic or Bipolar depression – characterized by sudden and extreme changes in one’s mood wherein one minute he or she is in an elevated state of euphoria while the 

next minute (day or week) he or she is feeling to be in a personal hell.

Postpartum depression – characterized by a prolonged sadness and a feeling of emptiness by a new mother wherein physical stress during childbirth, an uncertain sense of responsibility towards the newborn baby can be just some of the possible factors why some new mother goes through this.

Dysthymia – characterized by a slight similarity with depression, although this time, it’s been proven to be a lot less severe, of course with any case, should be treated immediately.

Cyclothymia – characterized by a slight similarity with Manic or Bipolar depression wherein the individual suffering from this mental illness may occasionally suffer from severe changes in one’s moods.

Seasonal Affective Disorder – characterized by falling in a rut only during specific seasons (i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) studies, however, prove that more people fall into a rut more during the Winter and Fall seasons and lastly, Mood swings, wherein a person’s mood may shift from happy to sad to angry in just a short time.  

But the type of depression that has been proven to be quite common among creatives is anxiety depression, which is characterized by the state of being overly anxious about things.

Anxiety, is a supposedly normal behaviour that’ll help a person adjust more to a certain stressful activity like first date jitters or a gruelling exam the following day. Anxiety helps you get psyched up towards facing certain “difficult situations”; anxiety, therefore, is actually a good thing.

Anxiety depression, however, is simply the opposite, not to be easily dismissed as a “case of the nerves”; Anxiety depression is in actuality an illness that can be caused by the biological makeup of an individual, or in other words, a hereditary illness.

There are various types of Anxiety depression, each having its unique characteristics. Take for example Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD, this kind of Anxiety depression is a lot more complicated than the average Anxiety depression, despite possibly being a day-to-day habit for those who suffer this kind of Anxiety depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder makes the individual quite more paranoid than usual, anxiety attacks are more frequent, even absurd at times.

They can even be anxious even when there’s no apparent reason that calls for them to behave in such away. People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder shows a lot of symptoms, from lack of sleep to being unable to relax, getting tired easily, cannot concentrate on what they’re doing and even suffering from depression.  This kind of Anxiety depression is still curable; just a little work will do the trick.

But the best trick of all, Is rest.

Thank you for reading to the end of this blogpost. Here is a bonus tip for you!

Did you know,

In a 2015 study, Iceland scientists found that people in creative professions are 25% more likely to have gene variants that increase the risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia?

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Published by Israel Olorunnisola

19. Writer. Thinker. Creator

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