It is really a tough irony to accept the fact that one of the causes of your depression is actually the source of your livelihood. Most of the time you find it very difficult to get away from it as you try to keep your lifestyle running as normal as possible. As what most psychiatric people would define it as a “mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity,” work-related stress leading to depression is one unavoidable situation of employees nowadays.Provided with the current lifestyle most employees have, it has resulted to millions of affected employees who are now desperate people looking for jobs in order for them to bridge their everyday needs.If you could only observe, not only the laid off people are affected, the same thing is happening to employees who are able to hold on to their current jobs for now but are reduced of work hours, making them search for additional jobs to substitute the working hours they have lost just to get by with their daily needs.
So since you cannot escape from such inevitable crisis, at least come up with coping mechanisms to alleviate the depression build up. This can be a helpful course to practice for the time being before it reaches an unmanageable level. Before anything else happens, determining your stress level is a good start for you to detect if depression is in the rise. As what many people have been saying, early detection mostly provides a good head start in managing critical situations.
Some ways on how to detect depression is by observing your work attitude within the day.Take note that negative feelings should not harbor yourself longer than 24hours. Common signs seen on personal changes such as irritability or hostility, withdrawal or extreme dependence on others, chronic fatigue, alcohol/drug abuse with workplace changes exhibited such as decreased productivity, difficulty in making decisions, or inability to concentrate should not be ignored or be taken for granted.These signs may turn out to be alarming once disregarded. However, it is not advisable to diagnose yourself since we have professionals who can help us better. In this sense, seeking professional help is still recommended to avoid having important and unnoticeable points being left out. You will also be provided of several advice and coping mechanisms to use that will guide you all throughout your challenging obstacles with work-related depression.
We all understand how important work is for an individual as it serves as a source of his livelihood. However, it does not mean that mental health can be jeopardized in exchange of maintaining a mainstream of job.Work-related stress are sly-oriented events that pull down an employee’s esteem and morale by hitting them on their most vulnerable points, resulting to feelings of inadequacy and most of the time hostility and work depression.There will be times that you will observe that there are indeed events like successful career cannot exist side by side with a happy personal life due to high expectations from both career and personal life goals, which eventually end up in depression.