How can I tell the difference between exhaustion and depression? Read more for some of the differences between exhaustion and depression and for three things in your control that you can change to make yourself feel better.
There are times when life doesn’t make sense, when pain is great. The most difficult of circumstances, cancer diagnosis, miscarriage, even the death of a loved one, require the greatest trust. They require that we trust God even when we don’t understand.
In this Ask Dr. B column, a reader is asking what to do because her husband suffers with bouts of depression. She asks if it is normal for him to be angry. When he’s depressed, his behaviors are hurtful. What do you do when a spouse is depressed?
I sat facing her: her arms crossed, head down. When I asked her a question, her head raised almost imperceptibly, and she looked through her long dark hair covering her eyes. Unsure what she had to live for or who would miss her if she was gone, as depression had stolen all rational perspective. [more]
“You know It’s bad when this doctor finally gives up the fight and becomes the patient. It’s pneumonia. Prayers appreciated.” That was the first post I put on social media to update the status…on Good Friday.
Illness had gripped my family a couple of days before our spring break trip and traveled from one family member to the next every couple days until I was the last to succumb. Unfortunately, I was also the one who took the longest to recover and not until it first got much worse. [more]