Beat the Cycle of Depression With a Simple Change: The Weighted Blanket for Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the world. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that over 16 million adults, or 6.7%, were diagnosed with depression. (1) When you consider how many people never report their symptoms or get diagnosed, this number is surely higher.
It’s difficult to deal with depression because it forms a vicious cycle. When you become depressed, the world looks bleak. Those affected with depression tend to feel despair and sink into negative behaviors. Often, depression coincides with insomnia and anxiety. Negative thoughts such as “I’m not enough” or “I’m a failure” short-circuit attempts to do healing, healthy things. As your negative thoughts become more prevalent, negative behaviors begin to take hold of your life. Negative behaviors lead to more negative thoughts, and the cycle spins madly on.