Push yourself to go out and be social as much as possible. The more withdrawn you stay, the more you are feeding into the depression. I have experience the same appetite loss before. This means that you tend to manifest stress in somatoform ways (physiological symptoms). It will take some time but keep yourself distracted as much as possible. No sad, sappy radio stations, only happy music and happy, fun tv shows and happy, fun people. Treat yourself to a bit of chocolate or indulgence every now and then. Chocolate will help boost your mood. Invest in a few self-help books related to what you are going through, which will help you process your depression more logically. Also, keep your surroundings well-lit. The brightness of a room contributes to your mood. Get some real sunshine if you can and go for a walk, or foster or adopt a pet. Pets are extremely helpful in keeping you going. Trust me, I've been there. Don't give up!
at 8:48 PM on Jun. 6, 2011