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How Clinical Depression Can Affect Your Life

Most people one time or another may suffer from depression for a short period, and will describe their feelings as miserable, sad, down in the dumps or unhappy. However, true clinical depression is a serious illness whereby deep seated feelings of anger, sadness or frustration can last for weeks or longer to the point it affects one’s day to day living and lifestyle.

The exact cause for such depression is still not known, although professionals believe that chemical changes in the brain are responsible of which could be genetic in nature. Anyone can suddenly develop depression including teens and children which could be triggered by a stressful event or could be genetic if certain types of depression run in the family.

Clinical depression can be brought on by drug or alcohol abuse, medications such as steroids, insomnia, medical conditions such as cancer, chronic pain or even thyroid conditions. Stressful life events such as child abuse, loneliness, death and relationship breakup’s can trigger depression. Such illness can distort your life, the way you see yourself and others around you. Cognitive therapy is a must as it teaches you how to deal with negative thoughts, and become more aware of your symptoms.

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Depression Symptoms

People with depression find it hard to solve problems in a positive manner and see everything in a negative manner. Symptoms include becoming isolated and withdrawn, irritability, agitation, fatigue, feeling worthless, guilty and self hate. Weight gain or loss, concentration problems, death or suicide thoughts and either sleeping excessively or experience trouble sleeping and other. Talk therapy is conducive as one can opt for counselling and talk about their feelings and thoughts, which will help you learn how to deal with them.

Problems with school marks, drugs or alcohol or both, behaviour problems can present in teens. Clinical depression with psychotic symptoms may present with delusions and hallucinations. Depression can be treated successfully with talk therapy, medications and cognitive therapy. After starting medications for depression teens and young adults should be closely monitored as they may display signs of suicidal behaviour.

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Deadly Designer Drugs Hits the Streets Worldwide

Krokodil officially known as Desomorphine is one of those dangerous designer drugs like heroin, and its a a narcotic that rapidly rots flesh. Until recently this lethal drug was confined to Russia and recently has been spreading like a virus round the globe. These designer drugs are a concoction of cooked codeine mixed with other ingredients such as red phosphorous and iodine. The ingredients can include noxious additives such as hydrochloric acid, petrol, paint thinners and lighter fluid.

Given such added ingredients, it is no wonder that these designer drugs have some fatal gruesome side effects. Around the area where the drug is injected, the skin will turn a scaly reptilian green, hence the name Krokodil which is Russian for crocodile. When repeatedly used, it ruptures blood vessels and leaves pungent festering sores which in turn cause the muscle tissue and skin to rot from the inside out and is rapidly followed by gangrene.

In cases that are extreme, the user’s bones become exposed through wide gaping holes. Krokodil has also been named the zombie drug as some of the side effects include spastic movements, permanent brain damage and speech defects along with nasty skin related symptoms. Addicts have turned to using this drug as it is incredibly cheap in comparison to heroin and is the meth of opiates.

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Deadly Designer Drug

Once hooked on these designer drugs, the habit is hard to kick and the effects wear off very quickly whereby the user will experience painful withdrawal symptoms, hence they need a quick fix. In comparison to heroin withdrawals, the withdrawal from Krokodil can last for a month or much longer. Studies have revealed that the mortality rate among users is extremely high.

Users usually only seek help during their late stages of addiction and end up with bone infections, severe mutilations, rotting ears, lips and noses, kidney and liver problems, decayed structures of the facial and jaw bones and develop ulcers and sores on the skull and forehead. Krokodil will destroy your life completely to a point of no return as the effects are ten times stronger than morphine.