Depression statistics run high among Tinnitus sufferers. According to the American Tinnitus Association there are currently over 30 million reported cases of Tinnitus in the United States alone, and as this epidemic continues to grow among baby boomers and the younger generation so does the a staggering number of reported suicides and people with severe anxiety and depression.
People who have tinnitus simply lose their ability to function normally in a demanding world. As these life altering chronic symptoms persist, everyday exercises pertaining to work, social issues, relationships and normal sleep patterns are severely interrupted. It’s no wonder this leads to lethargy and when left unchecked suicidal thoughts.
Are You At Risk?
If this article touches a cord deep within your soul, or you know someone who has been trying to deal with problems such as pulsatile tinnitus or chronic, ringing in the ear please review this important signs of depression check list below. (We have printed this list courtesy of WebMd)
- difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
- fatigue and decreased energy
- feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
- feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
- insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- irritability, restlessness
- loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
- overeating or appetite loss
- persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
- persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Suicide Warning Signs:
- a sudden switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
- always talking or thinking about death
- clinical depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse
- having a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, like driving through red lights
- losing interest in things one used to care about
- making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
- putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
- saying things like “It would be better if I wasn’t here” or “I want out”
- talking about suicide (killing one’s self)
- visiting or calling people one cares about
*Please note that this article is not meant to alarm anyone. However, it was written to inform and give you options if you feel depressed or have had any suicidal thoughts. Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) — or the deaf hotline at 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889) You may also call 911, your therapist, doctor or clergy member. The important thing is to seek help immediately, do not try to handle these feeling alone.
Tinnitus, itself is a non-life threatening condition and not a disease. Most people live for years with annoying tinnitus symptoms, because they do not know what tinnitus treatments are available to them. There are many natural remedies available to help relieve your ear ringing. Treating Tinnitus Ringing was developed to help guide you towards a tinnitus cure that works. While you are here, please take a moment to review your options.