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Do you know someone who has depression? Have you or has anyone in your family received a diagnosis of depression? Even if we are dealing with depression in ourselves or our families, we may not know what it is. Is it just feeling sad all the time? Why can’t people snap out of it?

They consider depression to be the most widespread mental disorder. It affects women far more than men, and is particularly prevalent in teens.

What causes depression?

What do you think about the different opinions on what causes depression? Do you agree that we can classify depression into two categories, namely circumstantial and clinical?

Circumstantial depression refers to feelings surrounding an event, such as a death in the family or having to sell one’s house and move. The circumstances that can cause depression are extremely numerous, from kids having trouble with friends at school to the elderly in a nursing home. Remember that circumstantial depression is highly individualized.

A person experiencing clinical depression may feel even more hopeless because they are unable to identify the cause of their unbearably depressing emotions. It can be challenging for others to comprehend how a person can experience depression while appearing to be doing well in life. This lack of understanding may make the patient’s depression worse.

Treatment approaches differ according to the type of depression the patient is experiencing as well as the individual’s personality and lifestyle.

Myths

There are a lot of myths surrounding depression that, when explained, help people better understand the illness. For example:

  • Isn’t depression just self-pity? – Depressed people may seem to be “wallowing” in their sadness, but it’s not willful self-pity. It’s important to acknowledge that this is a real medical illness that requires proper treatment.
  • Depression medication only treats symptoms, like putting a Band-Aid on a wound. But often, medication is what the patient needs to feel good enough to seek help for the underlying problem.
  • Depression is a real illness. Brain imaging studies have shown chemical imbalances in the brains of depressed people. The cause may be circumstantial, but the imbalance is still present.

Other Factors

Depression can be affected not only by circumstances; genetics, personality, psychology, and biology may also play a role. Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with depression, indicating possible hormonal factors. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to succeed in suicide as a result of depression than women, although more women than men attempt suicide, sources report.

By White Crane

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