Common Causes Of Depression
One moment, you are happy with your life and everyone in it. The next, you feel like your life could not get any worse. Life is a big roller coaster ride, and it is not easy. Unfortunately, depression comes along with the territory. Read the below article for some common reasons why you might be depressed.
One reason you may be depressed is because of hormone imbalances in your brain. These imbalances can occur because of several reasons: the main one being increased stress. When you are stressed, you release more of the cortisol hormone, which can cause you to be depressed. In some cases; however, hormonal imbalances occur because of heredity, not stress. Look back at your family and see how many have a history of depression.
Another cause of depression is seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This is a condition that causes depression whenever the seasons change. Some symptoms include sadness, irritability, desire to be alone, decreased energy, trouble concentrating, etc. Although this form of depression only affects about 5 percent of the population, it still exists.
The majority of depression cases are not biologically related. Instead, they occur because of some traumatic event in a person’s life. For instance, if you have experienced a loss from a family member, friend or a beloved pet, you are much more likely to be depressed. Understand that this is okay. It takes some time to get over a huge loss, and being depressed afterwards is completely normal. Don’t be afraid of crying out and cursing. You should never try to repress your feelings because this will make your depression worse.
You might be depressed because you are an abuse or assault victim. People who have been abused usually have tons of bottled-up resentment, not just to the person who abused them, but also to others who allowed them to be abused. For example, if you were abused by your father, you probably also have hidden resentment for your mother because she did not do anything about it. There are even cases of abuse where the victim did not even remember the abuse. You could be depressed and not even remember the abuse. Hypnosis can bring back repressed memories that you do not want to remember so that you can get all the negativity out of you to improve your depression.
With the rough economy, millions of people are suffering through financial hardships. If you are one of these people, then this may be causing you to be depressed. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer on how to handle this; however, as was already stated, you cannot keep these feelings bottled up inside you.
Finally, if you are in a serious relationship, you could be having problems that are causing your depression. A healthy romantic relationship with a man or woman is one of the hardest relationships you can have. It requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice on both of your ends, and unfortunately, things are not always going to go well. Just realize that a relationship does not define your personal identity.
As you have seen, depression can occur because of many different reasons. Unfortunately, depression is not easy to overcome, but as long as you get professional help and do not allow your feelings to be bottled up, you can overcome it.