Dealing with Depression
Depression can occur to any of us at any time, when we are experiencing sadness, discouragement, hopeless and/or anxiousness. Watching a sad movie, hearing a story about something tragic or hearing that war has broken out in the middle east. These are all reasons to feel depressed. But these feelings often pass within a day or two.
Clinical depression on the other hand, is a very serious state that interferes with someone’s life. For example, eating, working, sleeping and other day to day activities that once brought you enjoyment or satisfaction. With clinical depression, life is just not enjoyable.
The causes are specifically unknown, but likely a combination of:
- Genetic factors
- Biological factors
- Environmental factors
- Psychological factors
There is a connection between those who have depression, likely have a family member who also experiences depression; three times as likely. And the chances increase with how closely related the family members are to each other.
Depression is complicated but factors that can also support people who experience depression include having strong social network of family and friends.
Therapy along with medication, where longer episodes of depression occur, can be effective duo in improving your mood.
Book a consult with me and let’s help you become stable and feel happier!