Brian J. Mickey, M.D., PhD, discusses ” The Root of Your Depression” in esperanza magazine. The synopsis is sorta like this. While this is a complex problem, the major roots of depression are life events, negative perception and neurological processes.
Situational depression can be anything that causes stress like the death of a loved one or loss of a job. Negative perception is when one appraises a situation as bad, even though others do not see it that way. Genetics and environment can influence this. One example of this is childhood abuse. These can often be helped by counseling and stress reduction techniques like Reflexology. The last one, neurological processes, brain function, may need medication as well as life changes. Most often, it is a combination of all three–a situation triggers the other two.
I love this quote:
” Our human capacities to recognize, accept, and act on our on behalf are our greatest strengths in coping when illness strikes.”
Sharon West, RCR
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