Depressed? Sad? Empty? Do you feel drained? Physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically? Do you hardly ever feel rested? Do certain thoughts keep running through your mind? Depression is likely the cause…
What is depression?
Depression will ‘attack’ your mood. Your emotional state is stuck in a vicious frigging cycle. Your zest for life is reduced and you feel low-spirited. Most people therefore see and experience depression as a consistent, unhappy state of mind. What most people do not know, however, is that depression involves more than only this consistent unhappiness. Depression is more complex than just going through a difficult time.
Depression will have a larger influence on your daily life than when you just feel down. A depression will lead to headaches, worrying, not wanting to leave the house,…. Feeling down does not have such a large impact. You will also notice that your work, eventual relationships, … might be impacted by your depressed feelings.
Sometimes people with depression get to hear:
- ‘Stop being so dramatic.’time to get over it…
- ‘It will probably get better soon.’
- ‘We all have difficult periods sometimes.’
These are reactions which do not acknowledge the person with depression. While these reactions might come from people who mean well, they can sometimes break you down even further. If you have depression, it is useful to pay as little attention as possible to such reactions, because it is important to look for help. Once you have had a depression, especially when it has gone untreated, chances are larger that you will have another one.
Research by the World Health Organization (WHO) found the following statistics on depression:
- 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. Millions suffer indirectly because of depression of family members and loved ones.
- 1 million people ended their life with suicide during a depression.
- 1 to 2 mothers out of 10 suffer from pregnancy depression, with negative consequences regarding the care and love for her child as a result hereof. This in its turn has negative consequences for the development of the child.
Depression is a common problem around the world. Depression is something that occurs in any culture. This does not seem to be so when first looking at it, because in some cultures there is no space for expressing depression.
What these numbers mainly want to show, is that there are more people with depression than one would initially think. In this society it is not uncommon to succumb to daily stress and pressure. If you have a depression, it does not mean that you are ‘weak’ or that you ‘cannot handle anything’. Find the root of it and heal it to finally be free from depression.
Serotonin helps us sleep well and makes us feel good. That is why serotonin is sometimes called the ‘feel-good’ hormone. Serotonin does not only ensure a good mood and a proper sleeping pattern, it also makes us feel content, helps our memory and improves our blood pressure. We even find serotonin in certain types of food. The most common example of foodstuff in which serotonin can be found is probably chocolate.
In the following situations an irregulation, with a lack of serotonin, occurs:
- Constant stress
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
If this hormone is off-balance, this can cause binge-eating, headaches, problems concentrating, and a depressed mood. As you can see, it can even lead to the development of symptoms of a depression. As a result, the hormone serotonin can have a large influence on our body and mind and it can cause depression to develop.
dopamine and noradrenaline
These two hormones help with the acquisition and stimulation of habits. Humans are designed to do things that give a reward and they like habits. People keep doing the same things again and again even if it no longer is rewarding after some time, simply because it is a habit.
Dopamine makes it so that certain habits are stimulated and rewarded. Together with endorphins, noradrenaline and dopamine help create habits. Here is also the key to your recovery. Habits which you have learned can also be un-learned. This will not always easy, because breaking the cycle is not seen as rewarding.
AND, dopamine takes care of motor functions and makes sure that, if too much information is provided, you can still function normally. Your body then filters information, because dopamine reduces certain signals. Dopamine also makes it so that you do not become exhausted when you have to do two things at the same time for short amounts of time.
If there is a dopamine deficit, this can eventually stimulate addictions:
In all these substances, dopamine and noradrenaline are present. This way the addiction is rewarded and stimulated. Except for reward and stimulation, dopamine and noradrenaline also are connected to:
- Good memory
- Better performance
If too much of these hormones is excreted, you can experience the following symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
That is why the balance of these hormones is extremely important. Both excess and deficits of dopamine and noradrenaline can cause depression. So, you can see that certain hormones are linked to certain depression symptoms. If you do not treat depression, it gets even worse.
I help women and teens find the root, heal the root and go from surviving to thriving… get rid of depression now… I provide breakthrough sessions where we get to the root cause, heal it with technique such as time line therapy (R), NLP and Hypnosis as well as some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Connect with me to book your complimentary 30 minute discover session, Your worth it.
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Lynn has had several careers and a varied background in Social Services, Recruitment, Business and Sales as well as Health, Fitness & Nutrition for over 25 years. She specializes in services for women and teens with mental health issues, with businesses providing NLP Trainings, Corporate Values Alignment, Increase Sales, Weight Optimization & Fat Loss, Sport Performance, Chronic Pain, Quit Smoking, Releasing Negative emotions such as Anger, Sadness, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Stress & PTSD.