“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
Common Causes of Anxiety and Depression
Often, it can be very difficult to figure out exactly what is the root cause of your depression. In fact, it’s extremely common for depression to be a result of a combination of factors- past experiences, a family history of depression, your current situation in life- all of these and more can have a deeply negative impact on your mental health. However, all too often, patients don’t receive the help that they need from conventional doctors, because they don’t know how to deal with something they can’t see.
Below are a few common factors which can contribute to depression. If you feel that you may be suffering from this condition, read through them and think about which may be applicable to you- this can be extremely helpful in the long run.
- Health conditions. Conditions such as cancer, heart disease, thyroid problems, chronic pain, and many others increase your risk of becoming depressed. Even after recovery, many people still experience depression, which can be particularly distressing when there seems to be no present cause.
- Trauma and grief. Trauma, such as violence or physical or emotional abuse — whether it’s from childhood or more recently in your life — can be a significant trigger for depression. Grief after the death of a friend or loved one is in itself a normal emotion, but like all forms of loss, it can sometimes develop into more serious depression.
- Changes and stressful events. It’s not surprising that people might become depressed during stressful times — such as during a divorce or while caring for a sick relative. However, you might not realise that even positive changes — like getting married or starting a new job — can sometimes trigger depression.
- Medications and substances. Many prescription drugs can cause symptoms of depression, so be sure to check this out if you are taking any. Alcohol or substance abuse is common in depressed people. It often makes their condition worse.
- Biology. We still don’t know exactly what happens in the brain when people become depressed. But studies show that certain parts of the brain don’t seem to be working normally. Depression might also be affected by changes in the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, called neurotransmitters- in such a delicate organ, even the slightest changes can have significant impact.
- Genetics. Researchers now know that if depression runs in your family, you have a higher chance of becoming depressed.
- Gender. Studies show that women are about twice as likely as men to become depressed. No one is quite sure why this is, but the hormonal changes that women go through at different times of their lives may be a factor.
- Age. People who are elderly are at higher risk of depression. That can be compounded by other factors — living alone and having a lack of social support.
The important thing to bear in mind is that everyone is different when it comes to depression- some people may have an obvious cause of their condition, while others don’t. Whatever the cause, you shouldn’t blame yourself- it really isn’t your fault. Anyone can be at risk of depression, but it is something that you can recover from if you get the right treatment.
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“Some people have a clear sense of why they become depressed. Others don’t. The most important thing to remember is that depression is not your fault. It’s not a flaw in your character. It’s a disease that can affect anyone — and regardless of the cause, there are many good ways to treat it.” – WebMD Medical Reference