The Impact of Depression on Our Life

in #life3 years ago

Depression is something that can ruin your life without even letting you know about it. It usually sneaks up on gradually and when we look back at our lives, we come to realize that it has entirely changed our personality and our attitude towards life. It prevents you from enjoying your little moments and big achievements to the fullest because you start underestimating yourself and your struggles. Sometimes, your family, friends or relatives start noting the changes in your behavior before you.

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How Depression Develops
Well, there is no straightforward answer to what causes depression but there are certainly major factors that promote the development of depression gradually. Depression basically develops from a combination of certain events and other personal or long-term factors. It never occupies you at once or because of one major issue or event. It starts taking birth inside our soul slowly and grows into a great monster ultimately that becomes difficult to fight in the end.

Many recent types of research suggest that the events like loneliness, disappointment, sadness, long-term isolation, unemployment, living in an uncaring or abusive relationship, and prolonged work stress are more likely the causes that trigger depression. If you had a rough childhood, bad experiences in the past, or had unstable relations, this also puts you at a greater risk of experiencing depression.

Besides that, there are many other factors that contribute towards the development of depression in your personality. These factors include our family history, serious medical illness, using a lot of drugs and alcohol, and unhealthy lifestyle. Some researchers say that depression is basically a chemical imbalance in your mind. When you have not enough or too much of that particular chemical in your brain, it causes major depression.

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How Depression Looks Like
Living with depression is a terrible thing because of a number of reasons. Your physical well-being gets affected, you face severe sleep problems, you notice weight changes in your body, you have disrupted routines, and you feel stressed, or tired most of the time. There are people in this world who seem to be perfectly “normal” for the people around but quietly suffer from serious depression inside just because they are good at pretending things to be okay. So, depression can take a lot of forms and it is not easy to identify who is suffering from it. A depressed person silently seeks for help and wants other people to understand him.

Here are some changes mentioned that depression creates in our personality that greatly affects our life:

  • You always feel guilty
    Depression creates guilty feelings and makes you believe that you are responsible for the wrong that happened in your life. You start feeling bad or guilty about missing little things like when you can’t take your dog out for a walk, you cannot reach office at a time, or you are not in a mood to talk to someone.

  • You face difficulty in getting out of the bed
    For a depressed person, mornings are a very difficult time. You always find it difficult to come out of your bed and start your daily life. You just feel like there is no purpose in your life and no one will notice if you miss a day at work. All the things of the world seem meaningless and stupid. On the other hand, at the night time, you are at your good spirits and even create a list of tasks to perform the next day. But when the next day comes, the same thing happens and the cycle goes on!

  • You find it hard to have fun
    It is very hard for a depressed person to have fun. Things that you used to like start feeling more like a burden and lose their charm. Nothing attracts you anymore and you just want the party or event to end as soon as possible. It really gives you stress to think about having fun in the party when you only want to crawl under the covers.

  • You stop socializing
    People who used to love socializing stop socializing at all due to depression. You find it very difficult to continue a conservation and to interact with someone for a long time. You just want the conversation to end so that you don’t have to pretend like everything is cool and there’s nothing wrong with you.

  • You have unstable emotions
    Depressed people have a hard time in managing their emotions and acting in the proper way possible while being in a certain situation. You feel like crying all the time and the struggle to overcome this feeling costs a lot of your peace. You read some therapies and decide to apply them but your emotions and feelings never allow you to implement those therapies.

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I believe mental illness is real, but sometimes it may be something else, maybe a spiritual illness. In ancient studies we can see that the chakras are major keys to receiving energy and emitting. Balancing these wheels of energy allow for proper flow. Depression could be a result of an imbalance in these wheels instead of simple chem-electric reactions between our neurotransmitters and neuron-pathways.

just my $0.02

Thanks for the post.

It is pretty true your post, The political, social and economical situation which Venezuelan citizens are facing nowadays, is driving us a very deep depression, and we nned to learn how to get out of it. I hope God grants us the opportunity to overcome our issue as soon as possible.

If there is a Breakup in relationship then people should not go in depression .Rather then stay positive because there is more special one is waiting for you.I have followed you on Steemit, kindly follow me as well.

We need to bring happiness and peace to the people, I believe living in a civilised country may contribute a lot to depression. So many risk factors compared to living in a small community where socialising, eating, working are all done together.

Informative post, cheers

Great post, I believe we need to think with more emotion. Emotions manifest into thoughts, which turn into action(s). Depression is often times characterized with the past. Doing our best to immerse ourselves in the present moment can help, when we enter our flow state.

Our happiness is derived from the quality of our thoughts.

Thanks for sharing and a reminder to help and be present for friends and family during the Holiday season!

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Thank you for a very well written article bringing enlightenment about your subject matter. It will definitely impact those suffering from depression in a positive way. Upvoted and following 😊

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Depression, anxiety, OCD, are all very real and extremely debilitating.

Wherever you are from, just Google in your native language for "mental help hotline", talk to the volunteers that answer the phone. Some might be not the most understanding, but they usually can talk to you and help you.

However desperate you are, unless you are in Scandinavian welfare country, do not, I repeat, do not go to a mental hospital. Those places are hell on earth.

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Mental health is such an important part of so many people's lives and we need to keep highlighting it's an illness just like flu , sepsis , cancer it's a life limiting condition and acknowledged we can help people world wide , excellent article . Thank you

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