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To treat someone who seemingly has depression, while isolating this from any other situation, event or circumstance that might have triggered it is a flawed way to diagnose a potential mental illness.
The root cause of the problem of depression is not addressed in this way.
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Depression is often measured by scientists using something called the Hamilton Scale.
It runs from 0 (where you are dancing in ecstasy) to 59 (where you are suicidal). Causes of depression
Many leading scientists believe the whole idea that depression is caused by a “chemically imbalanced” brain is wrong.
There are in fact
nine major causes of depression and anxiety that are unfolding all around us. Two are biological, and seven are out in here in the world, rather than sealed away inside our skulls. Childhood trauma can cause depression
When you’re a child, you have very little power to change your environment. So, you have two choices.
You can admit to yourself that you are powerless and there’s simply nothing you can do about it. You can tell yourself it’s your fault and at some strange level under your control. If you were responsible for being hurt, then at some level, you have to think you deserved it. FOLLOW Everyone Is Miserable: Here's What We Can Do About It
Johann Hari took his first antidepressants at age 18, and the experience, he says, was like a "chemical kiss." The burden was lifted immediately from his whirring brain. He kept on taking the pills for 13 years, at higher and higher doses-until, at one point, the drugs didn't work anymore.
Unhappiness vs Depression
Unhappiness and depression are on the same platform. They both are caused due to our disconnection from what makes us happy.
What we need to be Happy
Depression is caused by the lack of what we need to be happy:
We need to belong to a group. We need to be valued by other people. We need to know that we are good at something. We need to know we are secure in our future. Soul-Destroying Work
If the work you're doing isn't meaningful, people are bound to get anxious, depressed and unhappy. The most stress-inducing is the work that is monotonous and boring.
FOLLOW Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be startled to death by a loud noise.
Obesity: The Facts According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 80 %of adults and about one-third of children now meet the clinical definition of overweight or obese. More Americans live w... Diets and Health
For half a century, doctors and researchers have known two things that could have improved, or saved, millions of lives:
Diets do not work. Not just paleo or Atkins or Weight Watchers or Goop, but all diets. Being fat does not necessarily mean being unhealthy. About Diets A 2016 study that followed participants for an average of 19 years found that unfit skinny people were twice as likely to get diabetes as fat people, who were relatively fit. Americans spend more on dieting every year than on video games or movies. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN