Article provided by: Reconnect Psychological Services
Depression can be a very serious or life-threatening mood disorder. It is when you are having negative feelings about yourself, the things around you, and others. This is when you should seek out one of the treatment centers for depression. A treatment center can help you to cope with the feelings you are having and their underlying causes. It can help you to get your life back. As a patient at a treatment center, you will receive individual therapy and counseling where you can learn many skills. Your counselor will help you to understand why you are so depressed and ways to overcome the what you are feeling about that event or trauma. You may be given medication to help level with the emotions that you are feeling.
There are several causes and risk factors for depression. Each one that applies to you must be addressed in therapy. There may also be other disorders that are occurring along with the depression. This can make both conditions worse.
Brain Chemistry is a condition that can play a role in depression. Your neurotransmitters in the brain trigger your moods and emotions. If they are disrupted, then it can keep you from being able to keep your emotions and moods in balance. This causes you to feel low and other signs of depression.
Hormonal Changes can wreak havoc on a woman. This change can trigger depression as well. Many women get depressed during or right after (within the first year) of having a baby. This kind of depression is known as postpartum depression. This can get quite serious. Teen girls and women are especially at risk for getting depression due to these hormonal changes that occur during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. These are all times when the hormones are being altered in their life.
Genetics play an essential role in a person’s risk of developing depression. If there is a history of depression within the family, then you are at a higher risk of developing depression.
Medical illnesses can also contribute to depression. This is especially true for a chronic condition or illness or condition that is serious. It is much easier for a person that must remain in bed to become depressed than it is for the person who is always on the go.
When there is a significant amount of stress in your life or when you experience a trauma, you are at risk of getting depressed. This includes the death of a family member, auto accidents, abuse, injury due to accident or separations and court battles. These are a few but not all the things that can trigger depression.
Some medications can cause depression. The medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and others even lost depression as one of their many side effects. Some can make things worse and deepen the depression. The safest way to avoid this is to talk to your doctor before you take any new medication.
Here at the reconnect center, we can help. We are one of the treatment centers for Depression that you can rely on to help you get your life back.