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What's going on in my brain when I'm depressed?

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Last Updated: 07/21/2020 at 11:15pm
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January 9th, 2015 4:06am
You are having an imbalance of serotonin. This is totally normal and it happens to us all. The brain is the "command center" of the human body. It controls the basic functions of our bodies, our movements, and our thoughts and emotions. Researchers studying clinical depression tend to look at several aspects of brain function including the structures of the limbic system and the function of neurotransmitters within neurons.
March 15th, 2015 3:53am
Not Alot apart from spiraling out of control ,your litrally sick ,also known as "the common cold of mental health" always seek treatment
April 8th, 2015 1:32am
In your brain, there is a chemical imbalance taking place (don't worry, it won't hurt you). Using tools such as antidepressants, therapy, coping skill, and lots of positivity will balance the chemicals in your brain. Check out our Depression guide:
September 3rd, 2015 5:09pm
Scientists don't fully comprehend the complexity of the brain, but here's one of my theories. First and foremost it's the focus you're giving to the thought and/or emotions. Second, it's the understanding you have about the situation that makes it so. Ever wonder why some people deal with certain situations better than others? It's how they perceive things. Sometimes the lack of knowledge can make a situation worse than it is but, too much knowledge of a situation could cause the same effect. So many things are going on when in a depressive stage but, my personal analyzation tells me that 1. Focus 2. Understanding 3. Emotions are the primary things happening and that will determine how we end up dealing with the situation. B-Blessed & Safe
September 14th, 2015 6:12am
The sensors in your brain for joy have been stimulated too much to the point where it stops sending the chemicals to make you happy.
January 4th, 2016 1:42pm
“Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.”
July 18th, 2016 2:09am
I feel like I'm not worth it and no one cares about me. That the world is crumbling around me and there's nothing I can do to hold it together. Like everyone around me would be better off if I was gone.
September 5th, 2016 10:42pm
It's usually all gloomy, sort of like the dark clouds lurking and they won't go away or it will never rain. It is basically getting negative emotions, the feeling of sadness over and over again, no matter what you do!
October 10th, 2016 10:18pm
I cannot tell you what's going on as I'm not you. Sometimes we don't know ourself but we can find strategies that we are comfortable with in order to over come depressing thoughts
October 11th, 2016 10:01pm
Depending on your situation, depression can be either a chemical unbalance or it can be situational. Talking to someone that knows more about depression is a good way to find out more about the type of depression you're feeling
January 23rd, 2018 11:39pm
When your depressed your mind is telling you to cry it out the terrible and challenging moments that can hold you back and this can make you stronger next time.
February 26th, 2018 6:38pm
Well a bunch of chemical reactions. The more you're into neurology, the better you'll understand. To defeat the enemy, we should know how the enemy fights, same with depression.
July 21st, 2020 11:15pm
When I’m depressed whats going on in my brain is the past & the present. I tend to rehash past expierences or trauma & I’m upset I didn’t handle things in a better way. If I would react differently I may not carry these “ hurts” with me throughout my life. I also look at the future & tend to have a sad outlook. If I could be more present & mindful that may change the negative thinking. There is alot of tools I’ve learned to change this mindset & I’m looking forward to using these on myself , ad I do look at others in situations when they are struggling. Learning to be mindful & present. This is an awesome tool to have in your tool box.