Why there's so much people with depression that can't find a way to get over it even with medical help?
Last Updated: 12/23/2019 at 2:55pm
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Depression is not a matter of getting over it. For some, like me, I've come to understand that I live with depression and must manage it. My depression was hereditary. I don't produce enough serotonin in my brain, and my doctor now has me on an antidepressant medication. I see a psychologist regularly, and I've come to realize I will have to remain on antidepressants for the rest of my life. Because my depression is managed well, I currently live a very happy life!
Personally when I first struggled with depressions I had no idea that it was a common thing. I was afraid to talk about it and being judged. It was so enlightening when I started to be open about it and there were so many people out there to support me.
Because the medication doesn't help everyone, and the real problem is the lack of acceptance, the mind is overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings and the lack of expression from them, when you feel emotionless its hard to find that way to get over it, you need to build yourself up from the inside out to deal with the stresses of life, but when all those little stresses collect to a force greater than ourselves we burst like a dam and the damage is going to be great.
This life isn't always easy. Sometimes, we have a lot of challenges to face and it can be difficult to learn how to cope with them all.
Because even with medical help. It's the person's feelings not the doctors and the doctors can give medication and tell them things but if the person doesn't feel good on the inside they can't just "get over it" depression is not something you can just get over.
It is just because most of them are not ready to help themselves. They just want others to help them but it really dont help them much. Depressed people should try to understand that they are the only one who can help themselves . They need to be stronger , positive and try not to overthink and keep smiling no matter what.
Some peers have a harder time finding a way to cope or learn the skills to cope well. While in depression you don't want to move or do nothing.
perhaps because medical help doesn't really help... why have we lost our rituals? why have we lost the joy of hugging friends, others... why have we lost trust in our body?
Because depression is a mental illness that can be very hard to deal with and get over. It takes time. Be patient.
Many times, the medication prescribed just does not work. Frustration builds as we have to try new drugs and wait 2-3 weeks to find out whether or not they will work. It can go on like that for years. There are so many who are possibly misdiagnosed, and how many are truly followed by their doctor regarding symptoms and medication side effects. Few to none. It's a money making industry, people getting rich due to the suffering of others. I have given up on finding help with medication. I rely on my faith in God and take it one day at a time.
Because it isn't that easy, people with depression can't just be wake up and say " i dont want to be depressed today ". People with depression can't just walk up to their mom and say " I'm depressed i need medical help ". a lot of times medical help makes things worse, a lot of people aren't comfortable with talking about depression. so its not that easy to just " find a way to get over it " or " get medical help "
It's a huge issue in our current culture because of the stigma associated, and the challenges of everyday life. Many people struggle with it themselves, and because of that, they do not know how to respond to a friend or loved one who struggles with it as well.
Because depression is really hard and really complicated, and even scientists and doctors don't fully understand it. Every person is unique, and every person's depression is unique, so what works for one might not work for another. It's a personal process to figure out what works.
Depression is very circumstantial. I find that the best way to overcome depression is to change something. Medical help is not all it takes, you need to be willing to get better in order to get better. Being stuck in your current situation that is inducing depression in you will only make things worse. You can start small by joining a club, making a new friend, or start a new hobby. The change may not help immediately, but it is a start to re-designing your life and helping yourself overcome what you are going through.
There's so much people like that, because depression is a common disease, but hard to treat. I have been depressed for several years. No medication has ever helped me.
Depression is a hard thing to get over. Even if you are seeing someone to help you through it and are taking the steps needed to heal, it takes a very long time usually. That is just natural. How long it takes to heal can also vary depending on how severe your depression is/was.
It may be because they might not be willing to accept medical help yet. You have to be at a point where you recognize that you have a problem and need help in order to for medical help to have a effect or difference on an individual. I suffered for many years before I accepted that I needed help.
It depends on their age and severity, many doctors won't prescribe under 18 with anti-depressants because it could make them worse. sometimes you can't help someone that doesn't want to be helped or they just don't know how to "get over it" depression is a very hard thing to overcome because it's almost hardwired into our brains
The anatomy of the human mind is a very complex subject to "wrap your head around". The reason there is no miracle medicine to take for depression is because there are just too many variables. Anything from how you slept to your blood pressure to the individual resistances of electrical pulses in your nerves can affect anxiety. One reason many people seem to get it more nowadays compared to, say a hundred years from now, is because we simply know more about it nowadays than before. The best way to deal with anxiety, is not to, in my experience. Go do something you enjoy to get your mind off things. More often than not, it is pointless to let your thoughts wander the past.
Depression is not something that one can easily "get over". It a clinical disorder, and often requires more than simply medical help for an individual to be able to cope effectively with it. Depression can feel all encompassing and overwhelming, whilst also resulting in extreme exhaustion and numbness, which makes it harder to manage. It is often a painful journey to feel able to cope with working through it, and often exists in bouts over life. It is very common and requires persistent help in order to effectively manage it. Medical help is only one step in alleviating depression.
Because depression is a complicated disease. It is very related to the biology of our body, the way we think and the circumstances we face. It's a complex blend of causes that relate to this overwhelming darkness we feel. While medication can help improve our mood, it doesn't erase our problems. And speaking to a therapist might help some but not all. It's a complex disease which is different and unique for each individual suffering from it.
The current lifestyle is the reason why more and more people face depression. The competition, peer pressure, social media etc all these have caused a major amount of stress in our lives which eventually leads to depression. With my personal experience, a person suffering from depression needs a listening ear, a strong support system who can help them in times of struggle, because in the end, it is a person's willpower who can help them get out of depression rather than a medical help. Medical help alone is not 100% effective, the person still needs constant support from family or friends to fight it.
Usually it is because most people give up easily on getting depressed and because depression is actually a string feeling. Overcoming depression is more of a mental decision rather than getting medical help. You can have all the medicines in the whole wold but if you are not willing to decide to overcome it, you'll never be able to achieve that. You have to decide first that you want to fight and overcome depression. Use every aspect and tool to help you get motivated to overcome depression. Then you can rely on medicines when you don't see results fast.
Some people don't want to be helped. They are comfortable in their depression. Trying to get over depression is asking them to step out of their comfort zone and not all are willing to do so. Even with medical help, the professionals can only help so much. Again, if the person is not willing to help themselves, then there isn't much anyone can do for them. You can't just "get over" depression. Depression is a medical condition and requires the right balance of therapy and medication and even then it can be tough.
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