Before beginning the blog of today I want to shortly tell you reason why I came up with depression thing today. I connect my phone to WiFi and phone buzzes a notification of an email – there is an email from “Priyansha Sharma” – where she wanted me to write about “How this depression thing happen to people?”. Well if Priyansha you are reading this then; thank you for providing me a topic for writing a blog post.
Well this was the story behind the today’s post. Now let’s move on to the post. I too have gone through depression several times. I have my personal story at the end of the post. I hope that story will help you overcome the depression as I did.
Normally, when you google depression – the first thing that pops up is “feelings of severe despondency (hopelessness) and dejection (sad state; low spirit state).
Very complex in it’s own nature, no one have been able to find the exact cause of depression but it can occur to a human for numerous reasons.
It can be due to:
- exposure to conflict
- knowing of someone’s death or loss
- sometimes also due to genetics
- major events ( knowing someone cheated on you, knowing that you are failed in final year exams, and so on; the events especially are of great matter to you )
- certain medications
- some personal problems
- serious illness
- substance abuse and so on.
Well these are some of the common problems that tend to provide depression in people. Well there can be other reasons which can be very rare to people that even doctors will have hard to diagnose.
Well I found these new stuffs on the Internet that even poor nutrition and Female Sex hormones can cause depression. This data comes directly from Very Well Mind website where I had initially read about the stuff.
“It has been widely documented that women suffer major depression about twice as often as men. Because the incidence of depressive disorders peaks during women reproductive years, it is believed that hormonal risk factor may be to blame.
Women are especially prone to depressive disorders during times when their hormones are in flux, such as around the time of their menstrual period, childbirth, and perimenopause (the period of a woman’s life shortly before the occurrence of the menopause). In addition, a woman’s depression declines after she goes through menopause.”
You can visit the website and read about this in more detail.
Similarly, the note on Poor Nutrition by the Very Well mind is :
“A poor diet can contribute to depression in several ways. A variety of vitamin and mineral deficiencies are known to cause symptoms of depression.
Some studies have found that their diets either low in omega-3* fatty acids or with an imbalanced ratio of omega-6* to omega-3 are associated with increased rates of depression.In addition, diets high in sugar have been associated with depression.”
*omega-3 fatty acids present foods – soybeans, walnut, salmons, canola oil, chia seed, flax seeds
*omega -6 present foods – eggs, nuts, hulled sesame seeds, durum wheat, most vegetable oils
Here are some statistics that are made on the depression:
- According to webmd.com 30% of people with substance abuse problems have major depression ( also widely known as clinical depression ).
- Similarly, according to beyondblue.org.au over 500,000 Australians will experience depression and substance abuse disorder at the same time at some point in their life.
- Also, according to blackdoginstitute.org.au – one in 20 Australians are affected by depression each year.
So, this is what the research work and statistics tell but tell me take you through my journey of depression.
“I have been into depression several times for several causes. Sometimes, I used to stay up all night thinking of all the things that are not necessary to think of and things that are useless of live. I used to be irritated when people even slightly disagreed my idea. I used to see the world as my rival. I did not know what to do and how to overcome this. So, I finally when know that it is depression, I do not know why it has occurred to me. Well, I told myself it could be due to numerous reasons because of my study pressure combined with my mind pressure to do a lot of things. I used to bore myself for no reasons ( I used to stay alone, when anyone invited me for a walk I used to refuse, I used to say that we need to die one day and there is no use of doing these stuffs), I used to make up my mind that everything that humans do is useless and it is better to drift off in bed than to rather go somewhere. I was lost in this darkness of loneliness and for everything the reason was the only one person; the person whom I see when I stand in front of the mirror. But no more of those feelings. My mentor, my brother – Nitesh Sharma advised me do not think much just live the present for sake of future; when you remember your past which is currently the present – there is a smile in your face. Well, enjoy the present guys – you will have something to smile on when you are way front in your future which also is a present one day. Simple advice – “things in life are simple do not make it complicated by yourself, for yourself”. Be Happy, See yourself, Find yourself and , identify yourself – you will be happy.”
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