Why do people suffer depression?

March 8, 2007 7:23am CST
Why do people suffer depression? Is it good or bad? Who can tell? Why does it happen to us? Most of these questions can be answered only by you. Depression is like a coin because it's double sided. On the other side, depression can make you realize what do you want in order to move on or ease the pain while keepin yourself usually isolated with other people. On the other half, depression can literally affect our little fragile minds. It can destroy our personality and make it to a psychotic one which obviously can lead us into total oblivion.
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@SherryA (77)
• United States
8 Mar 07
This is a question that keeps the medical world busy. Some reasons that have been recognized are stress, hormone balance and diet. There is also genetic depression, which is inherited and the most difficult to treat. It is in the genes just as the rest of your body is programmed. Living a lonely or sedentary life can lead to depression. Humans do better when they have balance in their lives. Exercise is vital to depression, as it stimulates the hormones that keep us "up". Diet is another factor. It has been proven that a person who does not balance their diet, but relies on sugar and high fat food may be more prone to depression. Keeping a healthy balance in our lives is one of the most important things we can do to combat depression.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
depression hurts physically and mentally and it hurts bad.In my case i suffer from sever depression because i have a rough life and alot of issues.i havent gotten help for my depression because i dont have the money to see a therapist.But i dont think it can go away by itself.People who suffer from depression llike i do need help and without help it will just go on and on and basically break down any kind of saneness you think you have.It sucks.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
If you don't have money for a therapist, then I assume that you also don't have insurance? At any rate, your states Social Services can help you. Check it out. Talk to you family Doctor. GET HELP! It CAN get better!
• United States
8 Mar 07
Depression is usually a chemical unbalance. An imbalance in Seratonin levels usually causes depression. The longer you fail to correct the problem, the worse it gets. Is is a good thing? No. An imbalance in your system can't ever really be considered a "good" thing.
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• Canada
8 Mar 07
Can imbalance be good? Is falling love balanced?
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
9 Mar 07
chemicals.
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• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I think they have a problem or broken hearted.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
21 Oct 10
I use to manage depression, listening musiq, playing violen and i like chocolates, and i feel i get refreshed after having my chocolates. And best remedy is Meditation, try breathing exercise, it will help you balance and handle depression.
@vivekk20 (185)
• India
11 Mar 07
depression is caused by decrease in neurorceptors serotonin, dopamin, acytylcholine, etc.
@vivekk20 (185)
• India
11 Mar 07
people themselve do not responsible for it . depression is disorder like other medical one, say mitral regurgitation. depression caused by derangement in neuroreceptors serotonin , dopamin, etc. depression is not simply a sadness.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
9 Mar 07
On a recent Oprah show it was said that depression was most times inward anger, maybe that is why it is best to get rid of all anger....
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 07
When your body is improperly nourished and you feed your mind on negative ways of thinking, over time, your body is affected adversely. For some people, emotional discord is the first kind of reaction their bodies produce. Other people suffer from more physical symptoms. Genetics plays a part in what kind of reaction your body will have when it's exposed to an unhealthy environment - internally and externally.
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 07
When your body is improperly nourished and you feed your mind on negative ways of thinking, over time, your body is affected adversely. For some people, emotional discord is the first kind of reaction their bodies produce. Other people suffer from more physical symptoms. Genetics plays a part in what kind of reaction your body will have when it's exposed to an unhealthy environment - internally and externally.
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 07
you asked two important questions....my response to why people suffer from depression, I believe is because of wholesome food, the right mixture of vitamins and minerals they are missing. Why do some people make it harder to deal with? Because they have not expanded their horizons thru education, made a plan, considered that things could be better for them if they tried, or contacted people ot know what others do and are thinking, had a hobby, had a quiet mind, etc. Maybe you mean why are some people bullies. I think it was thier upbringing, their childhood, no or little direction or discipline from parents, and so they suffer from low self esteem. They haven't done a lot in life, don't feel good about themselves, or have no plan so they take it out on people who do, i.e. they are just bored.
@ackars (1942)
• India
9 Mar 07
can read about it in detail from any medical book preferably a psychiatry one...
9 Mar 07
As a matter of fact,I think that external environment cause depression in the most time.However,whether it is good or not,it's entirely a matter of preference.Some people can confront depression bravely and optimisticly and they turn resistance to motive.But if someone who suffers a setback is unable to recover from then on,he/she will be hurt severely not only in mentally,but also in physically.Accordingly,it depends on one's attitude to a certain extent.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I think depression happens to someone who is not contented with what he/she really wants to happen...if he/she doesnt get what he/she wants...it can be simple but it's pretty tough
• India
9 Mar 07
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