Depression can be caused by many things in life, heartache, stress, losing a loved one. So many things can cause depression, it is known though that depression can impact your health. The lack of happy hormones, and surge of stress hormones can put you at severe risk of developing many conditions. Those that are depressed are more likely to develop long term diseases and conditions. A lot of this has to do with the increase of stress hormones and lethargy developed from depression.
If you are depressed one of the many things you’ll notice is that you’ll not want to get out of bed in the morning. You’ll also probably have a hard time sleeping at night, even though you will feel constantly tired a lot. You probably won’t feel like doing much, except watching TV or taking drugs. The big part about being depressed is you won’t feel adequate enough to do anything in your life. When people are depressed often times they take drugs to numb the pain, and watch TV or play video games to distract them from negative thoughts. At times it can feel like a never ending cycle.
Many people that suffer from depression, suffer because they’re lonely, confused, feel misunderstood, or have been abused. Often times many people will also get depressed if there unable to achieve certain goals or desires. To help end depression its best to help avoid stress that cause it, and to avoid lethargic behavior. This includes a change in environment, starting new hobbies, making new friends, decreasing tv and drug use, starting a new job, increasing fun activities, and setting goals to acomplish.
If you’ve been depressed for a long time consider starting to exercise regularly, moving to a new home, starting a new career, going to school, finding a new social circle, or starting therapy. All of these things have been shown to be very beneficial in relieving people that are depressed and helping regulate hormones.
If you are severely depressed and need help always try to seek it out. There are many forums and hotlines that are free of use you can contact.
Untreated depression can lead to disease, anxiety, mental disorders, addiction, obesity, suicide, and death.
And remember smiling helps!