Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Great Video on Causes of Depression

Causes of Depression

Psychetruth on youtube recently posted an excellent video: 

What Causes Depression and Suicide? Brain Chemical or Human Needs? Psychology & Self Esteem

 Often, one of the most difficult parts of even discussing a problem such as "depression" is how the field of psychiatry has redefined it as some kind of physical illness. 

But depression is not a physical illness like cancer or the flu. You can not see it, or touch it. There are no lab tests for it. Depression is a feeling. Depression is also caused by something else. The feeling depression can not be caused by the disease depression. That does not make any sense.

The cause of feeling depressed is either going to be psychological or physiological. Also, we have to keep in mind that we are one unit, the psychological and physiological do affect each other. 

This video by Psychetruth does a great job at going over the psychological causes of feeling depressed. The truth is more complicated then simple trains of thought that come from drug companies that one "has depression," or has a "chemical imbalance." 

However, once the truth is understood, actions can be taken to help someone who feels depressed.

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