The Essential Guide on How to Get Rid of Depression
You might think that depression is something that just runs in families. You have a great-grandfather who had depression and a great-grandmother who had depression. That makes your grandmother’s depression an example for you to follow.
Not so. It doesn’t work that way. Depression runs in families in the same way that diabetes runs in families. The different genes can be passed down from generation to generation, but they do not all mean that you will get depression.
So what causes depression runs in families? What are the things that we can do to prevent depression from running in our families?
We are the main cause of our depression if we are depressed at all. Sometimes we feel bad about ourselves, but then someone tells us how badly we feel. So we feel even worse, and that’s when we turn to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or any other action that gives us something to be mad about. Then we end up with depression because that was our action.
The more negative actions we take, the greater the depression gets. We tend to get more depressed when we use more destructive products and as we accumulate them, we become so obsessed with them that it starts to consume us.
Addictive substances are usually abused for a long time, which means we end up with a lot of habits. These habits can make us feel depressed even though we aren’t even thinking about drugs.
The key is to break up these bad habits. Doing so helps us out of our depression.
Drugs affect brain chemistry. If you take more than one drug, you can end up with withdrawal symptoms. When these symptoms happen, the depression will begin again.
We also need to understand that the drugs we take effect our moods. So, when we change from one drug to another, we will end up with more depression.
I see many cases where people come off a drug and find themselves in a new depression cycle. The cycle usually begins when the person started taking drugs for their depression. And, we are often stuck in the depression cycle because we don’t know what to do.
The good news is that by breaking the cycle of depression we can end it. Just like changing a bad habit, we can do it by changing our habits around our addictive behaviors. So, in order to get rid of our depression, we have to put a stop to the cycle of addiction.