Depression usually presents with low mood, apathy and lack of motivation that can negatively invade a person’s behaviours and thoughts. You may feel sad, hopeless, alone, empty, worthless, irritable, ashamed, guilty, helpless, angry and restless. Other symptoms include the following:
You cannot just “get over” depression. Once the pattern of depression has begun, it is proven to be very difficult to refrain from this emotional response as a way of dealing with issues that occur through life. There is no shame in seeking help for depression – it deserves consideration just like any other condition.
There are many causes of depression, including abuse and conflict, substance abuse, suppressed anger and other emotions, loss, illness, major events, personal problems and some medications.
The treatment begins with genuine listening. At HHC, we will help you identify the patterns of falling into depression, recognize whether depression is a default reaction to life’s circumstances, and discover its underlying reasons. Other elements of treatment may include learning new ways to deal with life’s challenges and awaken to who you really are, and your self-worth and value.
The treatment largely focuses on the underlying causes of depression.
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Harvard professor Irving Kirsch published a peer reviewed paper on the “serotonin myth” titled “Antidepressant and the Placebo Effect.” The paper was based on many clinical trials. According to Professor Kirsch serotonin does not affect depression: “The serotonin theory is as close as any theory in the history of science to having been proved wrong. Instead of curing depression, popular antidepressants may induce a biological vulnerability making people more likely to become depressed in the future.” (To read the paper click https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4172306/)