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Depression

What Is Depression?

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activities. It can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, level of motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may include sadness, difficulty thinking and concentrating, and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. Depression can manifest itself as some lack of interest in life. This can be connected to situations, or events in the person's life, and maybe temporary, such as the loss of a pet, the death of a family member, or losing a job. This is sometimes referred to as Situational Depression. While most people will feel sad or depressed at times, this is a normal reaction to feelings of loss or life's challenges. This includes feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless. But when these feelings intensify and last for weeks or months and keep the person from living their life, it may be something more than Situational Depression and maybe evidence of Clinical or Major Depression. 

Clinical Depression, is a mood disorder that makes you feel constant sadness or lack of interest in life, a desire to isolate, and may include suicidal ideation, also referred to as Major Depressive Disorder.

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Clinical Depression


Life events that can lead to Clinical Depression

Life events that can lead to Clinical Depression include adversity in childhood, such as unequal parental treatment of siblings, bereavement, neglect, mental abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse. Childhood physical or sexual abuse significantly correlates with the likelihood of experiencing depression over the victim's lifetime.

Other life events and changes that may influence persistence depressed moods can be menopause, financial difficulties, unemployment, stress (such as from work, education, family, living conditions, etc.), a medical diagnosis (cancer, HIV, etc.). Bullying, being unjustly controlled by another (as in slavery or human trafficking, Being emotionally dominated or abused by another person or group culturally, or politically. Also, loss of a loved one, natural disasters, social isolation, rape, relationship troubles, jealousy, separation, or catastrophic injury. Adolescents may be especially prone to experiencing a depressed mood since their minds may not be matured enough to manage life's challenges. They are also dealing with chemical changes in their bodies while attempting to cope with social rejection, peer pressure, and/or bullying. 

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Medical treatments

Depression may also be the result of healthcare, such as with medication-induced depression. Therapies associated with depression include interferon therapy, beta-blockers, isotretinoin, contraceptives, cardiac agents, anticonvulsants, antimigraine drugs, antipsychotics, and hormonal agents such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist.

Substance-induced

Many drugs/substances of abuse can cause or exacerbate depression, whether in withdrawal, intoxication or from chronic use. These include alcohol, sedatives, opioids (including prescription pain killers and illicit drugs such as heroin), stimulants (such as cocaine and amphetamines), hallucinogens, and inhalants.

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Non-psychiatric illnesses

Historical legacy

Depression, caused by Oppression

Researchers have begun to conceptualize ways in which the historical legacies of Systematic Racism, Discrimination, Colonialism, Slavery, Lynching, Genocide, Concentration camps, and other forms of human maltreatment and exploitation contribute to depression.

Other historical factors include, denied education, denied job opportunities, pay inequality, police brutality (mistreatment, beatings, imprisonment, and death). These components provide the inescapable consequence of depression, regardless of its origin (personal experience, witness to, heard about, read about, or seen it on TV). Also, the ratio of imprisonment of one group over another and watching other groups excel while another is hindered represents some factors that contribute to depressive conditions, as it relates to historical legacy.

Please Note: Individuals within or outside of both the dominant and oppressed groups may also be affected, because of their level of compassion, sympathy, and their belief in equality.

Non-psychiatric illnesses​

Depression (differential diagnoses)

Depressed mood can also be the result of a number of infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurological conditions, and/or physiological problems, including Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, chronic pain, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

Psychiatric syndromes

Depression caused by a chemical imbalance

This depressive mood disorder is not caused by an event or a situation, but a disorder within the body that, in most cases, require chemical intervention (Psychotropic drugs)

https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/what-is-depression#1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depression_(mood)

Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Depression​

Depression Solution (Using Hypnotherapy)

It is important to note, that prior to the use of hypnotherapy, it is recommended to have any emotional or mental condition be assessed by a physician.

The practice of hypnotherapy and the therapeutic techniques used in its execution are being more and more recognized for its efficiency in helping the client to get to the underlying causation. Hypnotherapy uses a sub-cognitive approach that goes straight to the source of the problem. Then with the use of the proper therapeutic techniques, we are able to help the clients to have control. 

Since hypnotherapy is not a regulated field in the state of Florida, it is highly recommended that you see a properly trained hypnotherapist, with a minimum training of 500 hours, and has been in practice for over five years.  

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