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Monday, October 31, 2011

8-Years Depression Sufferer Dismisses His Psychiatrist

Do you find yourself suffering from a persistent empty feeling over a long period of time?
      Have you struggled with guilt and worthlessness that will not stop?
      Do you ever fear the past and have constant bleak thoughts about the future?
      Do you ever feel nervous and afraid you might lose control or go insane?
      Do you feel utter hopelessness and believe that everything you do will turn into a failure?
      Thinking about cutting yourself and believe that it will relieve the stress and pressure?
      Have a difficult time making decisions and feeling irritated over the slightest things?
      Loss of interest in activities that used to bring joy, including sex?

It's okay. It's not your fault. You may even suffer physical symptoms like drastic changes in your sleeping and eating patterns, constant restlessness and lacking the power to concentrate. I feel your pain as I had been a depression sufferer for over 8 years and I can confidently say it is not your fault.

Let me tell you why you are here. You are here because you know that being clinically depressed is not the way you want to live your life. You know that by hook or by crook, there is a way for you to overcome it. Yet that solution eludes you simply because you did not experience this process of overcoming depression one step at a time.

You may have spent years looking for me, but I have spent the better part of my entire life looking for you to tell you this-- You are "stucked" in your depression because ineffective anti-depressants and mundane psychotherapy has allowed depression to take control of your life. Depression has been your experience so long that you have begun to believe it is what you are. But it is something you have- just as for example, one has "liver disease".

Like a liver disease, depression is perceived by many to be fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. No matter what the root cause is (in which we will discuss shortly), we have unwittingly become good at depression. We have learnt how to hide it and work around it.

We may have even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction.  Relying on these methods to make it through everyday, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion, or the feeling of being alive in this world. And ultimately, things will only get worse if the root cause is not treated.






Don't Assume...Know Your Depression Facts!

Assumption 1: Depression is a medical disease caused by neurochemicals

As past studies indicated, the physical symptoms are just that, symptoms and not causes.

Depression can feel like a physical disorder because you feel lethargic all the time, body aches and pain, change in sleep patterns and so on. But remember, all these physical symptoms are caused by depression and not the other way around.

Important to note is the fact that there is a reduction in neurotransmitters (monoamines such as serotonin and norepinephrine) in many cases of depressed people. However, low serotonin levels are a symptoms of depression, not a cause. This is clearly evidenced by the fact that if you give up your pleasure giving activities and engage in pessimistic thinking, the lower your serotonin levels.

Assumption 2: Depression is in your genes

Depression is learned, not genetic. This is because depression has much to do with styles of thinking, behaviors and interpersonal relationships rather than DNA, and therefore abundant opportunities for people to learn the depressive styles of their family. In this sense, they are more likely to become depressed, but not by the cause of their genes, but rather their inclination to learn what they see and follow.

Assumption 3: Depression is caused by traumatic events and bad experiences

If something terrible things were to happen to you or your loved ones around you, of course it is perfectly natural to feel sad, angry, hurt or in shock. Often traumatic events can be linked to the onset of depression, but this does not mean they cause it. This is clear as we're all aware of people enduring the most horrible circumstances imaginable without becoming clinically depressed.



So What Is The Main Cause For Depression?

Depression relies how we explain things to ourselves. It's about how we respond and make sense of events. Specifically, it is our thoughts that manifest into physical symptoms as well as empowered all the negative neuron signals through our brain.

That does NOT mean that people who become depressed are to be blamed, in fact, quite the contrary as our environmental line of thinking simply conditioned us to create our current perception of things. The good news is, this gives us the important insight on how to stop depression for good.

What my program (Depression Free Method™) does is give people the ability to immediately stop their self-denial and procrastination and provide them with the tool to change their destructive way of thinking. It is very simple yet amazingly effective.

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