Civilization diseases are those that are non-contagious and are directly related to the development of civilization, and thus – with a certain change that takes place in human life. Depression is one of these diseases. The number of sick people is constantly growing and depression will eventually be at the very peak of civilization diseases.
The fast pace of life, the multitude of demands posed by the modern world, the lack of time and skills to effectively deal with stress, loosening interpersonal bonds – all this helps to develop depression. It is also favored by some laziness – a natural result of civilization development, which makes it more difficult for us to fight depression.
People no longer have to face enormous challenges, the human brain no longer lives in a feeling of constant danger and in a state of utmost vigilance. A sense of security is associated with it, which supports passivity, as well as excessive inflation of consumption needs and an even greater distance from people and what is really important.
Mental health prophylaxis is often neglected, and visits to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist still seem embarrassing and marking to some people. And every brain has its endurance – a certain barrier beyond which there will only be disease.
How can you tell depression from low mood?
Depression has been a buzzword in recent years. And due to the fact that it is fashionable, it is also very much abused. The word itself has already entered the colloquial language and as such means “a temporary deterioration in mood”.
Depression is much more than that – someone who is just saying goodbye to their immediate family member is simply mourning, not depressed. If the other half dumps someone – he copes with the loss and is not depressed. Depression is not depressed mood – it is a problem with the brain that is not working as it should because, to put it simply, it lacks biochemical balance. It is also a state of discouragement and resignation that lasts for a long time, even though – objectively – there is no reason to be in this state at all.
PREVENTION – OR HOW TO FIGHT DEPRESSION
You can try to protect yourself against depression. Fighting depression is very important from an early age – the child adopts the perception of the world from his parents. That is why it has been proven in the course of research that children of depressed mothers suffer from it themselves – even if they are still very small.
Some people see the existence of a “depression gene” in this, but there are no conclusive research results on this subject. That is why there is a rule – so important in prophylaxis – that happy parents raise happy children.
If a man knows from an early age that he can count on the support of his loved ones, and at the same time he will also be prepared for the fact that the world is not a fairy tale and that there are challenges, stress and other problems that he will have to face.
WAYS TO FIGHT AGAINST DEPRESSION
Sometimes prophylaxis is not enough and people become depressed, the disease can also affect someone in our immediate vicinity. Then what? How to fight depression in this case? Fortunately, depression is completely treatable, but it requires comprehensive treatment. How is depression treated?
Depression does not come out of nowhere – it has its origins that affect the psyche and eventually make the brain work not as it should. Psychotherapy will help you deal with the causes of depression, open up to the world and people, as well as better understand yourself and fight depression. Together with psychotherapy, you can use other methods such as tms therapy – a combination of these methods gives much better results.
Movement and relaxation
The important role of therapy through movement cannot be forgotten. During exercise, the brain produces endorphins, or – colloquially speaking – happiness hormones. Therefore, it is a very good way to fight depression. It is endrophin that is so lacking in a person who is struggling with depression, so it is worth moving – the brain will produce its dose of endorphins and you will feel much better.
It is also the perfect, healthiest way to relax, which will prevent a person from falling even lower into apathy and general depression. Movement is not a magic remedy – a depressed person still needs support or drug treatment – but it can be helpful.