Biological Depression

Learn how I beat Depression

It would be quite a difficult task to find anyone who has managed to go his or her entire life without ever facing any form depression. It is only human nature. It is a way of dealing with difficult or emotionally trying times.

No two kinds of depression are alike. The biggest difference in identifying depression is whether the condition is biological or reactive. If you have a family history of depression, have been depressed for an extended period of time or if depression severely hampers your functionality, you could be suffering from biological depression.

Individuals who suffer from depression that is categorized as biological are not depressed emotionally, at least not as much as they are biochemically and physically depressed. They generally respond well to medication and therapy and go on to live full, healthy lives. Many who recover even spend time helping others learn how to cope with their own depression.

In its biological form depression is different from reactive depression. Reactive depression is a temporary response to some kind of emotionally painful or stressful event in your life. For instance, if you lose a loved one, lose your job, are diagnosed with a severe health condition or are let down in a relationship, you will naturally feel depressed.

This response is both a normal and healthy way of dealing with emotional pain and taking the time to grieve. Talking with trusted friends or joining a support group is a good point to begin a journey toward recovery. If you allow yourself to experience your grief and receive the support you require, you can recover from reactive depression in no time at all.

All types of depression are serious and pose a potential danger to both the sufferer and those around them. If you are experiencing one or more symptoms of biologic depression, it is important to consult with a medical professional as soon as possible. Your condition may be helped with the right medication and talk therapy.

Do not put off getting help. The sooner you take care of yourself, the sooner you will be free of this disease and on your way to a healthy, happy future. Talk to friends whom you trust. Get involved in your community or local church. Join a support group. Whatever you decide to do, be sure that you do not isolate yourself; t is important to surround yourself with other people who care for you and bring joy to your life.

Learn how I beat Depression

1 Comment

  1. Zarqa Ahmed
    Posted March 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I have had mild dpression in the past but have just been started on medication for biological depression I cannot believe how this disease affects you its awful and definitley agree that if suffering see your gp asap

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