Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being.Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, or problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions; and may contemplate or attempt suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may be present.
Depressed mood is a normal reaction to certain life events, a symptom of many medical conditions (e.g., Addison's disease, hypothyroidism), and a feature of certain psychiatric syndromes.
whooa, the last part can be pretty scary right?
hold it...hold it....
I know whether you're in AA or GA, the first step is admittance and if I were to play doctor to myself, my diagnosis or in laymans term the thing that I'm going through is just mood disorders or clinical depression PERIOD.
So how does this depression go by in our internal system?
Depression is associated with changes in substances in the brain that help nerve cells communicate (neurotransmitters), such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. The levels of these neurotransmitters can be influenced by, among other things, physical illnesses, genetics, hormonal changes, medications, aging, brain injuries, seasonal/light cycle changes, and social circumstances.
So many factors to pin point why a certain person is going through a certain depression right? And my best bet for my own depressing moments caters to work and relationships. But now I'm done running, hiding from it... I'll face this demon on my own!
Acceptance is the first step, and I just have to go the process and work through it so I can heal and be happy on my own again.
My choice of getting beating it is to make a gratitude journal and physical exercise.