Depression is not only psychological -it is also physiological ~it is not only a mental condition -depression involves also the physical organs.

Many in coping or helping with depression suffer so needlessly! Depressive states vary, the depressed person  may be affected by anxiety or grief, despair, nervous breakdown -but better, easier can be cope with depression. 

With care people begin to cope with or help depression but then can not cope with it or resent it ~they have information about depression and what and how to do about depression, but not also why -or the reverse. The following seeks, briefly, to remedy that about depression.

Depression is not only psychological -it is also physiological ~it is not only a mental condition -it involves the physical organs (for example, 'nervous break-down' which depression may lead to is not as often understood by laymen to do with the mind only, but it results when severely and prolonged is overloaded one's nervous system whose functions are affected by the functioning of e.g. the respiratory and the digestive systems -oxygen and e.g. carbohydrate intake being involved in the body's processes of purifying the blood, the level of purity of which in turn contributes to the overloading or not of the nervous system ~it is involved in nervous debility causing tiredness and in reducing the mental ability to concentrate of those suffering from depression). For example, while the effects of depression are also psychological, there is nothing psychological involved as a cause, in 'post-natal depression' (believed by most experts to result from a sudden drop and rise of chemicals in the blood before and after child-birth). That is why, although not appreciated by many caring for persons suffering from depression, also diet and fresh air much matter in coping with depression -not only a positive attitude.

Causes of depression are not generally agreed upon (for while science generally accepts now the involvement of also 'mind' it does not know what it is exactly and only can agree or disagree with philosophers as to whether man will or can ever know) but, including the endogenous kind of it such as 'baby-blues' and the reactive kind as from grief, the symptoms of it may vary from  emotional to mental to physical (extremes of..  suspicion, irritability, self-criticism, need for re-assurance..  memory-lapse, inability to concentrate, doing unintended things .. loss of weight or over-eating, not feeling sleepy, blood imbalance or pressure) -although not necessarily symptoms only of depression, nor necessarily at all of it -often with anxiety and despair...

What is generally agreed about depression is that these help prevent depression and recovering from depression:-

Physical.. ensure an active life  ~simplify tasks -break them down -normality.. much fresh air -oxygen helps purify blood

Diet.. avoid increase in tobacco and alcohol intake.. ensure daily to have one each of.. bread, cereals.. milk, cheese..  meat, fish, eggs, pulses.. fruit, vegetables.. water.. (balance body-sytems)

Mental.. photographs -memory, paraphrasing -concentration

Emotional.. socialise, discuss things -caring, do not mind   nervous habits e.g. nail-biting -distracting self from worry, share laughs and don't criticise/pity but praise/self-praise -confidence.

These are the gist of the generally agreed reasons for depression and what help those suffering from depression -do consult a doctor if feeling very depressed.

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