Although environmental issues such as work, stress, family, and other relationships can add to depression, actually a number of medical factors are involved, including thyroid abnormalities, female hormone fluctuations, and diabetes. Nutritional shortages leading to B-12 or iron deficiencies can cause sadness that leads to feelings of depression.
Common prescription drugs such as anti-hypertensive medication or oral contraceptives, and recreational drugs such as alcohol and cocaine, can cause significant levels of depression.
Abnormalities in the brain's management of hormones such as serotonin and norepinephrine can also bring on overwhelming feelings of doom and gloom.
You Can Respond To Depression By H.A.L.T. ing
1. Hungry: Remember to Eat to maintain your physical health.
2. Angry: Learn ways to not allow your anger to control your life.
3. Lonely: Develop and stay involved with a Support Group, Church, or Sunday School Class.
4. Tired: Make sure that you are getting enough rest each day. Your body needs sleep to recuperate.