What makes a person depressed in life?
It's a little choppy, I didnt want to post my entire paper
Genetic Predispositions. An examination of family pedigrees has shown that depression tends to run in families. A number of researchers have found that depressed individuals often have an abnormality in their 5-HTT gene, which regulates the transportation of serotonin in the brain (Dannlowski et al., 2007).
Neurological factors. Depression has also been associated with lower activity in the behavioral activation system (BAS) and higher activity in the behavioral inhibition system (BIS; as cited in Kasch, Rottenberg, Arnow, & Gotlib, 2002).
Biochemical factors. The low activity of neurotransmitters has been closely linked to unipolar depression; in particular norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine (Sourkes, 1977). Several pieces of evidence began to point to a “chemical imbalance” point of view.
Endocrine system may play a role in unipolar depression. Endocrine glands release hormones, chemicals that carry information to target cells and initiate action in the organs (Comer, 2007). One particular pathway linked to depression is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) pathway, which is activated in response to stress.
Psychodynamic. Freud (1917) was one of the first theorists to develop a psychodynamic theory of depression.He noted the similarities in symptomology between clinically depressed patients and people who were grieving due to the loss of a loved one. For people who become depressed without having lost a loved one, Freud proposed a concept of symbolic or imagined loss, in which the person equates other events with the loss of a loved one (Eddison, 1935).
Behavioral. Behaviorists believe unipolar depression results from changes in the number of reinforcements and punishments people receive.
Cognitive theorists believe it is repeated negative perception of events that lead to depression. There are two widely used cognitive theories explaining depression: learned helplessness and negative thinking.
Treatment options for depression include biological, psychological, sociocultural and other forms commonly known as “alternative” treatments.
there are different reasons. here's what started mine:
didn't have friends
didn't feel loved/no one cared about me
all these (and many others) are major things that trigger depression. if you're having a problem with one or more of these, I know what you're going thru. if I can help in any way, let me know. :)
A lack of seretonin, as standtall12 said. Tends to occur commonly in young people a lot. I went through it, pretty bad too.
I DO recommend seeing a doctor, he will just start you off on a small dosage which will barely do anything, so ask for more. Seriously that starting doseage is a load of bull. But the doctor CAN help.
There are several different reasons for depression. If you are, or think your depressed, don't EVER be afraid to ask for help. It's no big deal and is actually pretty common. See a doctor and he/she will give you some depression meds. Depression is NOT a fun thing to deal with for you OR the people around you.
a lack of chemical in the brain
it can be triggered by development or emotional issues
sometimes its natural and sometimes a situation triggers it
I hope you're alright, I used to suffer from it too.
I love life now, it'll be over soon.
don't let anything get you down:)
When Things Dont Go Peoples Way
Things that suck.