Understanding how to fight depression and how to prevent it from ruining your life can be a difficult task. Sufferers of clinical depression usually can tell that there is something not quite right with the way they’re feeling, but some may feel as if they deserve to be in this condition due to their misplaced feelings of guilt.
Depression is definitely a real thing. Though in some cases it is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, it is not, figuratively speaking, “all in the mind”. It is a real illness. You need to treat it as such and take steps to fight depression, and not just half-heartedly hope to will it away.
The chemical imbalances in your brain can occur after prolonged periods of harboring negative thoughts and feelings of negativity, or after a series of highly stressful events. This imbalance can be fixed with time and effort. Continue reading