Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, and people experiencing depression may have feelings of dejection, hopelessness and, sometimes, suicidal thoughts.
It can either be short term or long term. Depressed mood is a symptom of some mood disorders such as major depressive disorder or dysthymia; it is a normal temporary reaction to life events, such as the loss of a loved one; and it is also a symptom of some physical diseases and a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments.
From the point of view of linear logic, one can find an infinite number of causes of depression. In a medical environment, with a complaint of depression, a person would be suspected of a lack of vitamins and would be prescribed “depression drugs”. Also, the patient would be examined in terms of gender and age, in order to suspect a teenage depression, PMS, or a midlife crisis, or some other riot of hormones. Nevertheless, the medical examination should not be avoided. Who knows, maybe you walk with a “knife in the back”?
When you contact a psychologist, you are more likely to get rid of depression. A psychologist will help you analyze your life, find factors that affect your condition, and help you recover. In general, any person who feels depressed can be advised to consult a psychologist.
The disadvantages of psychological consultation include:
- the high cost of sessions with a good psychologist;
- in most cases, good results require many visits;
- lack of guarantees that the person will get the result that he expected. For example, when a person transfers responsibility for his life to a psychologist, but he does not change anything.
How to get out of depression yourself
In order to help ourselves, we turn to the levels of consciousness.
Depression is at levels below 125 (Desire).
The main obstacle to getting out of depression is fear. Fear that:
“I will not get what I want” (a valuable thing, a loved one, a wish, job, money, …);
“I will not become what I want to be” (rich, famous, interesting, …)
“I will get what I really do not want” (failure, pain, retribution, loss, …);
“I will become what I really do not want to be” (bad, evil, rude, …)
It is worth noting that fear of success or pleasure is also possible. This is when a person is afraid to get what he wants, or to become what he wants to be.
Now ask yourself sincerely and analyze the answers:
The bad news: there is a problem that I can not advise something specific. The psyche is so unique and individual that what benefits one will harm the other. The ego is so stubborn that it will deceive a person and impose a distorting filter on any information.
The good news: is that people who don’t have a similar problem can balance you. Start talking with people and asking for advice about your problem. It is advisable that these people be unfamiliar to you and do not have a similar problem, or have solved it once in the past in their lives. Get out of your comfort zone and feel the fear of which you are afraid.
I wish you success in getting out of depression!