Depression goes deeper than our normal feelings of sadness or loneliness. It is a REAL illness that impacts the brain. Depression is more than just feeling “down.” It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. Research tells us that other factors contribute to the onset of depression, including genetics, changes in hormone levels, certain medical conditions, stress, grief or difficult life circumstances. Any of these factors alone or in combination can precipitate changes in brain chemistry that lead to depression’s many symptoms.
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Dr. Brown grew up in the Los Angeles area before earning her Bachelor’s degree in English. She followed that with a Master’s Degree in Education and she later obtained her Doctoral degree with a focus on Educational Leadership. DB has taught English in both the middle and high school setting in central Los Angeles for a number of years prior to becoming an instructional coach and school leader. She also taught English and Communications as an adjunct professor. View all posts by Confessions of a Black, Independent, Educated, and SEXY... WIFE!