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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I am not a mental health physician; however, I have lived with depression for over 20 years, so I know a thing or two. Growing up, I would have anger outbursts, panic attacks, and days of sadness. But writing... Writing saved me! This page is not meant to diagnose anyone of harp over our situations, but I will share my writings (very random writings) to show how I choose to kick depression in the ass! I am working on a Ph.D. in Education in hopes of finding a solution for teachers who struggle with stress, anxiety, and burnout. View all posts by My Random Stories: 300 Writing Prompts