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Jul 27th, 2011

Depression – Part 3

Causes & Effects

Depression can occur from an unexpected stressful event in life – the death of someone you love, for example. The sudden and prolonged stress this causes quickly depletes your body of vital nutrients, resulting in fatigue and torpor, to the extent that it might hardly seem worth making the effort of rousing yourself.

When depression lacks and obvious cause, doctors have difficulty treating it and it often becomes chronic. It might be characterized by intense self-hate, apathy, spontaneous crying spells, lack of mental focus, and a craving for solitude. A depressed person may even be bewildered by the ability of others to show enthusiasm for activities and ideas. And because of the sufferer’s indifference to recovery, this condition is often self-perpetuating.

(Continued tomorrow…)

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