1. I have depression because I am depressed.
The etiology is multifactorial, but it is thought that depression is associated changes in receptor- neurotransmitter relationship in the limbic system. It is often classified based on the way the illness takes shape. If you have low spirits for a while, don’t be concerned. However, if you feel you can’t lift yourself out of your misery, you should seek professional help.
2. I am coping with a tragic event or difficult situation. The depression will be relieved as soon as the tragedy is alleviated.
It is true that if your feeling of sadness is associated with a stressful event in your life, you could get out of it soon enough. However, if your depression is ongoing for six months or more, then your brain chemistry may have changed as a result of the prolonged sadness. You could be clinically depressed.
3. I am a weirdo because I have depression.
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. More than 17 million people – One in ten adults – experience depression each year in the United States.
4. Depression is only a psychiatric disorder that leads to no physical health conditions.
There is a strong relationship between depression and cardiac illnesses, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, dementia, asthma & worst; depression may lead to suicidal ideation or attempt if left untreated.