Why You Are Depressed?

What does your brain function have to do with your depression?

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Researchers know that changes in brain function are more likely to result in depressive episodes than other factors.

A stable, highly functional individual with what would be considered a normal personality may experience a crisis or other triggering event that may result in depression, simply because there have been subtle changes in the brain.

The human brain, at about three pounds of tissue, is the most complex of our organs, playing a key role in the health of all other organs, glands, and bodily functions. The brain is the physical foundation from which thoughts, emotions, and feelings emanate, and a healthy brain creates the foundation for physical and emotional health.

One definition of emotional health is a person’s ability to communicate effectively. In addition to communication between people, there is also biological communication — the communication that takes place between different parts of your body. Your body is made up of millions of cells, and they have to be able to communicate with each other effectively. Part of how this takes place is through receptors.

 

A receptor essentially is a cellular tool whose purpose is to receive biological signals. Part of how each cell functions is that it has a receptor that receives specific signals and produces an appropriate response. Effective biological communication depends on various substances including nutritional factors, immunotransmitters, peptides, and neurotransmitters. These substances influence the brain and the body on a cellular level. When the brain receives unbalanced levels of essential nutrients or toxic, heavy metals, serious problems can arise concerning neurotransmitter levels. This is especially so since heavy metals can replace essential nutrients (particularly minerals), fooling the brain and causing deficiencies. A neurotransmitter may even bind to a receptor in certain cells and set into action a complex series of events at a molecular level. These events may influence various brain functions including memory, mood, and behavior.

Through the years, doctors have attempted to manipulate brain function in those who are tortured by the symptoms of depression or who have exhibited extreme anti-social behavior. Early in the twentieth century, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) used electricity to affect the same transmitter chemicals in the brain that are affected by nutraceuticals, color, light, sound, and medications. Although the use of ECT has decreased in the last two decades, physicians will still use it sometimes for treating patients who are unable to take medications due to other medical problems or who are unresponsive to medication. Many of these individuals can be helped through other, less extreme therapies once the specific causes of depression are isolated.

Takeaway

Remember, certain types of depression can be helped by nutrition therapy, herbs, amino acid supplementation, hands-on healing, exercise, specialized counseling, light therapy, and, and other approaches either alone or, when necessary, in combination with medication. Whatever form of depression you, or someone you care about, reach out to others, use online resources, have a Zoom Party, and take long walks.

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