posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 12:17 PM
originally posted by: nerbot
Not disagreeing as such, but for me the emotional state is the kicker. Emotions as we all know can be oh so uncontrollable and the mental state is the
symptom of being unable to control the huge surge in the emotional trauma and the lack of mental power to overcome it.
As an addition to what you said....here's something I don't feel alot of people "get" when it comes to mental issues like depression...
Most of us are raised to think "you just have to be strong enough"...and you'll get through it.
What about diabetes? A disease where your body does not create enough insulin to handle blood sugar.
What about depression? A biological malfunction wherein serotonin is absorbed by receptors too fast for the body to make use of it. The result being
that one is unable to take pleasure in the small, every day things in life, let alone the bigger and sometimes more important things.
What about anxiety? A biological malfunction that shares striking similarities to that of seizures, and oddly enough responds well to medications
designed for the treatment of seizures.
I do not begin to believe that depression and anxiety are caused solely by these issues, nor that we truly understand the whole picture
to begin with. The soup of chemicals that makes up our brains is far too complex, and I genuinely am unsure that we will truly have answers until we
can come close to duplicating the function of the brain in general. I believe that the issues are this deep rooted.)
I had YEARS
where I could not accept the idea that I needed
medical treatment for the maladies I deal with. Took me YEARS to realize
that I am the genetic result of a bonding between two individuals who both had strong occurrences of these issues in their immediate and extended
families. Both dealt with anxiety and depression.
During those years, I thought these were issues that I could just "deal with" and "get through". They were wasted years due to not knowing better.
Until I wised up.
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