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originally posted by: Aleister
There is some good data (see Watercure.com) that some depressions (I don't know what the percentage is, but even if one person is helped by this data) are the result of long-term dehydration. People who have this horrible affliction might try adequately hydrating for a week or so, to see if it makes a difference. I know some people which it helped, one in particular who was helped enormously. I've said this before here, and gotten feedback from people who say it's a trivial and wrongheaded approach to clinical depression. But worth a try? I'd say yes, couldn't hurt.
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: Aleister
Heh, drink enough water... drown... problem solved!
But dehydration is very, very likely one factor and brain chemistry, itself, is the key... because we at least filter our experience in this world through our brains... and I can switch from depressed to okay with a few chemicals and no change of external situation.
When one's brain is chemically balanced, one can know the basic futility of our level of existence and be just fine with it...
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Astrocyte
Other than over emphasis on "mother", great OP. Perhaps it could be remedied by replacing with the concept of "paternal"?
Or is there something innately novel in female interaction?
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Astrocyte
Oh I know the answer to this one. I can't speak for everyone but for me it started when I lost my job then my wife then my home and then this month she informs me she's seeing someone else its our anniversary month and I haven't seen our kids since February. I've become acquainted with loss yet I still haven't lost my will to go on but at times even my will is in question.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
Get in a car accident, lose your job and then fight with insurance company for the next 2 years.
Or how about your wife leaves you, takes the kids, makes you sell whatever is left to afford a lawyer so you can see your own kids, have a judge tell you how often you can and then pay child support payments to your ex while she trains your children to call her new boyfriend dad.
Lose a young child to cancer
Depression happens when bad things do and everybody avoids you like the plague because nobody wants to be around a negative person, and the cycle begins.