reply to post by PETROLCOIN
Wow, what a excellent post! One of the best I have seen on ATS in ages.
Yes you are correct.
It's like 300 years ago if someone had a epileptic seizure they were burned at the stake as a witch when in actuality they simply had a real physical
/ medical issue.
I have found with depression that exercising every day really really REALLY helps.
Honest to god, just 35 minutes on a treadmill or elliptical machine, just walking briskly will help. When you exercise it gets those little
endomorphs running around in you and makes you feel real positive.
It's hard to start exercising. My favorite activity is sitting in a big overstuffed easy chair in a quiet room with camomile tea and
reading........so getting myself to exercise is in the beginning quite hard, but the more you exercise, the more you get that blood circulating the
better your head will feel, honest.
Laughing is also good. When you are feeling down, look up jokes or watch funny videos.
Read uplifting books, stay away from the gloom and doom if it brings you down too much.
It is possible to "rewire" your brain, by trying very hard to concentrate on positive stuff.
Volunteer at a animal shelter, a homeless shelter, anywhere where there are those less fortunate than you that you can help. Random acts of kindness
does wonders for the soul and when you meet and help others less fortunate than yourself, it can possibly put more perspective into your life.
But, and you are most correct, there are medicines out there that do help and in many cases, it is a actual medical problem with the hardwiring of the
We are still in the dark ages when it comes to our brain, there is still so much to figure out about how it works.
edit on 7-11-2010 by ofhumandescent because: grammar
and added an idea