posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 05:50 PM
reply to post by Ralphy
I think it is natural but I am now tending to believe that the artificial additives in foods may play a role.
I will tell you why.
In 2006 I had according to the doctor a slight breakdown, I had worked nightshift for 2 years and went on day shift for about 6 months. I was asked to
go back to nightshift and my first shift was a 6pm start on a Sunday night having worked until 3.30 the Friday preceding.
A shortened weekend which shouldn't have been a drama however upon getting to work I found my hands locked to the steering wheel and a compulsion to
run away. Which is weird I then started sobbing and drove off in the car, I drove approximately 250 kilometres from work and at some point I had
regained composure and rang my wife.
This was close to 10pm that night.
She said come home and we'll see the doctor the next day.
Which we did and I was diagnosed with depression and put on anti depressants, I wasn't allowed to work or drive a car for about 6 months where I then
started the process of weening off and working part time again.
I had another incident in 2010, this time I was tested for food allergies, I had lost 15 kg's in weight and all my joints were aching, after a few
tests I was diagnosed as a Celiac and have to now stay gluten free.
The thing is my body had been starving of nutrients for quite some time which no doubt led to the depression in 2006 and then the weight loss in 2010
was the kicker.
There are so many additives in food these days and no-one knows how they will affect our bodies, depression can be food related and it can be caused
by a traumatic event or experience, some people are very sensitive and take all the misery in and eventually become depressed about it.
In other instances depression can run through family lines which means it could be hereditary and therefore natural, the good thing is people are now
understanding mental illness better and they dont throw people into institutions anymore without first looking at all the possibilities.