posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 04:29 AM
reply to post by watchitburn
I also have been skeptical about depression until...i developed one. Depression isnt a disease that pop up alone without any cause, or other mental
illness. Its mostly related to other mental illnesses like anxiety disorders[social phobias very often cause depression], OCDs, sexual
dysfunctions[paraphilias and other], which can lower your self esteem thus throwing you into depression. Ofcourse any big enough stressor will defeat
your coping mechanism, and you can develop a depression[mostly a short episode of few months at most]. We can see this everyday, people who has to pay
enormous mortgage while being broken, lost relatives etc..
Having a major depression all the time[few years and more] is almost always related to another mental illness that isnt curable by
CBT/psychotherapy[like an imprinted bad trait, that you cant change and its always with you everyday]. Without taking pills all the time to supress
the illness,such person will have depression.
If you cant change yourself[like people with paraphilias], just go on CBT and dont fight with yourself all the time. Thinking about "how i am
different" and "i'm worse than anyone, becuse of illness" all the time, will throw you into depression.
Relating to OP, im glad that psychiatry is finding a new biological grounds of illnesses.Biopsychiatry is the only way to fully cure mental illnesses,
just like we do with physical illnesses. Right now, if something is wrong with your heart, you get a bypasses, chirurgy, or transplantation, and
afterward you are cured.Just a routine standard procedure. I hope in the near future, biopsychiatry will be like that.