Depression is a disorder a person can get and we don’t know why. We don’t know how you get it and we don’t know how to fix it. It makes sense that we don’t know how to fix something when we don’t know the cause of it. There is billions being spent on the fight against the increase in depression in society and there is no progress in stopping the increase in this disorder that leaves the person in a state of mental suffering that only the person going through the pain is able to know such suffering. Finding the cause of this disorder is the key to ever knowing how to stop it. There needs to be a complete step back in what is being looked at in the research and some logic injected into what could possibly be the cause of something that has become just as important or more important than anything the human race has been confronted with.
I think I know the cause of depression and I will go through some logical steps that one should go through if there is ever going to be an advancement in our knowledge and then on to the fixing of anyone with this disorder. I think if you go back to basics and completely start again as the only possible approach and disregard all known knowledge of this disorder as possibly not being correct as to date it is not providing any help in the cause of this disorder.
The place I started to gain a real in site into depression is from an online support group for people with depression and anxiety. The group had about 200,000 members in it and for me is a logical place to start with getting some form of new knowledge about this disorder. Learning what there is to know about depression from those who have it I believe is the key to finding out the cause of depression. There is a mass of people that can be studied from there posts they have made and the comments other people with this disorder have also made, that if ever looked at and thought about enough will find the cause of how one gets depression. There is lots of these groups all with massive numbers that total into the millions able to be looked at. To do research with these kind of number in a life study of actual people would never be practical and take up more time than what could possibly be practical to even think about.
I don’t have depression and at the time when I first looked at these groups of people with depression I noticed lots of things that stick out from people with this disorder and a knowledge of depression eventually gained through those that have the disorder and not through any book that may or may not even be right. This is the first logical step that needs to be taken. Analyse those people with the disorder as they are the issue and see what can be made of them from the available information they have documented trying to get through there life with this disorder.
The first thing to note is the size of these groups, it shows how serious and big this problem is. Why are all these people going to these support groups is one question that is easy to figure out. They are going there for support and knowledge of depression that they have not been able to get from standard mental health practices or people like friends or family. It looks like people with depression are very frustrated that they are not being understood from others and find some solace in the groups of people that understand what they are going through.
The next thing that is really obvious to see that sticks out and hits you hard is how people with depression and anxiety don’t think like what would be considered normal or logical in there thoughts about life. When you got depression you have such a negative view on all things and how bad your life is and that others in the group agree with your negative thoughts and that no one is offering much help in trying to see things from a more positive or reasonable point of view. It seems like everyone in these groups is in agreeance in some way to any negative thought process that just rings of gloom in any thought they have in there life.
For me it showed how people with depression have a disorder that could only be something that makes people think in a negative manner and not the real thoughts of the individual as the similarities in what people were saying were just to similar from such a broad range of people from all over the world. You can see quite clearly that depression is some kind of disorder that changes the thoughts in your life to being negative and similar from person to person that are not what any person would think like with out the disorder. That possibly this is a disorder that is an attachment to the way one thinks and not the actual thought process of the person but the thought process of a disorder that has attached it self to the person way of thinking is what I could see from what people were writing about.
Thinking logically the question that needs to be thought of is how did this disorder that seems very similar to those who have it become part of there way of thinking. Finding the cause of depression would require one to look at what happened in the lead up to someone getting this negative way of thinking attached to its thought process and examine if there is a correlations from those who were able to give good information as to what there lives were like before they had depression. But most importantly is to look at the situation from what a person was going through mentally as a result of there life experienced as mental illness is from problems from the mind and the mind is really just what is going on in side our head in the way of thoughts.
It is pretty obvious and easy to see especially if you are aware of the possible reason for some one getting depression as there being some form of trauma or emotional abuse that they have been through and there is definetly not the feeling of people that have been through a good life with a loving family that provided them with a childhood full of nice experiences.
Whilst we don’t know the cause of depression we have some type of knowledge that there is a correlation of there being a greater likelihood of mental illness if you have been through some form of abuse. But also we know how it is important to think positively and have a clear mind and to experience things in life as being things that emotionally make us feel good inside. And we also have a bit of knowledge that being negative and having toxic people in our lives is going to bring us down in someway and feel bad and effect our happiness as people. I think the key to understanding the cause for depression and all mental illness is to expand on this basic type knowledge of how emotions work with in humans. How certain things can make us stronger and how some things make us weaker. And then on to the possibility of a disorder becoming present with in our minds when a certain level of low self esteem we are feeling as a result of what we are going through in our lives… Then also examining the difference to what a person with depression has gone through in there lives to someone who has had a good life all the way through and how strong they are emotionally. Looking into areas of psychology of the mind as to why some people negatively effect others and what a person who has endured a life of not ideal emotional up bringing and onto what there minds would of been through and other differences in how there life was.
We need to logically be able to think on a level that if someone in the life of someone causes there emotions to react negatively then there may be lots of other little differences that are experienced emotionally from someone who has not had toxic people in there life. That over time are some people due to others in there life able to getting emotionally weak and more chance of them becoming mentally ill as a result of what they have been through emotionally.
I could just feel from what I was reading in the support groups for depression that just reading such negative type posts with others agreeing as being toxic and giving me a feeling that I didn’t like and didn’t want to be exposed to such negative type posts and on to even these thoughts as being toxic or some negative out take of what would be considered rational way of thought. And this was just from a few minutes of reading comments from someone with depression. Is it possible that if we are exposed to much to even just negative or discouraging type thought in our life as possible causes for our emotions to develop in a manner that could mean a mental illness is possible.
I think emotions really need to be examined in how they work in finding a cause for depression. Are emotions effected by our environment that we live in and how do our emotions get effected. How is the way we think or the thoughts our brain has going to effect our emotions. Are our emotions just a way of experiencing the thought we have in our lives that is surely governed by what is around us.
There are people all around the world in these depression groups, men and women with nothing in common as far as culture or what they have done in life and all able to think the same shows there is a real possibility that this disorder thinks for a person in a set kind of a way. Just establishing that a disorder is not a persons actual way of thinking and a set way of thought from the actual depression disorder may provide some sort of new way to look at mental illness.
I think research has in general spent a massive amount of time looking for imbalances and things that could cause mental illness from a nature kind of stand point and nothing has been found. I think if there was something there then it would of shown up in a microscope in some way with what we are able to analyse these days and look into what emotions have been through as a possible cause to mental illnesses.
I looked at other types of mental illnesses other than depression and some of them had only victims of certain type of abuse with a disorder and was easy to see that what they had endured mentally was the likely cause of mental illness. Ask anyone who has no history of mental illness if they went though a life that corelates to being happy a child and go into how likely a person gets depression as a result of having a happy childhood. Does a toxic parent or someone effect a person or how much that effects someone in there ability to be strong emotionally. Look at depression from with in families. Is it more likely that sibling both have depression. The hereditary link for mental illness has been exhausted and nothing ever proven. If something was heridatary I think that logically science would of found that link in the shaped of DNA passed down but there isn’t even images of what’s in a persons mind especially a mental illness being looked at visually.
It makes sense that if a parent has for example depression that they would teach there children from what they think and that is of a disorder that is negative, not encouraging and very limited in what you are open to experiences in your life and avoiding all types of life situations that might be how a child develops its emotional strength and is learning a way of thought that effects its emotions to the point of having depression all so.
We have some understanding of how “put down’s” don’t make us feel good. Is there more of a link between this in our lives compared to comments of encouragement and compliments being a cause for mental illness. Some people really cant handle being put down in any way while others don’t take any notice. Is there a level of mental or emotional strength where put downs or negative remarks begin to take a toll on a person thoughts process.
It seems like our brain is not able to process this kind of abuse and maybe our brain in general is not meant to experience such forms of information and just confuses the mind of a person. Do we have human instincts that make us gravitate to family or friends and take to heart from certain things from certain people which may just be toxic but hurt us emotionally even though we know there not true. Is there a bigger influence to what is the influence of a toxic person over someone who may be dependant on them. There are many things that could be the issue emotionally and the blog could go on forever I suppose.
I know about mental abuse and the effects it has on someone at a young age, I have seen it with my own eyes. Is there a type of parent that is seen as good but hurting a child emotionally and onto depression in there life. Is this the main thing being missed within current research as researchers are coming from a background where mental illness is not an issue and don’t understand what a mind goes though when going through some form of abuse as a child. Because they see a parent as the protector of children emotionally they cant even look into the likely hood of abuse being the issue that seem logical for there being issues when a child’s mind goes through tough times that they are not able to know any different to what they are experiencing.
With in the support groups there is definetly that feeling that a lot of people have experienced a terrible up bringing from parents that are not able to understand them emotionally. Is it time for people to step back and try to understand what someone goes through in there mind when things at home are not right. Is there a huge difference in playing happily and watching the wiggles to experiencing shouting and long periods of boredom because the parents are not able to be there for the kids on a level that may be needed. I can see that any type of problem is going to effect a child in some way and that it can only be mentally. If it can only be mentally then how much are problems able to hurt some one. Maybe a lot of things would not happen in the lives of people if there was a knowledge out there that it hurts the emotional strength of someone. I think there is on a lot of levels but it doesn’t go far enough to include the possibilitity of mental illness being the long term result and at present once you have a mental illness then you are stuck with it for ever.
But if we a humans are ever going to work out depression then we have to know how it is caused. A person may be able to help themselves if they actually knew why they had got it and maybe workout what they need to do to get emotionally stronger or stay away from toxic people etc as something that would be benifical. But im sure over time as if the cause of depression was able to be worked out and understood that it would lead to people being able to work out ways or what’s needed for someone emotionally if they are ever able to fix there depression. As a human race it seems like we are able to solve almost anything as long as we know the cause and with normal health its like breakthoughs are made daily while mental health goes backwards with people in general not knowing anything at all about how we work emotionally and mentally which I guess in reality is our happiness in life and the thing we are all trying to achieve.