Why I’m so Depressed?

feeling depressed, causes of depression

I know how difficult can be when you’re dealing with everything that’s going in your life and top of it feeling depressed, I mean, I get it, life is hard and seems to be getting harder everyday, but it is even harder if we see it through the lens of depression, anxiety, and sadness.

When you don’t have any reason, like a big trauma, or the loss of someone close to you it is common to have this question, and having the feeling of sadness for these particular reasons is common too, even healthy. But what is not healthy is to have this intermittent feeling of depression that comes and goes when least expected…

So Why I’m Feeling Depressed You Ask?

The main cause of depression in a teenager may vary, but neither you, I or a specialist can’t answer that particular question because no one really knows what is the real cause of depression. What I can do is giving you the main causes of depression, in that way you will be better equipped to answer it by yourself.

Main Causes of Depression

Genetics. It is depression common in the branches of your genealogical tree?

* Some illnesses. Depression can be sparkled in our lives by another completely different medical condition.

Abuse. Sexual abuse is the most known, but also physical and emotional abuse in the past can develop depression sometime in the future.

Death. Fear of our own dead, dead or loss of someone we love is a well-established factor for being depressed.

* Drugs. Not just the abuse of the illegal drugs, but some medicaments “legal drugs” can increase the chances of developing depression for a period of time.

* Being Excluded. By being excluded from our family, being fired, getting divorced. I mean losing or not getting into something that we care can be really painful.

* Low Self-Confidence. Carrying a low way of thinking about yourself will eventually lead you straight away to the path of the most high-quality feeling of depression.

Maybe you can argue with me if I’m right with the last one that it’s a vicious cycle. You could be depressed and then develop low self-confidence or by having low self-confidence we could be inviting depression to come into our mind and soul.

You could develop depression for one of these particular causes or a mix of them. When you identify the root cause of why you’re feeling this way you’ll hopefully know what action to take in order to stop feeling depressed because the solution will unfold naturally to you.

In the near future, I’ll be talking more in-depth about why depression appears as an uninvited guest in our lives so stay tuned.

What is Depression?

Crying with depression

In order to solve any problem, we need first to identify it and then, know more about it. The same rule applies to Depression.

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary.

1- Depression: the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future.

2- Depression: a mental illness in which a person is very unhappy and anxious (=worried and nervous) for long periods and cannot have a normal life during these periods.

The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as “the cause of feeling sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed”.

And according to Urban Dictionary; when you’ve felt like the world has been against you for so long, that you’ve become numb to everything.

For the sake of not repeating everything online or not just copy and paste all the definitions from what it is depression I’ll say that there is something common in all the definitions, and that is the “low state feeling”. Under the influence of anxiety and depression, we feel like we don’t have any worth to others and ourselves.

We recognize sadness when we see it, and this is one of the major signs of depression. More than sadness when we are in a depressive state it affects our way of feeling, thinking and how we act and interact in social situations, that’s why it is considered a mental disorder.

To better understand what is and how to fight against depression.

Let’s list some of the most known signs of depression.

* Restlessness

* Irritability

* Anxiety

* Sadness

* Fatigue

* Desire to suicide

* Eating disorder (loss of appetite or overeating)

* Lack of focus

We all can agree that the most powerful sign from this list is the desire to suicide. When you are feeling like taking a risk that put your life in danger for the sole reason of taking that risk not valuing or acknowledging that your life is worth more than losing it, you can be almost sure that you are depressed.

Thank God that there are treatments, supplements, information, psychological expertise, and even food and communities to help you in your fight against depression.

My advice to you is to seek out help, move and do something about to fix it, but don’t keep fighting this feeling alone, because there are a lot of people that don’t want to see you in this situation, including me!