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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Video done by someone with depression to help others


The theory states that it can help by using a psycho therapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions. Therefore difference to the other theory's the cognitive theory of depression is used in individual therapy as well as group settings, and the techniques are often adapted for self-help applications.

This theory was developed mixing behavioural therapy and cognitive therapy. The techniques used may differ because they are adapted to the problems that the person may have, but commonly may include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors; questioning and testing cognition's, assumptions, evaluations and beliefs that might be unhelpful and unrealistic; gradually facing activities which may have been avoided; and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting. Relaxation, mindfulness and distraction techniques are also commonly included. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often also used in conjunction with mood stabilizing medications to treat conditions like bipolar disorder.




The Enviromental theory of depression has factors that are not directly related to brain function, inherited traits from parents, medical illnesses, or anything else that may take place within us.Therefore the envriomental facotors are in situations with prolonged stress either at work or in someones own home, having lost someone you loved, and even traumatic events that affected you.

There have been many studies that say that the way we live life, and the events that have happened to us during our life can affect our state of mind and how we face circumstances. The way to help is that how you react with situations like a breakup or loss of a loved one and crisis that we encounter during our life. So the way we react may help develop clinical depression.


Thursday, 18 March 2010


The girl on the left is in depression because her boyfriend left her for another girl.


“I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is. I don’t know. Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don’t know the answer, I know only that I can’t. I don't want any more vicissitudes, I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I’ve had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted.”

Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Depression is the inability to construct a future”

Rollo May


What this theory states is that people suffering from depression, have imbalances of neurotransmitters which are endogenous chemicals which relay, amplify, and modulate signals between a neuron and another cell.In simpler words it means the natural substances that allow the different cells to communicate with each other. There are two neurotransmitters that are related to depression serotonin and norepinephrine.
Scientists believe that the deficiency of serotonin may cause some of the symptoms related in depression like irritability and anxiety. In the same way deficiency of norepinephrine can cause alertness and may contribute to the fatigue and the bad depressed mood of this sickness.
Another factor of this theory is about other body chemicals for example cortisol. The way that cortisol works is that in the morning the level of cortisol peaks in the morning and does decreases as the day goes by. In depressed people the level of cortisol peaks and does not decrease in the afternoon or evening. The problem is that the scientists do not know if their theories are correct in the way that they ask themselves if the disease causes the imbalances of the imbalances the disease.