Life is fast-paced, burdensome, and stressful. If negative emotions are allowed to accumulate, it may become the “last straw” that can crush us, and even cause anxiety and depression.
Depression is not an act, nor is it hypocritical. It is an emotional disorder that is difficult to heal on its own. It is a problem in the brain. Depression is closely related to genetic factors and is the result of a combination of genes and environment. However, depression is not terrible
We can all beat it
Is depression far from us?
In recent years, due to media exposure, we have become more and more aware that depression can affect people around us so quietly. Some people seem to laugh, be optimistic, and be kind to others, but they seem to be unable to escape its control.
In order to pay attention to this category of people, the medical community has begun to popularize the concept of “smile depression”, which refers to people who don’t look like the traditional concept of depression at all. They look so optimistic and healthy but suffer from painful psychology behind them. Torture, this shock is great.
Depression is a common disease worldwide, with WHO estimated that there are 350 million patients. The clinical symptoms of depression are diverse. Some patients with depression are mainly delayed and depressed, while others are irritable and anxious.
Many people with depression cannot experience certain emotions, including grief, happiness, and happiness. The world seemed bleak and lifeless in their eyes. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, and the annual number of suicide deaths is estimated to be as high as 1 million.
Why do people get depression?
Depression is affected by genetic factors and environmental influences. Serotonin in the human body is also called serotonin. It is a neurotransmitter. People with mild serotonin deficiency will have difficulty concentrating and planning. And organizational skills, there is always stress and boredom, if it develops to a particularly severe degree, it will become depression.
Depression is affected by genetic factors and environmental influences. Serotonin in the human body is also called serotonin.
It is a neurotransmitter. People with mild serotonin deficiency will have difficulty concentrating and planning. And organizational skills, there is always stress and boredom, if it develops to a particularly severe degree, it will become depression.
How to get out of depression
First: Help yourself
You must receive professional treatment to eliminate physical difficulties. If you refuse to seek medical treatment, please also tell the people close to you about your difficulties. Maybe they can help you resolve your doubts and accompany you to seek medical treatment.
Two: reduce guilt
Many people with depression always blame themselves for some trivial matters in life, and even punish themselves all the time. They give others a lot of tolerance, but they are very harsh on themselves. But once you realize that you are just sick and your body and mind are also waiting to be taken care of, will you give yourself a share of compassion?
Only solve one thing at hand, and learn to lower the expectations of yourself.
Because of physical reasons, “brain chaos” often happens, so don’t blame yourself. Learn to concentrate on what you are doing and try not to delay. But if you are tired, allow yourself to take a good rest first. A good state will allow you to challenge more difficult things. Only compare with your past self, not with others. Please see your own progress bit by bit. It doesn’t matter if you don’t progress. You are also excellent in the eyes of others.
Four: participate in some activities and social
Once you start to decide to participate in some activities, your feelings and actions will be awakened, breaking your inner fears, keeping your behavior “awakened”, starting to socialize, and putting yourself in a state of not being isolated and alone. This will Make you more and more identify with yourself.
Five: Learn to ask for help and keep warm
You are not the only person who has these feelings, there are many people who are like you but are afraid to disturb others. They understand how you feel and want to share it with you. Every sentence and every feeling you output is meaningful, and perhaps your actions are helping another person.
CBD’s anti-depressant way
Patients with depression go to the doctor, and the doctor will prescribe many drugs to help the patient treat or control the depression. But drugs inevitably have side effects, such as mood swings, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction, which make many people who need to maintain a normal rhythm of life daunting.
Clinical trials have shown that the rational use of CBD can reduce depression and greatly improve people’s acceptance of pleasure perception. CBD has become one of the new relief methods for depression patients.
Researchers found in a 2014 study that the effects of CBD on endocannabinoid receptors in the brain produced both antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.
What is more gratifying is that a more recent review in 2018 concluded that CBD has an anti-stress effect and can reduce stress-related depression.
So how exactly does CBD affect depression?
As mentioned above, when people suffer from depression, the hippocampus of the brain shrinks.
Fortunately, the hippocampus can grow new neurons and form new connections. This process is called “neurogenesis” or “neural regeneration.” In the past, we thought that only young brains could do this, but later studies showed that, The brain has always had the ability to be reshaped. This ability is called “neuroplasticity.”
Therefore, the real reason antidepressants work is that they stimulate nerve regeneration in the hippocampus. This is why antidepressants take several weeks to work, because brain neurons need time to heal, grow and form new connections.
CBD can also protect neurons in the hippocampus. This conclusion has been proven in animal studies and human experiments. In addition, the CBD drug Epidiolex is approved for the treatment of epilepsy, which is also related to the protection of hippocampal neurons by CBD.
For most people, CBD seems to work faster and last, with few side effects.
But this is not to say that CBD can be used to replace professional treatment. If you already have depression or suspect that you have depression, please first seek professional help, and hope that this “spiritual cold” will recover soon!
Finally, I hope the society will show more care for the depressed group and less prejudice!