4 New Theories On The Cause Of Depression
The old saying ” Prevention is better than cure” is very true when it comes to any preventable illness. It’s no secret that millions suffer from depression worldwide, an estimated 1 in 10 US adults suffers from some type of depression.
According to a recent study the people who are more prone to this illness are:
– Over weight adults and children
– Previously married individuals
– People who are unemployed and or unable to work
– Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men
– Adults between 45-64 years of age
What is depression? If your constantly feeling sad and have lost interest in life than your probably suffering from this disabling mood disorder. In some cases these symptoms might get so severe that you may develop many emotional and physical problems and even participating in everyday activities may seem impossible and challenging.
What are the most common symptoms?
– If you feel empty, sad and unhappy for a long period of time
– Losing interest in activities that you used to enjoy
– Loss of appetite
– Being uncontrollably anxious
– Thoughts of Suicide and worthlessness
– Being constantly frustrated and having major outburst of anger
– If your having trouble concentrating
– Feeling tired and fatigued
The new theories listed below were discovered by experts after doing many hours of research and analyzation of the depressed brain (people suffering from depression). Their research concluded with these interesting findings on depression and the human brain:
1. The Problem Might Be In The Wiring Of The Brain
After scanning several depressed brains, they realized that people who were suffering from depression had lower activity in the frontal lobes of the brain.
2. Brain Volume
Depression and brain volume are linked, according to researchers loss of volume in the part of the brain called hippocampus (the part of the brain associated with emotions), this part is also related to short-term to long-term memory. The greater the depression is the more memory loss you will experience.
3. Your Hormones Being Out Of Whack
If your suffering from Hormone imbalances, the constant fluctuation in you hormones will cause depression.
4. The Genetic Factor
Some types of depression can be linked to genetics and a person’s risk in developing these types of mood disorders. Bipolar disorder is a disorders that scientist have linked to a gene in the human body.
Depression should not be taken lightly and if you or any of your loved ones are suffering from this extremely dangerous and crippling disease, than you must seek professional help immediately.