Depression

Sad young man sitting in the corner of the room
Sad young man sitting in the corner of the room

I have been working with many people who tell me that they just want to wish their depression away.  I explain that depression and anxiety should be renamed, a serotonin and dopamine deficiency. It is a chemical issue, just like diabetes. Sometimes it needs to be treated in order for a person’s chemical makeup to be reset. It doesn’t mean that someone necessarily needs to remain on medications their entire life and sometimes they do.

More often, people struggle due to long-term unresolved trauma,  and they need counselling support to cope with day to day life and help sort out government programming.

 

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