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My husband’s depression nearly took him from us, here is what I learned

There are several factors that cause depression. It can be emotional, biological, physical, or genetic. Your surroundings and daily life are also important. Stress and other negative influences have been known to contribute.

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In an attempt to study the mind and how it works, the medical profession is working steadily towards knowing the cause and cure for depression. A chemical imbalance in the brain causes depression, that’s known. We are learning more every day about how the whole process works.

Depression patients often have an imbalance in certain natural chemicals in the brain. In most cases, doctors prescribe anti-depressants to restore the brain’s usual chemical balance and thereby reduce the symptoms. In most cases, anti-depressants take 2 to 3 weeks to work, while some take up to 6 weeks after the first dose of medication before it has an anti-depressant effect.

Awareness is known to be the better prevention for this illness. Depression treatment comes from a variety of medications on the market. Quick fix schemes exist too, but they don’t work. That is why those who are suffering from depression should be careful when seeking medications that have been clinically studied and have been proven to display positive effects in the treatment.

Some people respond well to psychological treatments, while others respond better to medications. While some people may only need psychological, “talking” treatment or nice conversation, other people require BOTH psychological treatment and medication.

Both psychological treatments and medications help to relieve the main symptoms of depression, whatever the cause is. However, it is best if a person with depression works together with his or her mental health professional or doctor. Working together and cooperating is the right treatment for them.

A wife wrote an article about his husband’s depression case and shared her experience and the things she learned from her husband’s illness. Read her story here: https://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/my-husband-s-depression-nearly-took-him-from-us-here-is-what-i-learned-20190404-p51avf.html