The causes of depression are not fully understood, but they are probably many and varied.
Depression may be triggered by tension, stress, a traumatic life event, chemical imbalances in the brain, thyroid disorders, nutritional deficiencies, poor diet, the consumption of sugar, mononucleosis, lack of exercise, endometriosis, any physical disorder or allergies. Hypglycemia (low blood sugar), is another common cause of depression.
Heredity is a significant factor in this disorder. In up to 50 per cent of people suffering from recurrent episodes of depression, one or both of the parents also experienced depression.
The most common type of depression is a chronic low-grade depression called dysthymia. This condition is long-term and recurring. It usually prevents the person from normal social interactions and enjoyment of life.
The following suggestions are helpful for those suffering from depression:
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !