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How Depression Affects the Thought Process



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Depression is a mental sickness characterized by sadness, lethargy, lack of motivation, and uncertainty. The causes of depression vary from one person to the next. For some, it is heredity and for others it is the culmination of many unfortunate events that lead up to it. What ever the cause is, it is known to disrupt the thought process of an individual. For many, this is how depression takes root in their daily lives. Most of the time, it finds a way in through disappointment or loss.

The "thought process" of a person determines their attitude. It is how a person arrives at a final decision about something. The attitude of an individual decides how they behave towards themselves and others. It is all connected. The result of this thinking demonstrates itself through how a person acts from day to day. Erratic behavior is sign of mental difficulty.

Depression disturbs the thought process by causing an individual to feel about who they are. This is where it starts most of the time. If a person does not feel good about who they are, they will either project it on to others around them or keep inside. Note, that none of these methods is effective.

Depression causes the chemicals in the brain to be imbalanced and this can cause a person to think incorrectly. An imbalance can be corrected with medication and different food choices. An imbalance can cause a person to be overly sensitive to certain situations.In some cases, it can make cause a person to make more out of something than what is there. For example, a person with bipolar disorder can over react to something on television and end up going out and doing something out of the ordinary because they felt at that moment, that they needed to do something. This happens often when people are not balanced. Once the person comes back from making the decision, they immediately go into a low. This " low" can reek havoc on a person emotionally because they feel like they are on a roller coaster all the time.

This is what depression does to an infdividual. It takes them for an emotional ride everyday. Until the person seeks help or gets medication, it can cause problems. Some people end up buying things they cannot afford or severing relationships over depression. It is not worth it. Once a person has been medicated and been seen by a medical professional, their depression will be under control. Once it is, their thought process will come back to normal.

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