When I learned that I am going through this condition, I began to search about it online. I am even reading a book about it. From my researches, I have learned that it “has no single cause but rather a combination of things. Like me, I was so surprised that it struck me.
Below are some of the things I read about depression. This information is lifted from DEPRESSION (dot) COM.
Depression is not just a state of mind. It is related to physical changes in the brain, and connected to an imbalance of a type of chemical that carries signals in your brain and nerves. These chemicals are called neurotransmitters.
Some of the more common factors involved in depression are:
Family history. Genetics play an important part in depression. It can run in families for generations.
Trauma and stress. Things like financial problems, the breakup of a relationship, or the death of a loved one can bring on depression. You can become depressed after changes in your life, like starting a new job, graduating from school, or getting married.
Pessimistic personality. People who have low self-esteem and a negative outlook are at higher risk of becoming depressed. These traits may actually be caused by low-level depression (called dysthymia).
Other psychological disorders. Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and (especially) substance abuse often appear along with depression.
Physical conditions. Serious medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and HIV can contribute to depression, partly because of the physical weakness and stress they bring on. Depression can make medical conditions worse, since it weakens the immune system and can make pain harder to bear. In some cases, depression can be caused by medications used to treat medical conditions.
I have yet to confirm what causes my condition. But I can at least pinpoint that emotional trauma and emotional stress have a lot to do with it. So many things have happened to me for the whole month of August, but I also think that it all started back in 2006 when we moved to a new place and then the entire thing had stirred up my marriage. Although my husband is a good man. He is a christian who loves and honors God. He has no vices like drugs, gambling, smoking, drinking and even women. He turned his back from all that when he made a commitment to follow the Lord. But somehow, that is not the only issue in marriage. There are other factors around us that may harm relationships particularly marital relationship. I wish I can relate everything now, but I still have to ask permission from my husband if it is okay with him to share delicate issues. For now, that is how far I can discuss.