All causes of depression can be divided into two groups: endogenous and reactive.

Endogenous depression has a genetic predisposition. This is due to metabolic neurotransmitters, special substances in the brain. Neurotransmitters are responsible for the transmission of nerve impulses, as well as for the coordinated work of the processes of excitation and inhibition in the brain.

Reactive depression occurs due to external stressful situations, such as parting with a loved one, loss of job or death of a loved one.

Regardless of the cause that caused depression, biochemically, this means that the mediator’s metabolism is disturbed in the human brain due to a deficiency of dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine.

It is important to know in order to choose the right medical therapy aimed at leveling the imbalance of mediators, which would even out the imbalance. However, in order to choose the right drug for treatment, it is necessary to know which mediator is not enough in the brain.

The lack of serotonin provokes an anxious depression, which, in addition to a bad mood, causes unreasonable anxiety and anxiety over trifles.

Low levels of norepinephrine cause a decline in strength, lack of energy and increased fatigue.

Lack of dopamine leads to a loss of pleasure: even before your favorite food seems fresh and tasteless, reading is boring, jokes are unfunny.

Causes of depression in women can also be associated with hormonal disorders.

However, the causes of depression may not always be obvious and understandable. Sometimes it may seem that there is no reason. Nevertheless, the term “unreasonable depression” does not exist. Often the cause of depression can be a long-term psycho-trauma that occurred in early childhood. Despite the years passed, and the fact that the situation supposedly remained forgotten, it actually did not disappear anywhere and remained unresolved. It remains in the form of repressed mental energy deeply in the subconscious and affects the psyche of an adult person, influencing his beliefs and actions, as well as the perception of life.

Suppression consists in the violent destruction of those memories that cause fear, anxiety and tension from the consciousness. In cases where the traumatic situation turned out to be extremely strong and emotional, it can remain in the subconscious in the form of unmotivated sadness and anxiety.

The only way to effectively part with deep psychotraumas is to try to throw them out and all the pain. Only then can the true liberation and integrity of the individual be experienced. As a rule, it is difficult to get rid of depression on your own and the help of a psychotherapist is required for successful treatment.

Depression is a word that has become in fashion in some sense. They began to call not only clinical cases, but also momentary disorders. From the point of view of the meaning of the word, it is partly true, because the word “depression” comes from the Latin “deprimo”, which means “crush”, “suppress”.

Accordingly, depression is depression. And, one might say, momentary depression, or even periodic depression, is what happens to all of us. Occasionally, sadness, longing, or fatigue in a person is a normal experience, without which a person cannot develop.