It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health

Prince Harry

Doom and gloom.
Everyday is the same.
Living with Depression is real.
Mental health statistics are under reported.

Is it due to the neurochemistry in our brains?
Could it be our genes?
Why won’t the fog ever clear up in my brain?
Can antidepressants really wash my blues away?

Pervasive low mood, lack of energy, exhaustion, self-negation thoughts, indecisiveness, isolation, insomnia, irritability, poor motivation, and anxiety. Other symptoms may include self-harming thoughts with or without self-harming behaviors, appetite changes, and sleep changes.

Getting both a proper psychiatric assessment and a psychotherapeutic review will help you to decide the best course of action.

Clinical depression is a disorder by itself, but it can also be a symptom manifestation of other mood disorders and psychiatric disorder, such as bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and post-natal depression. Clinical depression has a broad spectrum from mild clinical depression to extreme depression such as major depression disorder MDD.

MRI Brain scans have demonstrated significant differences in the executive functions and emotional regulation in patients with MDD with more excitation in the amygdalae and the thalami regions.

As such Depression is not something you can snap yourself out of easily. Depression is not laziness or a sign of a weak character.

Depression can often be masked and hidden, as a result, of needing to live up to the expectations, hopes and demands of our own selves or those around us.

Without a proper neuro-psychological understanding, it is sometimes hard for others to understand mental health conditions and how hard it is to deal with a relapse of depression.

Yet, with more valid tools to understand and identify depression, as well as more services and approaches available these days, one who desires to get well, can find the support and treatment needed for their recovery.

Your recovery progress from depression like most mental health disorders need to be maintained.

Start with a having a desire to feel better and well today.
Step into the sun.
Turn on the lights.
You are not alone.


Li et al., (2019) “Blood-Brain Barrier Water Permeability Disruption in Major Depressive Disorder” was presented at session SSM19-05 on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.

Li at al., 2019 “Multiscale Modeling of Intra-Regional and Inter-Regional Connectivities and Their Alterations in Major Depressive Disorder” was presented at session SSJ19-04 on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.

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