How To Get Over Depression

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Why medication might not work

In this article I will discuss the methods that can be used for getting over depression naturally without the use of medication or any kind of drugs.

Depression medications are considered by some people one of the most effective methods available for treating depression, however, in lots of cases other methods of treatment can help the person get over depression without the use of medication.

So many studies have pointed out that depression medication can even be totally useless. Many of those studies have compared the mood of a control group , that didn't take medication, to a group who is on medication and managed to show that medications can sometimes be ineffective.

This doesn't mean that you should stop the use of medication but it only means that you should explore all available options until you get over depression.

Depression has an end

When people spend a long time feeling down they tend to forget how happiness feels like. This is a normal part of the human nature. When we experience a certain bad emotion for a prolonged period of time we forget about all other good emotions we experienced before and we tend to think that this emotion will last forever.

One of the biggest challenges for depressed people is convincing themselves to believe that this depression can end one day. If you are currently depressed then just remind yourself of all of the bad emotions that you experienced before that have ended already.

Can you remember your previous moments of anger?
No, because they went away after a certain period of time but at the time you were angry you never thought this way. You just thought that rage will last forever. Depression too is like all other emotions, it can come to and end if you committed to the right action plan.

Why do you think people think of suicide when they get depressed?
It's because they think that depression will never end. If they were told that within one month depression will disappear they will never think of committing suicide again but instead they will keep checking the calendar every now and then.

How to get over depression

In order to get over depression you need to understand why your brain is experiencing depression in the first place. Depression, just like any other emotion, is a way of communication that your mind uses in order to tell you something.

Let's suppose that your dream was to get a certain job but you failed at the interview, won't you get depressed?
The reason depression happened in this case is that your mind wanted to let you know that this event was so important and that life lost its meaning after that event happened.

Now the reason most people fail to deal with depression is that they try to do everything but fix the problem that caused it. In the previous case getting over depression is all about finding another job or at least calming your mind down by letting it know that you are working on another plan (plan b).

If you did anything apart from trying to solve this problem directly then your depression will never end. After all the depression started to signal something to you which is the importance of the job that was lost.

If you did not respond to the signal properly then your brain will keep it until you do.

Is your life style the cause of your depression?

Do you know that prolonged stress can result in depression?

Do you know that suppressing your emotions can result in depression? Do you know that not being assertive can force you to suppress your emotions and so become depressed?

Do you know that the absence of a life purpose can make you become depressed? Do you know that accumulated guilt can make you depressed?

Some people become depressed just because their life styles always lead to depression. Most people choose to experience stress in their lives by not learning how to manage this stress properly. If you didn't learn how to manage your suppressed emotions and your other emotions then there is a big chance that you will become depressed.

In such a case depression is no more than a message sent to you by your mind asking you to change this horrible life style you are living. Getting over depression in this case is just a matter of responding to this message.

When you make life style changes and prevent yourself from getting subjected to this emotional stress then your depression will certainly ease.

Here are some tips that will help:

  • 1) Don't suppress your emotions: Always find a way to express your emotions instead of suppressing them. The habit of expressing your emotions can protect you from a wide array of bad emotions including depression
  • 2) Avoid the hectic life style: If your life style is subjecting you to lot's of stress or anxiety then make serious changes to this life style right away
  • 3) Find your life purpose: When you believe that you are fighting for something of value your life will become more interesting and you will be less prone to depression.

Watch for Belief system changes

Our belief system includes all the beliefs that we hold about life. When we become depressed all our thoughts tend to be negative and this might lead to the formation of new negative beliefs about life. When a person gets depressed their beliefs might change thus support the continuity of the depression.

Don’t some religious people lose faith in God when they become depressed? Why do you think this happens? When people get depressed their ability to form new negative beliefs becomes much higher. A religious person might assume that God left them and so become even more depressed.

If you are currently depressed you must resist the urge to form new negative beliefs and you must even take an additional step to fight the negative thoughts that lead to these negative beliefs.

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Getting over depression using CBT

One of the most effective methods of getting over depression is CBT (cognitive behavior therapy).

CBT’s is based on a simple concept. If negative thoughts and some behavior patters reinforce depression then challenging these negative thoughts and reversing these behavioral patters could help the person get over depression.

Whenever I write an article about positive or negative thinking I just use CBT concepts in it but I usually don’t mention the fact that I am using CBT as the basis for the article in order to comply with the website’s policy of avoiding the use of complicated medical terms.

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