Depression Isn’t All in Your Head
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Depression Isn’t All in Your Head

Depression, You Might Not Know You’re Feeling Down

We all experience highs and lows. But when the lows become increasingly often and begin to interfere with the functions of daily living, then it’s a cause for concern.

Depression affects twice as many women as men and most people don’t seek the help they need. Those that do, usually receive some type of drug therapy to mask the issues.

Woman sad sitting on the floor

Depression isn’t all in your head.

The Biggest Concern?

You may not realize you’re actually feeling depressed until after you’ve overcome it or someone mentions it to you. Often we think it’s just a bad day, but what happens is it becomes bad day, after bad day until it begins to affect your life, family and livelihood negatively.

Common Symptoms of Depression

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Hyper-irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Changes in appetite
  • Withdrawal
  • Chronic physical symptoms
  • Thoughts of suicide

Not Just in Your Head, A Whole Body Experience

Since your mind affects your body, and your body affects your mind, changing your physiology can change your psychology.

Depression is really a whole body condition that affects body, mind, emotions and spirit.

It’s not something to be ashamed of, nor is it something you can simply wish away. You can’t just “snap out of it” or put on a happy face and think it away.

So, it’s time to do something about it, naturally if possible.

Dealing with Depression | Finding Relief

A recent study, conducted by Duke University Medical Center, compared exercise with the use of a popular antidepressant. Those taking the drug saw a 38% relapse in their symptoms. In the exercise-only group, only 8% of participants experienced a relapse.

This shows exercise may be a key element in elevating your mood and improving your health – whether you’re depressed or not.

Remember, you experience everything in life through your nervous system. If your nervous system is compromised, your life experience will be compromised. This is just one more reason to seek safe and natural chiropractic care first.

Want to talk to someone about how you’re feeling and get natural care? We’re here for you, with open ears and open hearts.