Facts About Depression 2

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Many things can lead to clinical depression. In the last of a two-part look at depression, Dr. Edward Hill discusses some little-known facts about the condition in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Depression can come from chemical imbalances in the brain, hormonal changes, medications or things going on in your life.

Here are some additional facts about depression.

Alcohol is a depressant. So are marijuana and a host of other recreational or street drugs.

People dont choose to be depressed, but they do make a choice about how to deal with it. You can choose to do nothing, but denying that you have a problem will only make you feel worse.

Depression can be as hard on your loved ones as it is on you. Those closest to you may start to feel unloved, and may distance themselves so they arent pulled into your pain.

Exercise is the easiest and least expensive cure for depression. Just walking 30 minutes a day will help you.

Depression takes on many disguises, but more diagnostic tools and better treatments are available today than ever before. Take advantage of the many options that are readily available to help you and your loved ones.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.