Margie Rigney, in an article in the Georgetown News-Graphic, refers to depression as the Silent Sickness. She explains it this way:
In the midst of my depression, I couldn't see it. The old saying "you can't see the forest for the trees''is certainly true. I felt so put upon and laden with work. Instead of facing each morning as a fresh start, I felt like it was just another day I would never get back.
The Depression Blog blames it on stress:
Stress is harmful for mental and physical health most of us know this but a fact, hurled by a new study depicts it somewhat more horrifically.
According to researchers, severe stress is enough to kill off new nerve cells in the brain, affecting an important part of the brain called,, an area of the brain that processes learning, memory and emotion. Researchers believe that this very condition may increase a person's vulnerability to depression, which is fast becoming a common problem these days.
How can you deal with all the stress today's acitive lifestyle causes? Nancy Schimelpfening, About Guide to Depresion offers a baker's dozen of ideas, everything from deep breathing to learning to compromise. Remember, stress breeds depression, so let's kick the stress and learn to relax.