We are not born depressed so the symptom of depression can be viewed as a neurological dysfunction that could be caused by any number of issues including; Toxicity, trauma, Inflammation, oxidative stress, hormones, methylation issues, poor gut health, HPA Maladaptation, structural imbalances and malnutrition. We need a deep respect for the law of bio-individuality, medicating the symptom of depression without discovering the underlying course can be potentially harmful and an unsuccessful approach.
The good news is that there are more diagnostic tools, research and better treatments available today than ever before.
The conventional theory of depression is that it is usually caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Though this chemical imbalance can be a possible cause, it is not always the case.
It is time to re-frame our approach and recognise depression as a symptom, which requires us to look further upstream to investigate what’s possibly causing it physiologically.
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