A Major Cause of Depression

Medical Medium is a great book that beautifully and accurately identifies the major causes of depression.  Today I will discuss the second reason this book outlines:  traumatic stress.

Traumatic Stress:  Severe and sustained stress can create a burnout effect.  Some examples would be months and months of unemployment, a lawsuit, a major illness…sometimes smaller stressors can also fit into this category.  Every person is different.  Your reaction to learning you have a flat tire on your way out of town may be very different than your neighbor’s.

Our responses to life’s challenges–big and small–trigger the flight-or-fight response that I discuss here.  The adrenal glands flood our bodies with adrenaline.  If we don’t know how to quiet this response, damage can eventually happen that can lead to major depression.  “The adrenaline becomes a trigger that breaks down neurotransmitters and lowers melatonin production, setting you up for feeling lost at sea in a depressive fog.”  (P. 186)

How to combat?  Adrenal dysfunction can be the result of this type of stress.  Chapter 8 of this book outlines how to heal damaged adrenal glands.

I also invite you to read how to quiet your fight-or-flight response.  It will be a step in the right direction!

It matters!  And it works!

(The provided outlines of physical causes to depression comes from Medical Medium by Anthony William.  I use it because my personal experience in researching and personally overcoming root causes to depression has taught me these truths—just on a different level.  Mr. William’s work is the next step in understanding what is physically behind depression and what to do about it from a physical level.  I offer clients the understanding of how the physical and emotional components combine in creating depression and anxiety.  I guide clients to the resources to find the physical healing and then coach them on how to find emotional freedom using tools to master belief processes.)

Share this post:

Explore the wall between where you are now and living your best life

The Wall In Your Way
Webinar Recording

Thank you for tuning into my free webinar!

I can’t wait to spoil you! Your email address will be kept private.

Are you emotionally resilient?

Do you know how to move through the ups and downs of life with confidence and clarity? Join me on a complimentary 30-minute call to see how how you can become more emotionally resilient in the face of your challenges! You’ve got this!

I’m Coach Mandy-Marie.

Life is full of challenges–mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Being able to live from the wisdom gained from our challenges and mistakes is called emotional resilience.

 

As a young mother of five, I was a mess of depression and perfectionism. Now as Nana to 10, my mess has become wisdom and propelled me forward with a passion for helping families become emotionally resilient, one person at a time.

This site uses cookies – small text files that allow personalization of your experience on our site. By accessing this site you agree to the use of cookies.

Explore the wall between you and
your best life

The Wall in Your Way
Webinar Recording

I can’t wait to spoil you! 

Your email address will be kept private.