Too often, searches for solutions to depression are assumed to be in the emotional realm. That's because depression was considered an emotionally generated symptom, so it was supposed to resolve itself through the emotional realm. This is why it was approached with counseling or therapy, often for years, and that is why physical problems were generally overlooked or neglected.

He was later considered to be "all in his head" due to a chemical imbalance in his brain, such as a deficiency in serotonin, or an alteration in serotonin metabolism. That is why it was addressed with antidepressant medications that affected serotonin levels in the brain.

But that can be a big mistake, because sometimes it's not just "everything in your head". Here are twelve physical conditions that can lead to symptoms of depression. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, be sure to review all of these conditions to find a solution.

What is depression?

Depression is an emotional symptom, often seen in a negative attitude, low mood, and loss of interest in people and things that are normally of interest. It can even involve feelings of guilt, low self-esteem, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disorders, disordered appetite. The feelings of sadness, despair and discouragement can be profound.

All of these emotional symptoms are the main reason that depression is often considered to have emotional origins that require emotional approaches: psychotherapy, counseling, and / or treatment with antidepressant medications.

But here's the thing: Contrary to what we generally assume, depression, most of the time, originates from physical problems. This means that these emotional symptoms are resolved by

addressing physical problems. Below is a summary of the prevalence of this symptom along with a list of the most common sources of what appears to be only an emotional problem. If you or someone you know is depressed, be sure to check these physical conditions!

Who is depressed?

Depression is common and affects around 121 million people worldwide. In the United States, it is estimated that in any given year, depressive disorders are estimated to affect approximately 18.8 million American adults, or approximately 9.5% of the US population 18 years of age and older.

In terms of gender, depression affects both sexes. Unfortunately, depression has had a reputation for being a female condition, but this is incorrect. Actually, more than 6 million men in the United States have depression each year. The symptoms of depression in men are similar to the symptoms of depression in women. But men tend to express those symptoms differently.

How do men and women express depression differently?

In women, depression is more likely to cause feelings of sadness and worthlessness. Depression in men, on the other hand, may be more prone to irritation, aggressiveness, or hostility.

Either way, the depressed person is suffering, and those around him also suffer. Therefore, adopting an immediate problem solving attitude is essential. Everyone, the depressed person, family, friends, coworkers, benefits from this "let's get this over with" approach. Be sure to check out each of these physically generated causes of depression:

1. Low thyroid (T1 or T4):

Revealed by a blood test or muscle test, this symptom can often change by increasing dietary intake or even supplementing with iodine along with eliminating all sources of fluoride exposure, including fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste, and dental sealants. Fluorine expels iodine from the thyroid, causing low thyroid function and therefore leading directly to depression.

2. Low adrenals.

In the modern go-go world where people stretch to the maximum and beyond, the adrenal glands are constantly overloaded. Like anything else, they can only take so much, and then they start to give way. The result is low energy, low motivation and, guess what, depression!

Various stress reduction and stress management techniques in combination with direct support of the herbal adrenal glands often reverse this. Two of the herbs that the adrenal glands like best are Ashwaganda and Licorice. (However, don't take licorice long-term if you have high blood pressure.)

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Depression is actually a type of extreme sadness, feelings of disconnection from life