A chemical imbalance in the brain comes about when neurotransmitters have an imbalance. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that communicate information to neurons. This information helps the brain to work properly and reduce mood swings and depression. If you believe the depression may be coming from a chemical imbalance, then it is best to seek medical attention from your primary care physician. He or she can prescribe medications that can help you to deal with depression symptoms or they can give you a referral to talk to a psychiatrist.
Situational depression can present itself to you when you encounter a negative or difficult situation. Depression help can come by learning to control your emotions and keep them in balance. If you are having a conflict with a friend or family member, it is important to make good decisions. You can decide whether it is more beneficial for you to talk to the person or is it better to leave the situation alone. If you feel that talking to the person(s) will do more harm than good, you may want to skip that and deal individually with how the problem has affected you. Whatever decision you choose, you should resolve the problem for yourself. Please don't think that just because you don't talk to the person, that you can't forgive the person and move on for your own benefit. Also, sometimes it helps to write your thoughts out on paper about the situations, so that your emotions don't build up inside and eventually become out of control.
You should also get to know what type of physical symptoms you experience when you feel depressed. For example, you can ask yourself these questions. What triggers me? Do my muscles tense up? Does my stomach feel bad? Do my hands shake? Do I have a headache? What is my energy level? Answering these type of questions will help you to know and understand better, how your body responds to certain situations. You can print out this mood tracker to help you keep track of your symptoms.
Prayer for Dealing With Depression
Lord Jesus, I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. I ask you to forgive me of all my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Will you please help me to deal with this depression that I feel and give me joy? I thank you that now I am saved.
There is a good online church service that you can watch from called From The Heart Church Ministries. Just click on the live stream picture on that website to watch the broadcast when it is streamed.
Remember that taking small steps is better than doing nothing at all. So try to take it easy on yourself and take your time in dealing with negative situations or chemical imbalances in the brain. Work with your doctor and/or therapist on important steps you can take for your depression.
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