Body shut down
Some people say it feels as if their body has shut down, but in reality its the mind that has made it think that way, the mind has a powerful and influential power over our physical function, your body may feel slow and heavy but in fact its the depressive influence of the mind over your normal physical functions.
There are times when the mind needs to shut down to heal or recover from the overwhelming pressure it has experienced, this time may feel like your mind is full of glue or you are unable to sort thoughts and feelings, this can sometimes feel as if your unable to cope with simple tasks and it can start to hit your confidence or self esteem.Wanting to get better has to be off set with allowing for some time, time to heal, time to rest, and time to adjust to your immediate needs. Too much change or wanting to move forward before you are ready can actually slow down recovery.
The mind and the body are intertwined in life, one affects the other, psychological problems lead to physical problems, the mind can help heal the physical self , the mind is where we live and find joy and love. It’s also the place we find dark places and despair, depression also affects the physical body.It’s not just a mental state. When the mind suffers so does the body, people with depression lose co-ordination and speed, it affects the body’s ability to heal and fight off infection. The ability to digest food is lowered and digestive or bowel problems can be more common. The sense of touch and taste can also change, so it can have a deep affect on the ability to live life.
The good news is it can be treated and many people recover from its grip and go on to lead a good life free of depression.We do not treat the depression, we treat the person, with counselling we could help the recovery or help your own understanding towards finding a way forward. For some people depression is welcomed, it allows them to just shut down, to rest the thinking emotional mind for a while, to allow the mind to heal. You cannot force a person to recover they must want it, or see a way forward, it can take time and patience, but with the right kind of help at the right time, progress can be made towards a recovery.
Physical problems leading to depression
There are physical problems that can make you depressed, such as thyroid disease or diabetes, to find out if there could be a physical reason for your depression your Doctor will be the best place to start, do not just sit in silence, suffering, see someone, even if its the local nurse or counsellor.
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