Depressed? Snap Out of It!
If you are suffering from depression, you may sometimes hear people tell you to cheer up,think positive,and worst of all, snap out of it!Can you cure your depression by improving your attitude? No. As Dr. Goldberg explains, the emotional fluctuations, despair, low self-esteem and other mood issuesare all symptoms of a real imbalance in brain chemistry. In other words, depression is not a state of mind ; it's an illness that affects your state of mind. But take heart. Anti-depressants like SSRI inhibitors can help, and so can a good therapist.