Depression and Problem Solving

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Let's face it having depression is like walking around in a fog most the time. It gets in the way of finding answers to even the simplest problem and makes many small issues into mountains, which even the most skilled navigator, would have trouble flying over, creating a state of paralysis and despair. 
The thing about depression is that it is an equal opportunity condition affecting the young, the old, and all ages in between. It can affect happily married couples and unhappily married couples. It can strike men or women at the pinnacles of success or men or women in the throngs of failure. No one is immune. This is the case because depression is biological condition of the brain which is a combination of hormones (dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine) interacting with each other and brain function. While, the condition itself is complex there are certainly steps we can take to help us manage depression and problem solving, or lack of it. Let's walk through a few steps that may help to lift the fog.
*Isolate the problem: Pick a time or a place where you are not distracted to carefully evaluate your unique circumstance and isolate the real problem. If you can't narrow it down to one pick out the most important aspect of the first problem that comes to mind.
*Isolate the cause: When a person is depressed they tend to blame themselves unnecessarily. While the depressed person may share in the blame they may not be totally responsible. Sometimes by understanding all of the causes it can create just enough light to show you the way out of the darkness of depression.
*How do you really feel about it: How is the problem impacting your life? What are my real true feelings? Will my actions ultimately make my depression even worse? Sometimes anger combined with depression can mask one's true feelings, so try to drill down to the core.
*Search for answers: Sometimes we think that we are the only ones that have encountered such a problem but chances are there are others. Look for books, articles, and groups who share your problem. Keep in mind is may be almost impossible for someone who hasn't walked in your shoes to know what you are experiencing.
*Determine the importance: As briefly mentioned above sometimes depression can turn an inconsequential problem into an insurmountable challenge. Develop a rating scale for instance 0 to 100 and setting a threshold for seriousness will give you a realistic foundation for evaluation. If your problem is say 75 or 80 on the scale then it likely is worth devoting your time and effort to finding a solution.
*Are certain predetermined beliefs standing in the way: Ask yourself if any beliefs are interfering with your attempts to solve the problem. Having beliefs is not a bad thing in itself but if these beliefs are stopping you from ever attempting to resolve a festering toxic issue then they may be part of the problem itself.
In summary, finding answers that help you resolve your concerns is a good place to start. Additionally, many individuals are choosing to implement natural depression supplements as a way of promoting both mental and emotional health. If you haven't already done so this is a safe and effective option worth considering.

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R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative natural health products and supplements with over 10 years experience. To learn more about homeopathic natural health visit Purchase

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This article was published on 2010/04/01