The REAL Cause of Depression (and Solution)


What is the cause of depression?
Neurotransmitters? Bad habits? Or maybe genetic influences?
Let's find out.

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    The REAL Cause of Depression (and Solution)

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    1. My lifelong depression is gone! You will see one month ago in the comments I thought I had pinned down my depression as an effect of too much dissociation which is in a way true! I was dissociated from good health my entire life and three weeks ago I began learning and living a Vegan plant-based diet — the depression got its butt kicked by the high synaptic energy I get from living 80% Vegan, can't wait to be 100%. This has also gotten rid of a bloated gut I have had since I was a toddler so it is possible I have had some genetic predisposition to gluten intolerance — my 80% vegan diet has been gluten free.

      Bottom line you are what you eat and for me that was everything to do with my physical and mental health!

    2. When I'm completely absorbed into the moment and my golden helmet exudes orgastic bliss, my values etc at that time are not comparing to most. Does this mean I'm depressed?

    3. Thank you thank you thank you 🙂
      This analogy is spot on to my life. Cannot be myself if I dissociate too much!
      I then started list building to figure out what I was using to dissociate so much, list for the fix to correct such overindulgence, and a list to the effects of too much dissociation! Depression imo being one of the effects.
      That's how I feel about it, thank you very much for sharing!

    4. Wrong! Depression has been incorrectly identified and treated by experts in both the field of psychology and medicine, for hundreds of years.
      Depression is not a neurological deficiency, nor is it a chemical imbalance within ones brain. Depression is Nihilism in disguise. (For the less educated; google "Nihilism" if you're unfamiliar with the word).
      Regardless of how you arrive at it; depression is a brief, or sometimes prolonged glimpse into the deep and profound (objectively true) realization, that ultimately "Nothing matters".
      It's a moment of becoming aware of the "pointless of it all". It's a sobering moment of self awareness, where one realizes the undeniable insignificance and pointlessness of existence.
      Depression is a naturally occurring "subjective", (as in: personal) experience, into the depths of our moment to moment reality, and the undeniable pointlessness of life. It should also not be treated through the use of harmful psychoactive substances as it currently is.

    5. In order to truly treat another one must first be aware of the main cause of the symptoms. There are unclassified parasites that doctors hide evidence of! If you are not aware of these parasites then you are not treating you are harming because you did not treat the cause only the symptoms caused by parasite infection.

    6. true friends are people with whom you can be your true self without fear of invalidation.

      that might correspond to our shadow functions in mbti, which might be the functions that we had to suppress when growing up due to unwelcoming external environment.

    7. Redux:The real point here is that, as you assess a position, and describe it to yourself in language: e.g. the primacy of nurture and family, you necessarily encounter a contraction to the wider question of what makes us happy e.g. society isn't more stable, and we aren't happier, because we are competing in our relationships with our neighbours etc. Language is structured according to signs in opposition to one another, and therefore to engage and label, is to encounter the area outside the corralling of meaning.  We need therefore to constantly to reevaluate our questions and our reasons because they face contradiction, or antithesis – and this goes for how we describe our relationships with others, for example – because they are couched in finite linguistic terms. Depression, in this case, arises from an innate instability in all our relationships, and our sense of needing to re-evaluate who we are, our identity in the light of these negotiations – or face a void. A previous video here noted the need to recognize the value of relationships of the moment. To recognise this is important to alleviating depression.

    8. you said before that lonely introverts should realise they choose to be alone, also that our emotions spring from selfish desires. now with the point in this vid about asking whether one agrees with or dislikes having depression, I'm seeing a common theme. Is the key to all of this taking responsibility for our own thoughts, actions & desires?

    9. I would offer a couple of caveats to this. I wouldn't suggest this is useful to clinical depression. This self-awareness is like munchausen pulling himself out of a swamp by his own hair; if one is depressed in this way, self-awareness is often not enough, there is a chemical imbalance. In terms of depression with a small d, it's worth noting that we often find ourselves in this state. Consider Hegelian dialectics. As I consider something I become aware of its contradiction. Hegel, in Philosophy of Right, for example, wonders about what makes a good society, He comments on marriage and families, leading you to be less selfish. However by placing family first, we are aware of competing against our neighbours and wider society for limited resources. The real point here is that, as you assess a position, and describe it to yourself in language: e.g. the primacy of nurture and family, to encounter a contraction to the wider question of what makes us happy e.g. society isn't more stable, and we aren't happier, because we are competing in our relationships with our neighbours, We need constantly to reevaluate our questions and our reasons because they face contradiction, or antithesis, because they are couched in finite linguistic terms. Depression, in this case, arises from an innate instability in all our relationships. A previous video here noted the need to recognize the value of relationships of the moment. To recognise this is important to alleviating depression.

    10. I once heard it simply put, "depression is anger turned inwards towards one's self." This has helped me a lot in dealing with depression, maybe someone else will find it useful.

    11. Your example, of getting an 'ERROR ' message because, when our view/interpretation of the world does not match reality( the real world) , sound similar to Objective Reality concept.

    12. What if there aren't any people who do not restrict you? I haven't met one such person in my private life yet. I can only feel unrestricted in isolation.

    13. There's one theory I've seen put forward for Depression, by the physician Gabor Maté, that if during early stages in developments of the brain, if the child has certain genetic predispositions and is also subjected to stressful/neglectful environments, then the reward & pleasure centres of the brain simply do not develop sufficiently and as a consequence do not naturally produce sufficient levels of dopamine and/or serotonin to allow them much of any degree of motivation or concentration… so in some cases it's likely that medication is actually vital to their treatment of things like Depression or ADD.

      The change of mindset and self-empowerment that you describe is of course equally important.

    14. "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes."

      – William Gibson (and Steven Winterburn)

    15. As we've moved more towards a model of purely chemical reactions, we've seen increases in depression in both men & women. For some reason we've given up on the idea that the human being is greater than the sum of its parts….and despite it hurting our overall psyche, we continue down the path. Nice to see some people out there still respect the notion though 🙂 Great video!

    16. My understanding is that depression comes from parents shutting down a child's happiness consistently and often enough to cause the child to form the habit of avoiding fun to please the parents. For eg if you are 3 yrs old and playing with a train set and the parent bursts in the room screaming at you to be quiet…next time you play with the train you will not enjoy it quite as much having the fear that you could be scolded at any minute. You will curb your happiness to avoid the parents anger. If that type of event repeats many times over many years you will no longer be able to enjoy yourself at all. So the cause of depression I think is to be traced to the parents attitude towards your enthusiasm as a child. Was it encouraged or was it shut down?

    17. I thought your video was so accurate and completely honest too. I don't know what depression is myself, but seems like most of the people I know do. and, it's exactly like you say. why I don't myself is probably a very long story

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