The Great Debate About Depression

And the Most Important Debate of All

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The Great Debate About Depression

And the Most Important Debate of All

Article 1 of 5

5-7 Minute Read

What is depression?

What are the causes of depression?

What is the best way to overcome depression?

 

For those that are experiencing depression or have some close to you that is, or even for those of you that just curious about depression; these are some highly relevant and prudent questions to ask, right?

 

Unfortunately, the more time and energy you spend researching these three questions, the more confusing the answers to these questions seem to get.

 

In fact, run a google search on these three questions. See what comes up.

 

Even better, contact three separate mental health professionals and ask them the same three questions. For fun, be sure to talk to a psychiatrist, a psychotherapist, and why not a marriage and family therapist too (for a guide to all of the complex titles in the mental health industry, please visit this page).

 

Chances are you will get a wide variety of answers.

 

Some Say...

Some say it is a disorder or an illness.

Some say it is an emotional state.

Some call it something else.

 

Some claim there are many different diagnosable types of depression (please be careful about putting too much emphasis on these different types of depression. Just know that all of them have one thing in common- they all can be conquered. Unfortunately most resources that talk about depression and/or it’s different “types” fail to emphasize this Fact).

 

Some also say depression is biological.

Some may say is has to do with neurotransmitters.

Some may say it is caused solely based on life experiences and beliefs.

 

Some say the best way to treat it is with medication and prescriptions only.

Some say talk therapy only.

Some say both.

Some think a device can solve it.

 

Research the topic of depression enough and chances are the incredibly wide variety of perspectives, philosophies, theories, and mindsets and their related recommendations, opinions, and guidance you will find can be quite complex and confusing.

 

Complex and confusing… That’s exactly what you need when you’re unmotivated, tired, disinterested, sad, hopeless, lonely, distressed, and/or contemplating some dangerous things with your life… or as many people, for better or worse, call some type of “depression”…

 

The "Three Core Questions"

The Three Core Questions

Unfortunately, at this point in existence of the human race, The Truth is that:

 

The question of, “What is depression?” is debated.

The question of, “What causes depression?” is debated.

And the question of, “What is the best way to overcome depression” is also debated.

 

It is these three questions that serve as The Three Core Questions to The Great Debate about Depression, as the wide variety of answers and theories provided in response to each of these three questions are ultimately what creates this “Great Debate”.

 

ConquerMyDepressionToday.com prepared this Article Series on the Great Debate about Depression to serve as a guide you can save and reference to ensure you are pointed the directions you need to go when it comes to understanding these Three Core Questions.

 

Two Tips

Whether you explore these three questions through this Article Series, other content on this site, or somewhere else; there are some tips to remember while you are on your journey.

 

Tip #1: Pay Attention to the Influences

Throughout your research and due diligence process on the Great Debate about depression, it is important to realize that, like many things involving human beings, the type of information you are receiving will be heavily dependent upon and influenced by that person’s personal and professional background and training as well as their personal and professional beliefs.

 

There are also countless organizations out there that produce content and information on depression, and the same is true them to.

 

Let me clarify these last two paragraphs a little.

 

The types of professionals in that organization (IE: psychiatrist or psychotherapist, or neuroscientist vs. psychologist) and their professional backgrounds will influence the information you receive in the debate about depression.

 

The guiding beliefs and values of the organization preparing the materials will influence the information they prepare. And the type of organization it is in general will influence it as well (IE: public vs. private, and for-profit vs. not-for-profit, etc.).

 

These two things are true for any organization, including ones that work in the depression industry and prepare content for the topic of depression.

 

Ultimately, all of the theories, recommendations, guidance, philosophies, organizations, certifications, licenses, titles, professions, and legislation within the field of psychology; AND also the countless people and organizations that influence it make the landscape of the psychology field incredibly complex and confusing. This is especially true if you are not a professional in the field of psychology, and navigating this landscape can be incredibly difficult and overwhelming.

 

Difficult and overwhelming. . . yet another thing that someone needs when they are not enjoying their life and trying to figure out why and/or how to change it. . .

 

Hopefully Article Series on the Great Debate about Depression will help sort things out for you during this journey and allow you to walk away much calmer and clearer about the topic of depression.

 

Tip #2: Remember this no matter what you find!

The odds are that if you’re reading this, depression is already affecting your life in some way or another. It could be you, personally, or someone close to you.

 

The most important thing to remember is that, the most important debate is the one that may occur in your very own head. Researching depression, what it is, what causes it, and what are the best ways to treat it can be a very confusing, complex, and frustrating journey. There are a lot dangerous influences on the depression industry, and misleading and inaccurate sources of information.

 

Regardless of how frustrating this journey can be, the debate that really, truly matters is the one that goes on inside your own head.

 

Your ability to settle this debate in the most accurate and empowering way goes a long way in determining your ability to conquer depression once and for all.

 

I know from personal experience that navigating these three questions and the complex landscape of the depression industry can be very frustrating, draining, and confusing- especially if you start traveling down the wrong paths.

 

I sincerely hope that all of the information and resources shared in this Article Series saves you as much time, money, and mental and emotional energy as possible.

 

 

Article #2 Preview:

The next article in this Article Series shares the root cause of the Great Debate about Depression. It also shares the best things to focus on when researching, reviewing, contemplating, or pondering the topic of depression as well.

 

Enjoy Article #2 for the Great Debate about Depression.

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Receive a free copy of ConquerMyDepressionToday.com's eBook on How to Conquer Depression by registering below. In this eBook you will find proven methods to generate a Breakthrough in your depression, and practical skills and strategies you can start using today to conquer your depression once and for all.
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